ByteDance-backed short video app Douyin, known as TikTok internationally, has rolled out a long-awaited mini-program feature, allowing users to access various services without leaving the app. The feature is currently only available in its Android app and not yet on iOS.

Mini-programs, initially created for Wechat, are lightweight alternatives to apps that run inside existing applications on a user’s mobile phone.

In October, users found a “mini-program” section in the app’s settings. However, mini-programs only became functional on Dec. 13.

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Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.