TikTok Introduces Text-Only Posts as Elon Musk Rebrands Twitter as X

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 26 July 2023
TikTok Introduces Text-Only Posts as Elon Musk Rebrands Twitter as X

As it competes with other social media behemoths in the battle to innovate, Chinese short-video app TikTok has announced the introduction of text-only posts.

The move, announced on Monday, would allow TikTok users to choose from a variety of backgrounds for their text posts.

The posts, which feature an Instagram Stories-like format, are limited to 1,000 characters, according to the tech news website the Verge.

Users will be able to produce text-based material using the new format to share poems, stories, recipes, and other types of written content.

People can 'duet' with other platform users as well as add colours, stickers, hashtags, and sounds to their text posts.

The new feature can be accessed via TikTok’s Camera page.

TikTok said: ‘At TikTok, we’re always looking to empower our creators and community with innovative tools that inspire self-expression.’

‘Today we’re thrilled to announce the expansion of text posts on TikTok, a new format for creating text-based content that broadens options for creators to share their ideas and express their creativity.

‘With text posts, we’re expanding the boundaries of content creation for everyone on TikTok, giving the written creativity we’ve seen in comments, captions, and videos a dedicated space to shine.’

In July, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta Platforms, introduced Threads, a new text-only programme that might compete with Musk's Twitter.

In an effort to build "an everything app," Musk rebranded Twitter to X on Monday and got rid with the well-known blue bird emblem.

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