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Instagram reels
trill
byte
Dubsmash
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TikTok is controversial. If you are therefore looking for alternatives, you will find it in our article..

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While TikTok's popularity with its users remains high, recent threats from the US and bans in countries like India and Australia have put the future of the video-sharing app at risk. For this reason, it is not surprising that users are interested in possible alternatives. We have put together a few TikTok alternatives for you .

Instagram reels

Instagram released the so-called Reels in June 2020 - an Instagram feature that was specially developed to compete with TikTok. Reels allows you to browse Instagram's music library or upload original audios, add effects, set free hand recordings, and use AI tools to manage transitions or special effects. There are also speed options, settings for capturing multiple clips in a row, and of course plenty of ways to share and explore videos.

Reels is a suitable option for those looking to replace TikTok for two reasons: First, Instagram is unlikely to encounter similar political and international entanglements that TikTok is facing. Second, Instagram already has a huge platform with users who can automatically access Reels without having to build a community on TikTok..

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trill

Triller has been in existence for an impressive five years and has numerous partnerships with important players such as Spotify or WB Records, making it a high-quality alternative to TikTok. Above all, the app allows you to listen to complete tracks, which makes it particularly suitable for amateur and professional musicians who can present their work there in full. Triller also encourages vloggers to post for their audience, and has several excellent video guides to help new users get started. Users can view the latest hits in the feed, receive suggestions via "Discover" or search for a specific genre or hashtag.

Trill also relies heavily on AI, which allows you to customize videos to better fit the beat of a song, and automatically make editing and enhancing a video easier. Only when it comes to filters and stickers, Triller can't keep up with TikTok. There are only a few overlay and text options there.

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byte

Byte was started by one of the co-founders of Vine, which is why many expected it to replace Vine as the premier social platform for short videos. The start did not go quite as expected, however, which was in large part due to the competition at the time.

The minimalist app looks a lot like TikTok and has a home news feed, a discover option to search for channels, and a record button. Byte even includes an activity checker and profile settings. Creating videos is easy: you just tap the center of the screen and choose from a variety of camera modes, add subtitles and hashtags.

However, Byte differs from TikTok in two ways: First, videos are limited to just six seconds. Second, there are no sticker options or the ability to overlay text on the video..

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Dubsmash

Dubsmash , as the name suggests, is a social video app primarily designed for short dance and music videos. In order to promote creativity and diversity, Dubsmash discloses the use of its own algorithm.

Open Dubsmash and you'll see a simple video feed of the latest hits, plus options to explore, create your own, and view your likes, comments, and other social features. Dubsmash is similar to TikTok and enables comparable editing to the competitor via the user interface, filters and stickers. However, the videos on Dubsmash are limited to 10 seconds.

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Funimate

Funimate is very versatile: you can create video loops, easily add slow-motion effects, combine several videos into a compilation and much more. Like TikTok, the app has a huge library of music and sounds that you can use to create funny videos with lip syncing. There are more than 20 video effects available, and you can quickly add text or stickers to your videos. In Funimate, you can also collaborate with friends by selecting a song and merging the videos into a single clip. It's not quite the same as TikTok's Duet or React functionality, but it's still a lot of fun.

One negative point of Funimate: If you want access to advanced functions, you have to pay around 8 € per month for it.

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