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Top 4 TikTok Alternatives

Trump’s effort ban the popular social video-sharing platform has TikTok users up in arms. If such a ban does come to pass, we’re looking at some of the top contenders who might be able to fill the TikTok void.

Guest post by Randi Zimmerman of the Symphonic Blog

Trump has threatened to ban TikTok, and the platform’s 100 million users are pissed. In the event that this threat actually becomes reality, creators are on the hunt for new platforms to hopefully replace the TikTok sized hole in their hearts. Which platforms could make the cut? Here are the top 4 in the running…

Top 4 Alternative Platforms to Replace TikTok

#1) Triller

Triller comes in at #1 with big names like Kevin Hart and Selene Gomez already on board making videos of their own. Choose a song from Triller’s extensive library or import a song from your own, import a video or shoot a new one, then edit your creation into a perfect masterpiece with ease. Simple as that.

With a very similar vibe to TikTok and hundreds of video filters and flawless editing tools, you can create to your heart’s content. Not a bad alternative for those looking for an easy to navigate platform with creative features galore.

#2) Instagram Reels

Instagram Reels hasn’t been officially released in the U.S. just yet, but it’s got major potential. Integrated within Instagram, it lets you make 15-second video clips set to music and share them as Stories, teasing the potential to go viral on a new Top Reels section of the Explore page.

Just like with TikTok, you can soundtrack your Reels with their huge catalog of music or borrow the audio from anyone else’s video to create a remix of your own. The plus side here is this feature would be integrated within an app we already know and love.

The only variable left is to see how fans respond to it once it goes live in the near future.

#3) Byte

Byte is wildly similar to the once popular giant, Vine, and it’s no surprise considering it was created by it’s co-founder, Dom Hofmann. With trippy art, creative features, committed fans, and the most advanced tools among the pack, Byte is certainly one to watch.

Although the tools are badass, the platform doesn’t necessarily foster the same age-range of creators, limiting it’s relatability to the younger generation. Similar to TikTok’s billion dollar creative fund, however, Byte offers cash to creators in occasional $250,000 chunks. Considering the fact that the other platforms on this list are still struggling to offer payouts to creators, this could be a persuasive factor for those looking to make the switch.


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#4) Dubsmash

Dubsmash offers a major focus on authentic content and is backed up by a perfectly designed algorithm that gives everyone a shot at going viral if they’re good enough. However, Dubsmash has a long way to go.

The platform lacks the ability to upload and rearrange multiple clips, they don’t have record label deals, and they also lack the augmented reality filters that make the rest of these platforms stand out to the innovative creators of today. Not to mention, their lack of monetization tools disincentivizes creators even further, landing this one at the last spot on the list.

In Conclusion…

Word on the street is there’s still hope that Microsoft will swoop in and buy TikTok at the last second. In that case, these platforms wouldn’t be replacements, they’d remain competitors. But as the future remains uncertain, creators can only hope for the best. As we wait patiently in the wings for the final verdict, platforms like these are ready to make their move.

All we can do is sit back, get comfy, and watch as the drama unfolds.

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