TikTok Provides Picture Mode for Nonetheless Photographs, Longer Video Captions

TikTok has slapped a proverbial glove throughout the face of Instagram, in retaliation for IG copying all of its stuff, with the addition of a brand new ‘Picture Mode’ for nonetheless photos within the app.

TikTok Photo Mode

As you’ll be able to see on this instance, Picture Mode seems precisely like Instagram, with customers in a position to publish carousels of nonetheless photos that customers can scroll by within the app.

As per TikTok:

“Picture Mode lets you share carousel posts of nonetheless photos that robotically show one after one other. You’ll be able to add music to soundtrack the photographs, which viewers can swipe by at their very own tempo.”

Which doesn’t appear to make a heap of sense on TikTok – however then once more, possibly it’ll open up new artistic choices and use circumstances which is able to improve the general providing of the app.

You’ll be able to already think about the way it may spark new tendencies, like earlier than and after photographs of an evening out, or possibly carousels of memes that can present one other strategy to attain an viewers.

However principally, it simply looks like TikTok elevating a center finger to IG, which continues to attempt to replicate TikTok in an effort to carry onto its viewers.

TikTok’s additionally added some new modifying instruments to make it simpler to refine your clips earlier than posting.

TikTok editing tools update

It’s additionally formally introduced its longer captions, with creators now having as much as 2,200 characters to accompany every clip.

Which is a giant soar on the 300 characters you had been allowed for video descriptions beforehand, which additionally performs into the app’s rising worth as a discovery platform, notably for youthful customers.

Certainly, Google itself just lately famous that just about 40% of younger folks now use TikTok and Instagram for search, as a substitute of Google.

Whether or not that’s Google making an attempt to play up competitors within the house, or an actual development, it does appear that TikTok is now enjoying an rising position in discovery, and having extra characters in video descriptions permits for extra key phrases, extra search matching, and many others.

TikTok has been rolling out longer descriptions to customers over the previous month.

Every new aspect has potential, and it’ll be attention-grabbing to see how folks modify to picture carousels, particularly, within the app.