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Netflix’s ‘Fast Laughs’ Is Like TikTok But With Funny Clips For Your Dose Of Joy
By Mikelle Leow, 04 Mar 2021
Video screenshot via Netflix Is A Joke
Everyone needs a little pick-me-up sometimes, especially with the COVID-19 situation still persisting. During this time, social media users have been turning to Netflix for an instant escape and TikTok for some quick gratification. Netflix is now bringing the best of two worlds together with ‘Fast Laughs’, a stream of bite-sized clips to tickle your funny bone.
The feature is markedly inspired by TikTok. Like the popular video-sharing platform, ‘Fast Laughs’ lets you watch and scroll through a mixed bag of short clips, as well as react to and share them. However, unlike TikTok, Netflix draws from its own content. You can then add the respective program to your watchlist, or tap ‘Play’ to watch the show immediately.
‘Fast Laughs’ started trials late last year, and it appears that it was so well-received, Netflix is pushing it as a core feature. It even has its own tab, located next to ‘Coming Soon’.
Currently, ‘Fast Laughs’ only showcases snippets from Netflix Originals—including Murder Mystery, Big Mouth, and The Crew—but the company told TechCrunch it will extend to its entire catalog.
iOS users in select countries will get first access to this option as part of a test, though Netflix intends to bring the feature to Android users “soon.”
[via TechCrunch, video and cover image via Netflix Is A Joke]
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