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TikTok will have horizontal videos

TikTok will have horizontal videos
TikTok app tests new landscape video mode just like YouTube on select users. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/

Since its launch in 2016, TikTok was characterized for being an application with publications of video in short format in vertical format. However, the popularity of the platform has caused me to try new functions and the one that has been launched recently is the reproduction of videos in horizontal format.

This new way of video does not mean that the image turned to be seen by turning the smartphone over, but rather that the app (just like it is done on YouTube) offers a special button that activates the function full screen horizontal screen.

According to TikTokthis function is not yet available to all users, but it is being tested on selected profiles within the platform.

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In addition, this mode also activates a bar of reproduction in which the user is indicated the time that remains to be played on the videoa button on which you can pause the contents being viewed and another in which you can modify the playback speed within the app.

The rest of the controls, such as likescomments, saved and shared, are kept in the same location.

TikTok enables a horizontal video mode for selected profiles within the platform (Twitter/@NANAMIBRAINR0T)
TikTok enables a horizontal video mode for selected profiles within the platform (Twitter/@NANAMIBRAINR0T)
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The application developer company, bytedance has spent the last few months implementing new features to the application including an extension in the duration of the videos which are published in the platform. Although in its beginnings this was a maximum of 15 seconds, like the functions of Stories of instagram either Snapchatnow you can publish content up to 10 minutes.

Despite the fact that the duration of the publications, this does not imply that long-form images always have the horizontal display function active. The accounts enabled with this function are the only ones that can activate this new playback mode on their contents.

Speaking to the US media outlet TechCrunch in March of this year, a company representative indicated that facilitating more weather for content display allows users to creators of content on the platform can “take more advantage of their creative possibilities.”

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TikTok enables a horizontal video mode for selected profiles within the platform (Twitter/@NANAMIBRAINR0T)
TikTok enables a horizontal video mode for selected profiles within the platform (Twitter/@NANAMIBRAINR0T)

On the other hand, the function of reproduction in landscape format is not only available for videos that were shot that way and are initially presented in a landscape format vertical with black bars at the top and bottom of the image, but vertical videos can be displayed with the mode horizontal even if they only last less than a minute.

Although at the moment it is not known when the official launch of this new mode will be for all users of the platform at a global level, it is expected that it can be carried out throughout the year 2023 to favor the rest of the people who could generate more diverse content within the app.

However, even if it is not active for use by everyone with a profile in the app, users who can’t use it to create content can see this type of content. videos both on the For You pages and on the Followed profiles page.

TikTok enables a horizontal video mode for selected profiles within the platform (Capture/TechCrunch)
TikTok enables a horizontal video mode for selected profiles within the platform (Capture/TechCrunch)

Other features being tested within the appwhose development has not yet been completed is the function of e-commerce on the platform, the creation of games mobile phones, the creation of a platform that allows listening music to the usersamong others.

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