The Douyin app allows users in China to create, edit and share 15-second videos. You can live stream with background music and make original, funny and high-quality videos with a wide range of editing effects. These include stickers, frames and slow motion.
The live Q&A functionality to engage followers in real-time makes it a great marketing or training tool. Although this app is commonly known as TikTok in China, the two apps are not the same. You can download the app for free. There are several alternative video editing and sharing apps available such as Triller, Dubsmash and Byte.
Douyin and TikTok
The original Musical.ly app is now Douyin in China and known as TikTok in the rest of the world. Both apps are owned by ByteDance and use the same UI design. Douyin is only available in China and is in the language Chinese Mandarin, but the buttons and prompts are in English. You can have both apps on the same phone, as they offer different content.
Douyin contains a lot of content and multiple categories that TikTok doesn't offer. This app is one of the few major social media platforms widely accepted in China and provides access to a vast audience and market in one country.
This app is often used for lip-syncing to major hits or creating dance sensations. Douyin means ‘shaking the ground’ in Chinese and this app allows you to shake it up with your videos.
The intuitive editing features of this multimedia app makes it easy to create videos filled with special effects, all without any video editing experience. You can share your videos on Weibo, WeChat, QQ and other major social media sites or you can opt for live streaming with a Q&A session. The app allows you to use hashtags to create engagement on topics. Occasionally, lag in the application is experienced.
Getting Douyin on Android
Downloading the Douyin app for Android requires a device setting in the Chinese region. An alternative is to download the APK file of the app from either the designed website or an APK provider. You’ll need to install the downloaded APK file.
Short video champion
TikTok is to the world what Douyin is to China: a short video creator, editor and sharing platform viewed by millions. The two applications are similar but offer different content and don’t interface with each other. Douyin is easy to use and widely accepted across China.