Despite its many battles, TikTok is forging ahead with making its app better. The ByteDance-owned app has launched a new editing feature called Stitch. Stitch is a new feature that lets engage with the world of content made and shared every day within the app.
With Stitch, you can clip and integrate scenes from another TikTok user’s video into your own. Just like Duet, this new editing feature helps you to reinterpret and add another user’s content, building on their stories, tutorials, recipes, math lessons, and many more.
You can decide in your settings whether or not other TikTok users can Stitch your content. This option can be accessed on the Privacy and Safety page under ‘Settings and Privacy,’ where you will be able to enable or disable Stitch for all videos. You also have the option to toggle for each individual video uploaded. Every video made with the new feature attributes the original creator in the new video’s caption, and the caption attributes links directly to the original, clipped video.
Step-by-step guide on how to use Stitch:
- Open the TikTok app, find a video you’d like to Stitch, and hit the “Send to” button.
- Press the “Stitch” button.
- Select up to five seconds from the video. You can trim the clip to your preferred duration.
- Record your addition to the Stitched clip.
- Start Stitching together your videos for expanded storytelling!
Last month, the Chinese-owned app filed a lawsuit at a federal court challenging its ban. Recall that President Trump had released a separate Executive Order on August 14 giving TikTok a 90-day period to divest its operations in the US.
Though, the company is reportedly in talks with a couple of would-be buyers including Oracle and Microsoft, its latest decision to head to the court could open an entirely new chapter in the whole saga that could drag on for a while. “Today we are filing a complaint in federal court challenging the Administration’s efforts to ban TikTok in the US,” the company said on Monday.
TikTok explained its position through a blog post where it announced the decision to file a lawsuit challenging the decision by Trump. Frankly, there is nothing new in what the company is saying—most of the content of its blog post bothered on its previous defense; using the occasion as previously done to maintain its innocence.
Going to a federal court, will however, afford the Chinese-owned app the opportunity to not only challenger the US ban, but also present its side of the story from a legal perspective. The company said it “strongly disagree with the Administration’s position that TikTok is a national security threat.