TikTok’s trial with Snapchat-style stories is proceeding, with the organization further carrying out the component to a bigger gathering of clients today. In the event that you’ve gotten the element, you’ll be welcomed with another standard when you send off the application empowering you to make a story.
In an articulation gave to TechCrunch, TikTok noticed that “At present, we’re extending a pilot test, which furnishes makers with extra organizations to rejuvenate their innovative thoughts for the TikTok people group,” albeit that doesn’t say the number of clients are as of now remembered for the test for sure the future rollout of the component will resemble.
Adding a video or photograph to a story works very much the same way to snapping a picture or video for TikTok’s standard element, with similar altering devices, impacts, channels, and sounds. In contrast to a normal TikTok video, however, stories won’t appear straightforwardly on your profile or take care of and vanish following 24 hours.
TikTok stories are also missing a major feature that Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Whatsapp, and others all offer — critically, it lacks the scrolling bar of stories from accounts you follow to tap through (although images from TikTok’s earlier test show that the company was experimenting with a pop-over vertical window that would have served a similar function).
Right now, though, the only way to see a TikTok story (assuming you’ve been selected to try the feature out) is to see a blue-circled profile picture on a video you’re watching. Tap it, and you’ll launch you straight into the story feed for that user. You can also see the same blue circle on a user’s profile if you’re viewing it, and tapping the profile picture there will also let you view the story.
Still, given the popularity of stories in other social media apps and TikTok’s ongoing tests, it seems like a formal rollout of the feature to the entire TikTok user base is less a question of “if?” and more “when?”.