Instagram is testing a new video editing tool that sounds a lot like TikTok

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It was only a matter of time before Facebook’s cloning machine was spun into action to counter the growing threat from viral video app TikTok.

It seems that Facebook-owned Instagram is looking to copy some of TikTok’s features, with its engineers building a new in-app video editing tool that lets users add AR effects and background music to clips, adjust their speed, and even “remix” others’ videos — a feature that’s very similar to TikTok’s “duet” functionality. The tool is reportedly called “Scenes.”

The information comes from Jane Manchun Wong, a software engineer who’s made a name for herself reverse engineering code from top apps to discover as-yet-unreleased features. You can see her tweet on the subject below:

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