What is the new app Triller and is it the new TikTok?

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TRILLER is a new app that allows users to create professional-looking music videos in a matter of seconds.

The app has more than 80 million downloads with celebrities such as Alicia Keys and Cardi B using it to create their own music videos. 

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Triller is a music video app used by celebrities to create content[/caption]

Here is more on Triller.

What is the new app Triller?

Triller is a new app powered by artificial intelligence which allows users to create professional-looking videos in a matter of seconds.

Users can pick a song, select the portion of the song they want to use, snap a few takes and with the tap of a button they have a celebrity-quality music video starring them or anyone else.

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The app has over 130 million users[/caption]

How is it different from TikTok?

One of the biggest differences between Triller and TikTok is that TikTok has an editing interface while Triller edits videos for the user. 

This changes the level of involvement each user has with the videos they post on the apps.

Triller was originally designed to be a music video app while TikTok was created as a similar app as Musical.ly but then absorbed Musical.ly.

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TikTok has been in the news recently as the government wants to ban it[/caption]

Tiktok eventually then turned into a platform for short-form entertainment featuring all kinds of videos.

Who owns it?

The app is owned by the Disney Frozen: Karaoke app creators David Leiberman and Sammy Rubin.

In the Disney Frozen: Karaoke app, users are able to sing along to popular songs of the movie while also providing scenes from the film to accompany the songs. 

The karaoke app was geared more towards children and fans of the movie.

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Triller is owned by the creators of Disney Frozen: Karaoke app[/caption]

Triller, however, is focused more on attracting a mature audience and does not consider itself in competition with TikTok.

How many people have downloaded the app?

Triller brings in about 64 million active users a month and more than 130 million downloads to date, in comparison to TikTok’s 2 billion estimate.

Is TikTok being banned in the US?

Many fear that the app may suddenly disappear and delete all content, and several governments around the world, including the US, have been suspicious of the app.

Politicians are worried the Chinese government could use the video app to spy on US citizens.

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President Trump is pushing for a TikTok ban[/caption]

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that users who downloaded the app are putting “private information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.”

Trump cited punishing China for its response to coronavirus as a different reason for wanting to ban the app.

Asked about Pompeo’s remarks in an interview with Gray Television, Trump confirmed the US is considering a TikTok ban.

“It’s a big business,” Trump said.

“Look, what happened with China with this virus, what they’ve done to this country and to the entire world is disgraceful,” he added.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo[/caption]

How would the ban work?

Governments would have to have serious legal reasons to remove the app from the app stores and TikTok could put up a fight.

“The tech community will be very hesitant to go along with this app ban,” said Wayne Lam, an independent technology analyst.

“It sets a precedent for the government to ban other apps or even for other global apps to be inaccessible to the US market.”

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Trump is pushing for the ban of TikTok, citing coronavirus as one of the reasons[/caption]

What other countries have banned TikTok?

In early July, the Indian government banned 59 Chinese phone apps, including TikTok.

The government said that data collected from users was being used illegally and was a threat to national security.

India previously implemented a ban, which was later lifted, after a TikTok user accidentally slit his throat in Chennai and a 19-year-old teen was allegedly shot dead by a friend in Delhi after posing with a pistol.

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TikTok is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance [/caption]


There are calls for a similar move in Australia after a series of cyber attacks on public bodies in the country were linked to the Chinese state.

In July 2018, TikTok was banned in Indonesia, after the Indonesian government accused it of promoting “pornography, inappropriate content and blasphemy.”

In January 2019, TikTok was banned by the US army as scrutiny over the platform’s relationship with China, where the app was initiated.

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TikTok users have reported outages throughout the app[/caption]

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Users fear that the app will disappear from the app store suddenly[/caption]