It has been leaked that YouTube is reportedly working on a TikTok rival called Shorts to be introduced by the end of 2020. The new feature will be part of the YouTube app.

It has been leaked that YouTube is reportedly working on a TikTok rival called Shorts to be introduced by the end of 2020. The new feature will be part of the YouTube app.

In the last couple of weeks engagement stats across many social channels is going through the roof at the moment with reports of TikTok accounts seeing a 76% increase in interactions.

The china based company has already seen more than 700 million downloads.  Interestingly it has been reported that the US army & navy have banned TickTok from government phones due to security concerns.

The new shorts feature is meant to also make use of all the music that Google currently owns with sound being allowed to be used as a soundtrack for video creators it has speculated.  YouTube has not commented on this new developments