TikTok, the popular short video app owned by ByteDance, is expanding the maximum length of videos on its platform to 10 minutes. The app previously upped the maximum length of videos from 60 seconds to three minutes in 2021. According to a release from TikTok, the app reached 1 billion monthly active users on Sep 27, 2021. The move to longer videos increases the competition between TikTok and YouTube, with the latter launching its own short video platform, YouTube Shorts, in July 2021. [The Verge]