Chinese users from all over the country can now access online supermarket shopping services on ByteDance's short video app Douyin.
The annual CCTV Spring Festival Gala in China will be broadcast on WeChat Channels, ByteDance's Douyin and Kuaishou, among which Douyin may serve as one of the event sponsors.
Chinese lifestyle-sharing app Xiaohongshu has recently undergone an update, replacing the shopping section in the second column of the homepage with a new videos section, indicating the increasing importance of the medium.
ByteDance's Douyin, a short video app that is the counterpart of TikTok for mainland China, recently launched desktop software on its official website called "Douyin Chat," providing service for Windows and Mac clients.
Chinese tech giant ByteDance is turning to the local life services field. Merchants who joined Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, have been greatly influenced by the platform.
Placing an order for a ride within ByteDance's short video app Douyin has become a reality. The platform has allowed online ride-hailing service providers' mini-programs to settle in the app.
During the recent FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Chinese short video platform Douyin provided full-time and 4K ultra-high-definition free livestreaming content. On December 20, the platform released a report, showing that the cumulative number of livestreaming viewers of the World Cup reached 10.6 billion.
ByteDance-owned Douyin Group has adjusted its organizational structure, naming Han Shangyou, the current vice president of Douyin, as the platform's new head, managing several business lines.
On December 5, a coalition of delivery platforms including Dada, SF Express' intra-city delivery unit and FlashEx announced that they had reached cooperation with ByteDance's Douyin to provide intra-city distribution solutions for food and beverage enterprises.
During the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Abdulrahman Fahad al-Thani, a member of the country's ruling family, has become a hit among Chinese fans. On November 27, he officially set up an account on TikTok's sister app for mainland China, Douyin.
Reports have surfaced recently claiming that some newly released PICO 4 VR devices have defective parts, and that the rapidly expanding ByteDance-owned firm is splitting into factions. On November 28, a PICO spokesperson denied these rumors.
Football fans in China previously watched the World Cup only through traditional television channels like CCTV or online video streaming platforms such as Youku, but during this year's edition, ByteDance's Douyin became the first short video platform in the country to obtain live broadcasting rights for the competition.
ByteDance is accelerating its layout in the music field. Just after launching the app "Soda Music" in the first half of the year, it recently quietly launched another app called "Tomato Music," which is designed more for small-town and rural markets.
ByteDance-owned social media platform Duoshan has ushered in a major update, transitioning from a video-messaging app into a photo-based app and re-registering on the App Store.
The decision in regard to Tencent's lawsuit against Douyin for video infringement was announced. Douyin needs to delete, filter and intercept related video clips on the platform about the soap opera named "The Worm Valley", and compensate Tencent for more than 32.4 million yuan ($4.38 million).
ByteDance's Douyin, the sister app of TikTok for mainland China, has set up a new branch responsible for local life business in Chengdu, Sichuan Province and has also set up on-demand delivery and community group-buying distribution businesses.
An independent shopping channel has been set up within Toutiao, a content discovery platform owned by ByteDance. Users of the new service can purchase goods provided by Douyin's e-commerce business in the shopping channel by inputting keywords and placing an order.
It was reported that at about 17:31 on October 18, the global daily active users (DAU) of TikTok, a world-famous short video sharing app under ByteDance, exceeded 1 billion. Company insiders later responded that the news was untrue.
ByteDance's TikTok has set a goal to reach 1.05 billion daily active users (DAUs) globally by the end of 2022. The popular short video platform currently has more than 800 million DAUs.
Following the launch of virtual avatar "Douyin Zaizai," ByteDance's Douyin platform recently unveiled a new virtual space. Meanwhile, competing Chinese short video streaming platform Kuaishou is also developing a virtual avatar social networking layout.