On a long enough timeline, each web-based media application patterns to adding stories, and presently it’s obviously TikTok’s move: the popular video app is exploring with a new stories feature. The feature was highlighted by Matt Navarra on Twitter, and a TikTok representative affirmed the test in an email to The Verge.
The new element, just called “TikTok Stories,” appears to work likewise to different stories works on applications like Instagram or Snapchat. Stories live in a recently added slide-over sidebar, where you’ll have the option to see stories posted by accounts that you follow on TikTok for 24 hours before they’re consequently erased. Different clients will actually want to respond and remark on your story, as well. Furthermore, very much like on Instagram and different platforms, you’ll likewise have the option to tap on a client’s profile picture to stack a story.
TikTok portrays the feature in the application as “a new way to interact with your fans.” Users can make another story by tapping a “create” button that has been added to the sidebar, and they can add the standard subtitles, music, and text. Consistent with TikTok’s video-first nature, it appears stories must be recordings, not still pictures.
“We’re always thinking about new ways to bring value to our community and enrich the TikTok experience,” a TikTok spokesperson wrote in a statement to The Verge. “Currently we’re experimenting with ways to give creators additional formats to bring their creative ideas to life for the TikTok community.”
The organization didn’t give any subtleties on how broadly it’s trying TikTok Stories, nor when (or regardless of whether) it’ll see a more extensive delivery. Nonetheless, a speedy inquiry on Twitter uncovers various TikTok clients who have effectively gained admittance to the element.
The way that TikTok would experiment with stories isn’t unexpected. Stories have been one of the solitary genuine constants in social media, with platforms from Instagram to Facebook to Linkedin to Pinterest to Netflix to YouTube to the Xbox application replicating Snapchat’s unique component from 2013. At the point when they work, stories are an extraordinary method to get clients to interact with one another on an application, offer another spot for advertisements, and for the most part keep the criticism circle of an social media app in motion.
Stories aren’t generally effective, be that as it may: simply ask Twitter, which had to screen its own stories clone — the innovatively named Fleets — recently, only eight months after it dispatched them, because of an general apathy toward the feature.