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Facebook tests TikTok-styled video editing tool ‘Reels’ on Instagram

Updated : July 08, 2020 07:15 PM IST

The government of India recently banned TikTok along with 58 other China-based applications. This has been a watershed moment for homegrown startups, especially those operating in the content space.

Social media giant Facebook has also jumped onto this bandwagon and has been testing a new feature on Instagram called ‘Reels’ in India. Reels is a video editing tool designed to let people create TikTok-style 15-second videos.

CNBC-TV18's Megha Vishwanath spoke to Vishal Shah, VP-Product at Facebook and Ajit Mohan, VP and MD of Facebook India to find out how the sector could change because of the banning of TikTok.
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