Popular social network TikTok is working to expand the limit of videos that users can upload. The social network was recently reported to be the most downloaded app in the world, surpassing Facebook, Snapchat, and other popular social platforms. TikTok recorded over 310 million downloads within the first quarter of the year displacing Facebook. Following this expansion, the Chinese social app is now testing a longer 5-minute video upload limit with a small group of users.
Currently, TikTok users can share videos up to three minutes long, a limit that was set by the social network in December 2020. Now the social platform is making plans to raise the limit, this time in a bid to support videos up to five minutes long. The news was reported by social media consultant Matt Navarra, who shared a screenshot of the new upload limit via Twitter.
As seen in the screenshot, TikTok seems to be slowly rolling out the longer video upload limit to a few users. Those selected to try out the new limit will receive a notification confirming that the platform now accepts video uploads of up to five minutes. Interestingly, few users have been able to upload videos up to 5 minutes long, so the company is probably experimenting with what the ideal limit is before enabling everyone.
Earlier this month, it was reported that TikTok is implementing “TikTok Stories,” which, as you might imagine, will let users share photos that disappear after 24 hours — TikTok joins the likes of Snapchat, Instagram. TikTok confirmed the news in a statement, “We’re always thinking about new ways to bring value to our community and enrich the TikTok experience. Currently, we’re experimenting with ways to give creators additional formats to bring their creative ideas to life for the TikTok community.” However, there is no set date for making this available to the public.