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TikTok's parent company tests new music streaming app

Still in its beta-testing phase, Resso displays real-time lyrics alongside songs and allows users to make comments

Investors are concerned about TikTok's future
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According to Bloomberg and Business Insider, TikTok’s parent company ByteDance has been testing a music app, called Resso, for the last six months. The app has been rolled out in India (a big market for TikTok, which accounts for 31% of the app’s downloads) and Indonesia.

Still in its beta-testing phase, Resso displays real-time lyrics alongside songs and allows users to make comments on individual tracks. As in TikTok, users can also make music-accompanied gifs and videos.

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A global hit, especially among Gen Z users, TikTok is a video-sharing social network owned by the Chinese company ByteDance. Launched in 2017 for markets outside of China, the social media platform has been proving to be playing to win – including in Latin America. According to a company’s press release, the region is poised to account for 10% of the app’s total users.