The concept of technological advancement and globalization can be used interchangeably because of the profound effects of these two concepts. Globalization has allowed world communities to cooperate, interconnect and transact with each other positively and constructively, allowing the world to act and perform according to more than average standards. The key features of communication involve binding multiple societies, which are applied through the changing dynamics of social media. Social media represents the true picture of communication and interaction between individuals through a common social element. This includes email, instant messaging, telecommunications, forums, blogs, and other information-based platforms that include Facebook and Instagram. Other entertainment-based and photo-sharing platforms include TickTock, Instagram and Snapchat, etc., which allow the users to form social interaction and acquaintances. Therefore, the significance of social media and technology cannot be overlooked as these two concepts have helped evolved each other in distinct ways.
Is musical.ly coming back?
Musical.ly no longer exists because it was shut down in mid-2018 while its user base was merged into TikTok. However, you can try to get old Musical.ly back in the following video:
Users can engage through social media platforms on smartphones or computers, through which people remain tightly knitted regardless of the location and geographical status. One of the renowned and famous videos sharing social network apps involving TikTokthat allows the users to generate music-based content and visual aid and interact with followers through the customized audio and visual content. The app is an example of visual creativity that allows users to display their strengths and creativity through music.
TikTok is now a popular app that has attracted countless youngsters and teens because of its individuality and uniqueness. The originality of this has overshadowed other programs; however, previously, there was another app by the name of Musical.ly, which was similar to TikTok in terms of imagination, creativity, audio, and visual aid. The former was a Chinese-based social media service app station in Shanghai. Musical.ly ascended to prominence because of its short lip-sync videos, which were shared on a large scale. The users of this app could create a small size video of 15 seconds to one minute by lip-syncing the music in the video and opt for various sounds to conclude them. The app had detailed features which allowed the users to increase or decrease the speed options by using different formats, such as the time-lapse option. Users could also edit the video in quick, normal, or slow-motion and use visual faces. There was a wide variety of exceptional filters with graphic effects. It also allowed the users to come across various trending songs, musical videos, hashtags, and unique content. The standing and ratings between TikTok and Musical.ly were often compared because of certain similarities; however, the idea and notion of TikTok merging back into Musical.ly is nothing but propaganda. Musical.ly is no longer available to the users as it was acquired by the Chinese company ByteDance in 2017 but was terminated in May 2018. The users of Musical.ly were brought to and merged into TikTok.
One can say that TikTok derives its roots from Musical.ly as the latter vanished from the social media market. The rebranding of TikTok and Musical.ly happened as the former began accumulating the previous fan base while completely re-branding the name and logo. Musical.ly was gradually moving towards its termination; it publicly announced its changes on August 1 at a grand soirée. The user base of Musical.ly reports young teenagers and youngsters who were fascinated by exclusive and thought-provoking features of short clips through lip-syncing features. Because of the large fan base of TikTok, the app is unlikely to amalgamate with Musical.ly again. Musical.ly app is no longer available on smartphones, and the followers of Musical.ly are automatically directed to TikTok. TikTok operates and functions in a similar manner of showcasing short videos of popular songs. The transference of TikTok towards Musical.ly is doubtful considering the money, effort, and financial investments that have been put through since the commencement of the app. Millions of accounts have been updated, and the rebranding of followers from one platform to another requires a lot of hard work and effort in dealing with technicalities. Therefore TikTok is not likely to revert to Musical.ly because switching from multiple databases demands technical efforts. If by any chance, one stumbles upon the official website of Musical.ly, then the website will automatically redirect you to the TikTok website. This is because of the merging that ByteDance on November 9, 2017, after which TikTok officially made a part of Musical.ly, leading to the official name change.
The Wall Street Journal reported the news of rebranding that the company had been sold to ByteDance technology. As far as the features of this app were concerned, the users of Musical.ly were allowed to record videos of about 15 seconds to one minute and creating visual content in one or multiple shots, which include lip-synching to popular musical ideas. The users also hard accessibility to enable their videos through 14 preset filters allowing them to perform the transition in speed or reversing the motion of the video. Shorter videos could also be created through Musical.ly, which was named ‘live moments.’ The level of engagement in Musical.ly changed every day as the app allowed the users to reuse different sounds created by the other followers of the app. Handlers could also interact with each other to ask a question and perform a duet as they had the option to invite multiple users to join them in the duet program. The duet feature of Musical.ly has been shared by TikTok as well, which allows the users to record a small length video aside from another video. This specific video is located in a small window that can be easily moved around the screen. The draft feature of the app allows the user to save their post for later use when deemed appropriate.
To summarize, TikTok and Musical.ly were the similar categories of the parent company ByteDance. The company decided to merge this to video-sharing platforms. Consequently, Musical.ly is now known as TikTok. TikTok features video-centric similarities to Snapchat, Vine, and Dubsmash. TikTok operates on a simple concept which is singing and dancing to music. Nowadays, TikTok is far more popular than Musical.ly and has made its way to over 150 markets, accommodating 75 languages. It has been downloaded more than 104 million times exclusively on Apple’s App Store.