TikTok To Introduce The ‘Stories’ Feature

PARIS, FRANCE – MARCH 05: In this photo illustration, the social media application logo, Tik Tok is displayed on the screen of an iPhone on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France. The social network broke the rules for the protection of children’s online privacy (COPPA) and was fined $ 5.7 million. The fact TikTok criticized is quite serious in the United States, the platform, which currently has more than 500 million users worldwide, collected data that should not have asked minors. TikTok, also known as Douyin in China, is a media app for creating and sharing short videos. Owned by ByteDance, Tik Tok is a leading video platform in Asia, United States, and other parts of the world. In 2018, the application gained popularity and became the most downloaded app in the U.S. in October 2018. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)

China-based video-sharing focused social networking platform, Tiktok has confirmed that it would be testing a new story feature, akin to the one already available on Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, and LinkedIn.

The stories feature, started initially by Snapchat is now becoming the darling of many social media firms, and Tiktok is set to join the fray with the company revealing that the feature under the name “TikTok Stories” would work exactly like other story functions on other social media platforms.

THE VENT REPUBLIC reports that the TikTok stories will be accessible when one swipes left from the main feed of the app or by tapping the profile of a user. TikTok users will also have the opportunity to access stories posted by the accounts they follow for 24 hours, after which it will become inaccessible.

TikTok Stories

what the… 😳 

— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) August 4, 2021

However, TikTok is sticking to its’ videography nature, as still images won’t be an option in TikTok’s stories.   

Introducing TikTok Stories ✨🔥

Plot twist!

h/t @amanfirdaus 

— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) August 4, 2021

TikTok’s announcement comes after Twitter recently removed its stories feature called “Fleets,” which did not receive positive engagement, crashing the micro-blogging site’s expectations. 

Twitter without fleets. Way better. pic.twitter.com/fzmH2VqHfj

— Benji (@benjimonze) August 4, 2021

Yet, several users proclaimed their disappointment over the removal of the stories feature, taking shots at Twitter through infamous memes. 

“Me sliding in her DMs through fleets”

Twitter removing fleets 

— DME 🇳🇦 (@dme__363) August 4, 2021

TikTok has not announced the exact date of the new feature release though but it will be interesting to see how the social media app would add its own glitz and flair to a feature that has already being replicated multiple times on various social media platforms.

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