Musical.ly changes its name

5th September 2018
Did you know? The popular lip-syncing app Musical.ly was recently taken over by the Chinese video app TikTok.
 
Users of Musical.ly will find their account, profile content and fan base will all be transferred over to TikTok, which is a popular video sharing app already in use worldwide.  TikTok allows users to create and upload short videos using content form their phone and goes beyond the focus on Music and songs which featured in Musical.ly.
 
What does this mean for children who were using Musical.ly?  The app already had a minimum age of 13 years old but has always been popular with children younger than that.  A automatic move to TikTok could serve to broaden the range of content children are creating and sharing and the available audience, as well as introducing new features which parents will quickly need to become familiar with.