TikTok sister app Douyin has started testing a payment feature for its short video dramas, a popular format that has hooked viewers with fast-paced plots and soapy relationship sagas. Users can view the shows for a fee starting from RMB 1 ($0.16) per episode or at a discounted flat fee for the whole series. The format has also seen a rapid rise on TikTok rival Kuaishou (Kwai), which claims a daily short drama viewership of more than 210 million on the app. [Tech Planet, in Chinese]