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Facebook launches TikTok rival inside Instagram

Facebook launches TikTok rival inside Instagram

Facebook rolled out a new short-form video service called Reels within its popular Instagram app in an apparent attempt to steal some of rival TikTok's teen users.

Lisa Bernhard produced this report.


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