Author: Kay Bright
TikTok is a video-sharing app that lets users make and share videos on various topics, such as make-up tutorials and gaming. TikTok has a community for everyone, regardless of background or interest.
It has also become a destination for content creators wishing to share or monetize their work. Also, brands looking to market or promote their products are welcome on this application.
TikTok is constantly improving to meet the demands of creators, fans, and advertisers due to its fast-growing varied audience.
This article will go through some of the most recent TikTok updates.
What are the New Updates on TikTok?
TikTok’s updates, such as the new TikTok avatars, aim to promote creative expression and individuality on the platform.
The TikTok Pulse update, on the other hand, aims to bridge the gap between creators and marketers.
Let’s take a closer look at some of these updates.
1. TikTok Avatars
The new TikTok Avatar features allow users to express their image creatively by choosing from various hairstyles, accessories, and make-up. With this feature, you can create an Avatar that reflects your look and style.
Here’s how to create a TikTok Avatar:
- Open the effects section in the TikTok app
- Search for the Avatar effect
- Customize your Avatar to fit your preferences
- Once your Avatar is ready, you can start making videos.
The first version of the Avatar feature is available globally. Users can also expect inclusive improvements and innovation from TikTok, from skin tone to outfits and hair textures.
2. Longer videos
With its new video length of around 10 minutes, TikTok may be shifting away from being an exclusive short-form video-sharing app. TikTok users know that a lot can happen in three minutes; the previous video length limit.
But now, TikTok aims to make way for more rich storytelling and entertainment. Creators can use this tool to express their creativity and win more people’s hearts in their respective communities.
This update benefits most people because it eliminates the stress of visiting the creator’s page for a “part 2 or 3” of a video.
However, some users believe it’s an unneeded addition because TikTok should focus on being a short-form video-sharing tool rather than changing what it is known for.
Overall, this new feature may help TikTok compete with other video content apps such as YouTube, which allow users to share long-form content.
3. Screen Time Limit Update
While TikTok currently provides users with a daily screen time limit to help them control how much time they spend on the app each day, they are upping the ante with a new tool to help users regulate how much time they spend in a single sitting.
This new feature allows you to set regular screen breaks to remind you to take a break after a specified duration of uninterrupted screen usage.
The feature will also show you the amount of time you spend on TikTok daily, the number of times you opened the app, and a breakdown of daytime and nighttime usage.
The new TikTok updates aim to improve users’ digital well-being, individualism, and creative flexibility. Have you tried any of TikTok’s new features? Please share your thoughts in the comments area!