Instagram adds new video feature in challenge to TikTok

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Instagram yesterday added a new short-form video feature to the image-focussed platform in a direct challenge to TikTok, which is in the crosshairs of United States (US) President Donald Trump.

“Reels” lets users record videos of up to 15 seconds and provides tools for editing, audio and effects, according to the Facebook-owned company. “Reels invites you to create fun videos to share with your friends or anyone on Instagram,” the social media platform, based in California, said in a blog post.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin