Social media giant Facebook's Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a 'secret' account on Chinese lip-syncing platform TikTok, BuzzFeed reported.
The unverified account allegedly has the same handle '@finkd' as Zuckerberg's unverified Twitter account. Notably, past reports have suggested that Zuckerberg planned about acquiring Musical.ly, which merged later with Chinese app Douyin to form TikTok.
The TikTok account is not yet verified but uses the handle ‘@finkd’, which is the same as Zuckerberg’s handle on Twitter. The account has a modest 4,055 followers without any post.
The account currently follows 61 celebrities like Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez, but mostly TikTok superstars like Loren Gray and Jacob Sartorius.
The report said that in 2016, Zuckerberg invited Musical.ly co-founder Alex Zhu to Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters in California but the talks did not materialize.
To take on TikTok’s growing popularity, Facebook-owned Instagram has launched a new video remix feature called "Reels". “Reels” will let users make 15-second video clips set to music and share them as Stories. Just like TikTok, users can soundtrack their ‘Reels’ with a huge catalog of music, or borrow the audio from anyone else’s video to create a remix of their meme or joke.