TikTok now testing 60-minute video uploads

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TikTok is testing a brand new 60-minute video add restrict, which may unlock new content material potentialities for manufacturers, entrepreneurs and content material creators.

Why we care. TikTok is already a robust discovery engine, however the means to add 60-minute movies opens up TikTok’s potential as a platform to host long-form branded video content material – fairly than breaking apart movies into a number of elements.

Why TikTok is testing this. TikTok desires to present creators extra flexibility and the flexibility to experiment with new kinds of long-form content material (e.g., cooking demos, magnificence tutorials, instructional classes, comedic sketches) that don’t match nicely into shorter movies.

Not extensively out there. This new 60-minute video add possibility is being examined with a restricted variety of customers in choose markets. It’s not out there to all customers but and TikTok has no “quick plans” for a wider rollout, TechCrunch reported.

Longer movies, extra adverts? This improvement may additionally paved the way to TikTok providing extra promoting, within the type of pre- and mid-roll adverts.

Retains getting longer. In January, TikTok began testing 30-minute video uploads. That adopted will increase to quarter-hour in 2023 and 10 minutes in 2022.

  • At launch, TikTok movies have been restricted to fifteen seconds. TikTok later elevated the utmost video size time to 60 seconds, then tripled that to three minutes in July 2021.