Netflix just launched their own version of TikTok

"Fast Laughs" will hopefully deliver just that

The Netflix Inc. original series "Cobra Kai" on a smartphone
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Netflix is the streaming giant that brought us Bridgerton, Ginny & Georgia, and every gripping crime documentary we could ever want. And for all of that, we’re forever grateful.

The platform has provided us with endless hours of entertainment and escapism from the pandemic boredom. Netflix is always expanding its vast catalog of TV shows, movies, and docuseries, and coming up with new features to make our lives easier.

Most recently, the streaming giant brought out a new downloads feature for those who watch on the go. The app now automatically downloads content similar to things you have watched before, so you don’t have to waste any time scrolling.

Now they’re taking inspiration from TikTok with a brand new app feature called "Fast Laughs." However, instead of TikTok-like hacks, challenges, and memes, the Netflix feature will deliver clips from our favorite shows and movies. 

The new function will show short comedy clips from your favorite sitcoms, movies and stand-ups to ideally give you a—you guessed it—fast laugh.

The feature will be available on iPhone in select countries. Patrick Flemming, Netflix's director of product innovation, said of the new innovation: "We’re always looking for new ways to entertain and make discovery easier for members."

Fast Laughs is similar to TikTok in the sense that the videos will be on a constant, continuous stream—so when you finish one video, another will start to play. In the words of Netflix: "When one ends another begins, to keep the laughs coming."

This feature will allow us hours of distraction and fun, which we could all do with right about now. You can access the feature by clicking the Fast Laughs tab at the bottom menu on the Netflix app. 

Sadly, the feature is not yet available on Android but will be soon, so enjoy iPhone users!

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.