The Difference Between TikTok, Reels, & Snapchat Spotlight, Explained

Here’s how the apps compare.

An iPhone home screen with tiktok, instagram, and snapchat app icons. Here's the difference between ...
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TikTok is now sharing Home Screen space with two new short-form video apps: Instagram's Reels and Snapchat's Spotlight. While the apps have a lot in common content-wise — think, lip-syncing, hand-dancing, and memes — they're set apart by their utility.

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The home of the "Renegade" dance is still the number-one most downloaded app in the U.S., according to a spokesperson, with over 100 million active users just in this country. More users means more content: You could scroll through your FYP practically forever.