TikTok is launching TikTok Notes, a new photo app to rival Instagram

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TikTok is branching out into photos. The social platform recently announced the launch of TikTok Notes, a new app, still in the testing phase, which aims to compete directly with Instagram.

TikTok is no longer content with being a simple video-sharing platform. The popular social site recently announced the launch of Notes, a new app that aims to compete with Instagram. According to screenshots taken by some users, TikTok Notes will enable users to share photos. Users have also received a notification alerting them to the fact that their photo posts may be republished on Notes, unless they opt out.

“As part of our continued commitment to innovating the TikTok experience, we’re exploring ways to empower our community to create and share their creativity with photos and text in a dedicated space for those formats,” a TikTok spokesperson told TechCrunch.

TikTok Notes will focus solely on photo sharing. (Image: TikTok)

What can we expect from TikTok Notes?

For the moment, TikTok has not announced a launch date for the Notes app. The design of the application should also be revealed shortly, according to Tech Crunch. In the meantime, the new app’s website offers a first glimpse of what’s to come.

TikTok hopes that Notes will enable it to compete with Instagram, currently the most popular social app among young people thanks to its various features including reels and Instagram Stories. According to a recent study, American 12-34 year olds largely favour Instagram, followed by TikTok and Facebook.

Similarly, TikTok has sought to compete with YouTube by launching a trail of 30-minute videos. The application had already taken a first step towards longer-form content by launching a 10-minute video format.

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(Main and featured images: TikTok)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are TikTok notes?

A new app that’s currently in a testing phase, TikTok Notes will enable users to share photos and text.

Can I watch TikTok without the app?

Yes, you can. All you need to do is open in a browser on your device, log in, or select the option to “continue as guest”. You will need to be logged into an account if you want to like, save or leave comments on videos.

Why TikTok is so popular?

TikTok is popular because of its user-friendly platform that enables users to continuously browse content simply by scrolling. It’s also known as a hotbed of social media fads, with many trends going viral on TikTok before eventually making their way to Instagram or Facebook. Recent years have seen TikTok play a pivotal role in launching successful influencer careers too, making such a goal seem attainable to those yearning for online fame.

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