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TikTok has banned the viral "milk crate challenge" from its platform amid safety concerns. The activity can result in serious injuries due to people tumbling from an unstable pyramid of milk crates.
TikTok has introduced new rules for teenagers that are designed to help them disconnect from the service late at night. Other changes ensure teens have full control over their online content.
Chinese state-run newspapers, People's Daily, and Economic Information Daily have criticized platforms that propagate celebrity culture. This criticism comes during China's crackdown on online firms.
It seems like everybody and their uncle is implementing Snapchat-like Stories nowadays. Multiple TikTok users have spotted that the company is currently testing the capability on a limited scale.
TikTok has been fined a huge sum of money by the Dutch DPA, a sum total of €750,000, for not appropriately communicating its app's data privacy and usage policy, in accordance with the EU's GDPR.
The analyst SensorTower has revealed that TikTok has become the first third-party app outside the Facebook ecosystem to reach 3 billion downloads on the App Store and the Google Play Store.
TikTok and Spotify have made an agreement that lets TikTok users claim Spotify Premium, for free, for four months. The offer is available in several European markets including the UK and Germany.
TikTok is going to replace its current content moderation system with a new process that relies heavily on algorithms. The system will be able to delete content right after it is uploaded.
TikTok today announced that it is rolling out the ability to create and upload videos up to three minutes in length over the coming weeks after experimenting with that capability since late last year.
TikTok Jump is a new way for creators to share information and services through third-party providers. The integration lets creators link to third-party content in their videos and engage audiences.
The UK government has teamed up with Snapchat, Reddit, TikTok, and YouTube to help encourage young adults, who are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, to go and book their appointment.
The Biden administration has signed a new Executive Order that replaces three Executive Orders - two in litigation - signed by former President Trump prohibiting transactions with some Chinese firms.
VOXI customers who pay £15 or £20 per month can now access TikTok content without eating into their data allowance now that the service has been added to VOXI's Endless Video offering.
TikTok launched today a new feature that allows you to remove multiple comments or block multiple accounts at once, up to 100 at a time. This capability is rolling out across select markets.
Zhang Yiming, ByteDance's CEO, noted that he doesn't possess some of the skills needed to make an ideal manager, and his transition to a new position should occur within the next six months.
TikTok has joined the Technology Coalition as part of its efforts to advance a safe experience of children on its platform. This builds upon its existing measures like the Family Pairing feature.
TikTok creators will soon be able to add automatically generated captions to their videos. The option will appear on the editing page after a video has been uploaded or recorded by the creator.
TikTok is planning on stopping you from avoiding personalized ads on its mobile app starting next month as it seeks to align its advertising policy with those of Facebook, Instagram, and more firms.
TikTok has introduced two features that are meant to foster a positive environment for its users. One feature lets creators filter comments and the other prompts them to reconsider "unkind" comments.
TikTok and Instagram are now showing resources that redirect people to tips and advice developed in collaboration with the National Eating Disorders Association to address eating disorders.
TikTok and Universal Music Group have struck an agreement to provide TikTok users with access to licensed songs from artists at UMG's labels and songwriters at Universal Music Publishing Group.
TikTok has launched a new app called TikTok TV for Google and Android TVs. The firm said it wanted to present users with content in a new way better suited for lockdown conditions.
TikTok will soon display a banner on potentially misleading videos to inform users that what they're seeing contains unverified content. The new feature is live in the U.S. and Canada from today.
TikTok is testing a new capability called Q&A that allows creators to directly respond to comments with either a text or video reply. The new feature is being tested worldwide with selected creators.
The UK government is looking to introduce new laws that will apply to social media platforms. The laws will seek to crackdown on terrorist and child sexual abuse material as well as misinformation.
Reddit has acquired TikTok rival and short video-sharing platform, Dubsmash. Dubsmash will retain its brand and platform with the entire team including the three co-founders now working under Reddit.
TikTok has expanded its Family Pairing feature with new capabilities that allow parents to gain more control over the type of content their kids see on the platform and adjust their profile privacy.
TikTok and Sony Music has signed a deal that will open Sony's catalog of sound clips from various artists to the video app's creator community. The deal is also expected to help promote new artists.
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The Pakistani regulator has issued instructions for restoring access to TikTok 10 days after banning the app. The decision has been taken after receiving assurance from the TikTok management.
Snap users on iOS globally can add music to their Snaps from a curated catalog of music from established artists. It is not clear when this feature would be rolled out to Android devices.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) issued orders for the blocking of TikTok in the country, citing "immoral and indecent" content. The app had been issued a "final warning" in July.
The Chinese government stated that the U.S. ban on Chinese apps is inconsistent with WTO rules and restricts cross-border trading services. It could launch an official complaint to the Geneva body.
TikTok has rolled out a new in-app election guide, which adds new misinformation and media literacy tools to the app. The guide will give users information about candidates and the voting process.
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Vanessa Pappas has publicly invited Facebook and Instagram to support their litigation against the executive order signed by President Trump that aims to ban the Chinese-backed app in the US.
U.S. president Donald Trump has issued an executive order forcing TikTok and WeChat to be banned from app stores in the United States. The apps will no longer be available after Sunday.
YouTube today formally announced its TikTok rival called Shorts. An early version of Shorts is being rolled out in India and it will allow users to upload videos that are up to 15s long.
Microsoft confirmed today that it will no longer buy TikTok's operations in the U.S. after ByteDance dropped its takeover bid. Instead, ByteDance is reportedly opting for a partnership with Oracle.