TikTok continues to be very popular and even in February it was the most downloaded (non-game) app in the world. It is not surprising that the ByteDance social platform is watched with great interest by competing companies that have built their success on video sharing. The reference goes first to YouTube: according to recent rumors, he would be working to propose aalternative to TikTok.
Is called Shorts and, as the name suggests, will allow you to upload to YouTube short movies combined with music tracks, just like the competitor TikTok. The Information reports that Shorts will be integrated into the YouTube mobile app and not released as an independent app; the already vast collection of music from the YouTube Music service would be made available to users to enrich their videos.
To support the hypothesis some intervene strings of code sighted in the latest versions of the YouTube app that specifically mention "Shorts":
According to the source, the service's debut should take place before the end of the year. It is not the first time that there is talk of an alternative to Google's TikTok: in October last year the hypothesis had gone into the limelight with rumors about the alleged negotiations for the acquisition of Firework by the Mountain View house – but afterwards nothing was known.
Then there is another small piece on projects to improve YouTube – not closely related to Shorts. The function emerged from the Android app code (version 15.13.33) bedtime reminder, or reminder to remind you to stop watching movies past a certain time. The user will be able to set the bedtime and the app will send recurring notifications with an invitation to end playback. It is not known when the development of the functionality will be completed.