Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a secret TikTok account
Instagram launched a new video-editing tool Reels in Brazil this week with features like TikTok. Facebook has used Instagram as an app to challenge Tiktok and Snapchat. The launching of the reels is seen as a response by the social media giant to Tiktok’s growing popularity worldwide. To possibly crack the Tiktok model, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been spotted on Tikok via a ‘Tiktok secret account‘. The Chinese short video-sharing app has become a tension for the social networking site – from the US to India.
Mark Zuckerberg has a secret TikTok account
The account is not yet verified, but uses the handle “@finkd”, similar to Zuckerberg’s handle on Twitter, BuzzfeedNews reported on Wednesday. The account has a modest 4,055 followers with no posts. It currently follows 61 celebrities such as Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez, but mostly Tittok superstars such as Loren Gray and Jacob Sartorius. In 2016, Mark Zuckerberg invited music.ly co-founder Alex Zhu to Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters in California, the report said, but the talks did not take place.
In 2017, musical.ly was bought by Chinese tech giant ByteDance for around $ 800 million and formed TikTok in collaboration with its existing short-form video app Douyin, which has more than 800 million users globally, including India comprises 200 million. To take on Tiktok’s increasing popularity, Facebook had owned Instagram has launched a new video-music remix feature called “Reels“. It will let users create 15-second video clips and they can share as stories.
He compared Tiktok to the Explore tab on Instagram and said it was “Explore for stories, and it was the whole app.” Mark Zuckerberg said that “we have time to learn and understand and move on from the trend,” when it comes. TikTok, which may explain why he has a secret account on a platform that competes so closely with Instagram.
Like TikTok, users can soundtrack their ‘reels‘ with a huge list of music, or borrow audio from someone else’s video to remix their memes or jokes. Mark Zuckerberg recently stated that Tiktok has surpassed Instagram in India. He also mentioned that Tiktok acts like Instagram’s Explore feature. Social Platforms such as Instagram and Facebook are facing strong competition from Tiktok in India. The Tiktok owner now plans to invest $ 1 billion in India, despite calls to ban the app. Facebook quietly released app called “Lasso” to compete with Tiktok.
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