TikTok Sibling CapCut Sees Popularity Surge in US

Lawmakers around the globe are taking aim at TikTok. But another app could soon be making waves—and it’s TikTok’s lesser-known sibling.

CapCut is among the hottest apps in the United States right now, and it’s owned by TikTok’s Chinese parent ByteDance.

The free video-editing tool simplifies making content and memes for social media—offering templates, filters, and visual and audio effects. Users say the polished videos it creates are more likely to go viral on platforms like TikTok, Meta, Instagram, and YouTube.

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