Buzzvideo is going out of service by the end of the year! Introducing a replacement app!

Updated on 2023-05-31
Buzzvideo is going out of service by the end of the year! Here are some notes and other information about the alternative application.

What is Buzz Video?

Do you have videos that you can't help but watch?

Buzz Video has a lot of short videos uploaded that you can't help but watch.

Buzz Video is a video application that allows you to enjoy over 9.5 million short videos of around a few dozen seconds. It is free to use, but there is no search function, and machine learning determines preferences based on the user's browsing history and introduces videos. In Japan, it has been downloaded about 40 million times.

Incidentally, 40 million downloads is about the same as the Power Pro game and AbemaTV.

Are buzz videos dangerous?

ByteDance is the company behind Tik Tok, the most installed app in Japan in 2018.

It is one of the largest media companies in China. One of the most unique things about China is the use of footage from the movie "Your Name". The company distributes a processing application that uses footage from the movie "Your Name.

It also collects a lot of illegal content that ignores copyrights. It is growing rapidly in the gray zone.

Since it is not an antisocial organization or a super venture company, safety is ensured.

The reason why it is considered dangerous is the misuse of information?

For Android users only, there is a lot of information requested when installing Buzz Video.

Call history, Wi-Fi connection information, and even location information are obtained.

The iPhone app, on the other hand, does not obtain any personal information.

Membership registration is available for both apps via Twitter, Google account, or LINE account.

The inability to disconnect from Twitter from the app is also somewhat disconcerting.

Being a Byte Dance app, it is assumed that it will be used as marketing data.

Even major companies leak information when it is leaked.

So, it seems best to register as an iPhone user with a Google account (sub-sub-account) to avoid giving out as much personal information as possible.

Buzz Video announces service termination by the end of the year.

Buzz Video has decided to terminate its service after considering its management policy.


Buzz Video will end its service on December 31, 2022 at 23:59.

Since we started distributing the application, we have worked hard to improve the system and introduce new features in order to provide better service.
We regret to inform you that we have decided to terminate the Buzz Video service after careful consideration of our future operating policy in light of market trends and needs.
We are very sorry for this outcome, but we thank you very much for your patronage of [Buzz Video].

Quotes from Buzz Video


It seemed like a popular content, but there seems to be a lot going on.

They also announced a schedule for refunds of Buzzcoins and other items.

Check the schedule and decide how you want to do.


Future Schedule

November 1, 2022 (Tuesday)
Stopped selling "Buzz Coins" in the app

December 1, 2022 (Thursday)
Information on how to refund unused Buzz Coins
*Only for paid purchases.
Suspension of Buzz Video Gifting function

December 31, 2022 (Saturday) 23:59
Buzz Video service will be terminated.
After this date, you will no longer be able to download the application from each store (App Store / Google Play).

Thursday, December 1, 2022 ~ Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Unused "Buzz Coins" refund request period

Until mid-March 2023
Completion of unused Buzz Coins refund procedure

March 31, 2023 (Friday) 23:59
Customer support ends


When requesting a refund for unused Buzz Coins, you will need to provide your Buzz Video ID (19-digit number), user name, and the quantity of remaining Buzz Coins (*only for paid purchases). The Buzz Video ID is a unique number that can be entered on your PC or mobile phone.
You can check your Buzz Video ID in the "Personal Information" section of the "Settings" page after logging in to Buzz Video on your PC.
Please take a screenshot of your Buzz Video ID and save it in the app so that you don't forget it.
(After the service is terminated, you may not be able to log in to the app to check your refund.)
Please note that it may be difficult to get a refund if you delete the application.
Details regarding refunds will be announced later on the official website, in the app, and on the official Twitter account.
The above schedule is subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

The entire management office would like to once again express our deepest gratitude to all those who have enjoyed "Buzz Video" so far.

We look forward to your continued support of "Buzz Video" for the remainder of the year.

Source: Buzz Video

Video shot apps in place of Buzz Video

In this section, we will introduce a shot video app in place of Buzz Video.


TIKTOK, operated by the same company as Buzz Video, is very popular among young people. Rumor has it that some of Buzz Video's live streamers may follow suit with TIKTOK in the future.


As an alternative to Buzz Video, we recommend YouTube-Shot.

YouTubeouTube short videos are a new service on YouTube that allows users to post and view vertical videos up to 60 seconds in length. Anyone with a smartphone and the YouTube app's YouTube Short Camera can create one. Videos posted for shorts can be viewed from a special tab called "YouTube Short" in the YouTube application. YouTube short videos also have a "high rating" button, "low rating" button, and "comment" function just like regular YouTube videos.

The image below shows the YouTube home screen with YouTube shorts displayed.

The feature is that videos are displayed on the entire smartphone screen, and scrolling quickly switches to the next video. With conventional YouTube, users see video thumbnails and tap/click on the video they are interested in to play it.