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TikTok Tests 60-Minute Video Uploads

Would you watch a 60 minute video on TikTok?

Evidently, TikTok’s assured that not less than some individuals will, because it’s launched a brand new check of 60-minute uploads with some customers.

As you possibly can see on this instance, posted by social media knowledgeable Matt Navarra, TikTok’s making an attempt out even longer movies, because it seems to develop its leisure remit.

The platform has been steadily rising its video size limits over time, going from 15 seconds per clip at launch, to 60 seconds, then 3 minutes, then 5 minutes, earlier than rising to 10 minutes in 2022.

Final October, TikTok started experimenting with 15 minute uploads, which it elevated once more to 30 minute clips in January this 12 months.


As such, the growth to 60 minute clips is not any actual shock, However the important thing actual query, as famous, is whether or not customers will really watch hour lengthy movies within the app?

In line with TikTok, there’s demand from creators for such, because it’ll present them with extra alternative to fill out their uploads with longer narratives.

As reported by TechCrunch:

TikTok says that whereas creators can weave multipart tales collectively by telling viewers to go to half two or extra of a narrative, it typically hears from creators who need extra time for issues like cooking demos, magnificence tutorials, instructional lesson plans, comedic sketches and extra.”

So creators need it, however viewers?

Actually, I can’t see there being huge demand for longer clips. And contemplating that Meta is now actively dissuading creators from importing Reels which are greater than 90 seconds lengthy, the broader behavioral developments would recommend that there’s not a whole lot of curiosity in tremendous lengthy movies in-stream.

However on the similar time, TikTok desires to develop its platform, and grow to be a much bigger facilitator of leisure.

Earlier this 12 months, TikTok additionally launched a program which supplied incentives for creators to publish longer movies in panorama format, so there’s clearly some impetus from the corporate to make this shift, and ideally, change the way in which that individuals eat content material within the app.

On the Chinese language model of the app, known as Douyin, it’s additionally been encouraging longer movies, and possibly, based mostly on that have, TikTok is trying to observe the identical path.

And doubtlessly, that might additionally allow it to grow to be a much bigger challenger for YouTube within the creator race.

Longer movies present extra monetization potential, as you possibly can insert each pre and mid-roll provides into the expertise, and proper now, TikTok continues to be restricted in its monetization pathways.

Possibly, then, that’s the important thing motivation, in reaching parity with different platforms to allow creators to construct their dwelling base within the app, versus utilizing TikTok as a supplementary channel.

Once more, I’m undecided that the consumer response might be as optimistic, but it surely’s most likely price an experiment. And if TikTok thinks that it’s going to be banned within the U.S. quickly both approach, it might as nicely attempt all the pieces earlier than that.   


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