TikTok is expanding the pilot of its Stories feature, which the platform previously confirmed while testing last summer.
Like Instagram stories, TikTok stories play for 24 hours before being automatically deleted and can be viewed by visiting a user’s profile and clicking on their profile picture. As a poster, you can see how many people have viewed your story, but unlike Instagram, you can’t see who has viewed it. But you can like a story and leave a public comment, while Instagram commenters can simply reply directly to the author in a private message.
To publish a story, click the “Publish” button in the app’s bottom center navigation bar. You can then scroll down to the “quick” camera mode, which allows you to post a photo or video to your story. These videos have the same creation options as regular TikTok videos, so you can reply to comments, use filters, and more. The photos functionality isn’t quite the same – you don’t need a photo recording timer because you know it’s a photo – but you can still add music and effects to photos.
Not all users have access to this feature yet. Our testing shows that if you don’t have this feature, you won’t be able to see stories that users have uploaded with this feature. We accessed this feature through our US account, but UK users It also reports access to stories.
“We are currently expanding a pilot test that will provide additional formats for creators to bring their creative ideas to life for the TikTok community,” TikTok spokesperson Vanity Kippach confirmed.
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