TikTok’s Charli D’Amelio Joins Rival App Triller. Charli is one of the most popular TikTok creators. According to Wikipedia Charli D’Amelio is an American social media personality and dancer, born on May 1, 2004. She was born and raised in Norwalk, Connecticut, she was a competitive dancer for more than 10 years before commencing her social media career.
In 2019, she begins to actively post content on the video-sharing app, TikTok, where she posts dance videos to trending songs on the platform. With time she amassed a large following and subsequently became the most followed creator on the app, surpassing Loren Gray.
According to Forbes, she was the second highest-earning TikTok personality. She was placed on Fortune’s 40 lists in 2020. Charli has over 85 million followers on TikTok as of September 2020 and referred to as the biggest star on the platform.
TikTok’s Charli D’Amelio Joins Rival App Triller
According to BBC Charli is now set to extend her influencer status even more by joining rival app Triller. She has not yet signed an exclusive deal yet, which means she’ll still carry on creating content for TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube, where she earns sponsorship through deals with various brands.
Her dad Marc, mum Heidi, and sister Dixie have also signed up to Triller, and say they’re looking forward to sharing exciting and unique content.
However, Triller is not as popular as TikTok. It has around 65million active users and 250 million times worldwide downloads, while TikTok claims 800 million users and over 2 billion downloads. But ever since countries like India have banned TikTok’s users and the US who have also threatened to, some users have been looking at what other similar platforms that are out there.
TikTok megastar Josh Richards announced he was leaving the app due to security concerns and has since joined Triller as their chief strategy officer and investor.
About Triller And Other Related Platforms
Let’s take a look at other similar platforms that work like Triller.
Triller was created in 2015, which is 2 years before TikTok. It was created by Proxima Media and has celebrity investors like Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg. Designed for the minimum age of 12.
The platform has around 65 active users and 250 million times global downloads.The platform can be used for dancing, lip-syncing, and comedy, just like TikTok, but it simplifies the editing process using AI tech and is linked more closely with the music industry. Triller says it is not looking to become a TikTok clone and sees itself as more “the adult version.”
This platform is owned by YouTube, designed for the minimum age of 13. Its beta version was launched on 15 September 2020, which is tested in India. YouTube Shorts will limit videos to 15 seconds and has tools similar to TikTok, which gives users the option to record music and access to a library of songs, and strings multiple video clips together.
Byte was founded by Dom Hofmann. It’s designed for a minimum age of 13. The platform was launched in January 2020, it’s still building a user base. However, the company says there were 1.3 million downloads in the first week.
The app is developed by the same Vine creator ( an app sold to Twitter and then shut down). It allows users to create six seconds long videos that loop. While TikTok allows for much longer videos of 15-60 seconds, Byte has its own base of people interested in ultra-short videos including many former Vine stars.
Funimate is owned by Oguz Bici and Kemal Ugur, based in California. For the minimum age of 13. It has about 40 million users worldwide.
It allows users to create any style of the music video they want, with 20 video effects including slow-motion and loops. Huge music ♎ and sound effects make it popular for lip-syncing videos.