TikTok is Working On a Host of New Features

Daniel Attoe
Daniel Attoe

Updated · Feb 21, 2022

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TikTok is working on several new user and creator features. They include a digital character avatar, keyword filtering for feeds, group chats, audio-only LIVE, and screen-sharing in LIVE.

The Leaks

A bunch of new features may be coming to TikTok if there is any truth to recent revelations. Social media consultant and analyst, Matt Navarra, shared a thread of leaks on networking site Twitter. 

Last month, TikTok rolled out updates to its camera and editing tools, including full HD video uploads and new sound effects.

Now, according to Navarra, the popular short-form video app is planning on introducing a number of new features. When launched, users will be able to build character avatars that match selfies taken on their cameras. They will be allowed to tweak the Bitmoji-like avatars.

Other potential new tools include keyword filtering for the “For You” page that will let users sort the content that appears on their feeds. TikTok creators may also be getting an audio-like LIVE in the mold of Twitter Spaces, a screen-sharing live stream, and creator subscriptions features. The latter could come with subscriber-exclusive emotes and commenting.

Tiktok has previously dropped hints that lend credibility to the new leaks. 

In a blog post published last month, it said it is “working on a feature that would let people choose words or hashtags associated with content they don’t want to see in their For You feed.” Just last week, the social networking app confirmed that it is testing support to allow creators to charge paid subscriptions.

Since it launched in 2017, TikTok has grown incredibly popular. The platform now has an active user base that is upwards of 600 million.

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Daniel Attoe

Daniel Attoe

Daniel is an Economics grad who fell in love with tech. His love for books and reading pushed him into picking up the pen - and keyboard. Also a data analyst, he's taking that leap into data science and machine learning. When not writing or studying, chances are that you'll catch him watching football or face-deep in an epic fantasy novel.

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