TikTok Testing Instagram-Inspired Features: Report

The wildly common quick video-sharing app TikTok is reportedly mulling to launch a bunch of latest options that appear to have been impressed by Facebook-owned Instagram. The options have been found by reverse-engineering specialist Jane Manchun Wong who posted screengrabs of the options on Twitter.

The purported Instagram-inspired options embrace a grid-style format, an account switcher, and a Discover web page, amongst others.

“We’re always experimenting with new ways to improve the app experience for our community,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying by the TechCrunch on Saturday.

The TikTok spokesperson, nonetheless, declined to supply additional particulars in regards to the firm’s plans however confirmed the options have been issues the corporate is engaged on.

Earlier this week, hypothesis was rife that social networking large Facebook was making ready the launch of a severe competitor to TikTok. Jason Toff, who earlier served because the General Manager for Twitter’s short-video sharing service Vine, has joined as Facebook’s Product Management Director to guide the corporate’s just lately fashioned New Product Experimentation (NPE) workforce.

While Toff mentioned he couldn’t reveal particulars of what he’s engaged on, his Twitter publish talked about he’s trying to rent a workforce of UX designers and engineers to work on the venture.

Owned by a Beijing-based startup named ByteDance, TikTok noticed its first-time installs develop about 28 % year-over-year for the primary half of 2019 to almost 344 million globally regardless of a two-week ban in India throughout the second quarter (Q2), revealed an estimate by cell app intelligence agency Sensor Tower.

TikTok has 700 million customers globally, out of which practically 200 million are in India.



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