Netflix Launches ‘Fast Laughs’ to Rival TikTok and Reels


Netflix has launched a new short-form video platform called Fast Laughs. The service is expected to give users an inside look at funny clips from Netflix’s library of series.

“Wanna see something funny? On Netflix, this one little question opens up lots of possibilities from hilarious series and films to laugh-out-loud stand-up specials,” reads a statement from the company.

“That’s why we’re launching a new Fast Laughs feature for mobile devices. Fast Laughs offers a full-screen feed of funny clips from our big comedy catalogue including films (Murder Mystery), series (Big Mouth), sitcoms (The Crew) and stand-up from comedians like Kevin Hart and Ali Wong.”

Users can access the service through the bottom navigation menu by clicking on the Fast Laughs tab. Clips will start playing – when one ends another begins, to keep the laughs coming.

“And what if you see a scene from a classic that is long overdue for a rewatch? Or catch something new that deserves a closer look? Fast Laughs lets you add series, films and stand-up specials to your list, or start viewing them immediately.”

Users can also share the clips individually on Whatsapp, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.

Fast Laughs is available now for iPhone users in select countries, and it will be testing on Android soon.

Instagram Debuts Reels to Rival TikTok

Facebook-owned Instagram has rolled out a new way to create and share videos – Reels – to rival popular Chinese app, TikTok.

The social media platform says that users can share reels with their followers on Feed, and if they have a public account, make them available to the wider Instagram community through a new space in Explore.

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