BBC will be launching TikTok-style short-form news videos in an effort to win young audiences.

In its annual plan published on Thursday, the corporation said it will develop more “short, easy-to-consume updates” as well as longer-form in-depth journalism.

After having built up a following of 3.2m on TikTok itself, where it publishes clips from traditional news bulletins, BBC’s plans suggest bosses want to create more tailor-made programming for a generation of viewers accustomed to bite-size content.

The BBC said it was aiming to deliver a “compelling news offer for streaming audiences” by expanding beyond its traditional model of written stories.

According to research from Ofcom, teenagers are now more likely to get their news from Instagram and TikTok than BBC bulletins. Traditional TV viewing more broadly suffered its sharpest ever annual decline last year

Tim Davie, the BBC director general, this week sounded the alarm over the risk to “British storytelling” from foreign-owned social media platforms, warning that algorithms would become the “taste-makers of the future”.

The broadcaster is also experimenting with artificial intelligence to help write headlines, translate news articles into multiple languages and convert sports commentary into text for use in live blogs.

Mr Davie said: “This is going to be a significant year for the BBC. Our content offer is packed with major sporting and music events, exciting new dramas and unrivalled coverage of elections across the world.

“It will also be a year of embracing reform and innovation as we deliver value for all, focused on pursuing truth with no agenda, backing the best of British storytelling, and bringing people together.”