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Are you spending hours on TikTok, finding it hard to look away? Brace yourself, because the app wants even more of your time.

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TikTok has confirmed that it’s currently testing 15-minute video uploads, as reported by TechCrunch on Monday. This comes after certain users started receiving notifications about the new feature.

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Social media consultant Matt Navarra shared a screenshot from TikTok in a Threads post with the title “Upload longer videos.”

The notification reads, “Upload videos up to 15 minutes long! Make sure your app is up-to-date, then try uploading from your app or desktop on”

TikTok has been gradually increasing its video upload length. Originally limited to 15-second videos, the app later extended this to a minute, then three minutes, and most recently, 10 minutes in February 2022.

It’s important to note that these 15-minute videos are currently in a testing phase and there’s no official word on whether they’ll be available to all users. However, given the platform’s trajectory, a widespread release wouldn’t be surprising.


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