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SHOW ALL QUESTIONS (pronounced "musically"; stylized as was a social media service headquartered in Shanghai with an American office in Santa Monica, California,[1] on which platform users created and shared short lip-sync videos. The first prototype was released in April 2014, and then after that, the official version was launched in August of 2014.[2][3] Through the app, users could create 15-second to 1-minute lip-syncing music videos and choose sound tracks to accompany them, use different speed options (time-lapse, fast, normal, slow motion, and epic) and add pre-set filters and effects. The app also allowed users to browse popular "musers", content, trending songs, sounds and hashtags, and uniquely interact with their fans.

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Original author(s)
    • Alex Zhu
    • Luyu Yang
    • Inc. (2014–2017)
    • ByteDance (2017–2018)
Initial releaseAugust 2014; 9 years ago (2014-08)
Operating system
Available in36 languages
TypeVideo sharing
LicenseProprietary software with terms of use Edit this on Wikidata

In June 2016, had over 90 million registered users, up from 10 million a year earlier.[4] By the end of May 2017, the app had reached over 200 million users.[5]

ByteDance Ltd. acquired Inc. on November 10, 2017, and merged it into TikTok on August 2, 2018. At the same time, Inc. changed its name to TikTok Inc.[6]

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