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TikTok to soon add WhatsApp shortcut to make video sharing easy

With WhatsApp being used by millions of users in India and across the globe, adding a dedicated WhatsApp button for easy video sharing makes a lot of sense.

  • Published: July 22, 2019 5:11 PM IST
TikTok WhatsApp shortcut, liked by creator, new icons

The developers behind the viral social media app TikTok seem to be working on introducing a number of new features. One of the new features seems to be adding a WhatsApp shortcut inside the app. This new feature in testing will aim to make video sharing easier for its users. The shortcut will allow TikTok users to easily share their TikTok videos with their friends and family on WhatsApp. To clarify, WhatsApp was already present in the TikTok Share menu. However, with this, the app seems to be adding a list of direct shortcuts of your friends or family on WhatsApp inside the app. Also Read - TikTok and Helo face potential ban in India as Government questions data practice

Upcoming features on TikTok

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According to a report by TheNextWeb, the company is working on testing a number of unreleased features. First up, TikTok developers are currently testing a Discover tab in the app. Similar to Instagram, this tab is meant to make content discovery easier on the platform. The company is also working on testing a grid feed layout as part of the Discover tab. This unreleased tab is likely to take place of the usual Search tab that is present on the left of the upload button. It is unclear to us about how different the feature will be when compared to Instagram discovery tab. Also Read - Is Facebook launching new TikTok competitor?

Other changes include testing out new icons to indicate the number of likes or downloads on any given video. The report also revealed that the social media platform is also testing Facebook and Google account linking. This feature is likely to help users easily discover and connect with their Facebook or Gmail contacts on TikTok. This is not all as the report also indicated an account switcher. The feature is similar to the account switcher that we have seen on Instagram. The switcher allows TikTok users to manage multiple accounts without the need of logging out and logging in again.

Developers are also working on other tests that include Suggested Users , Sounds , and Hashtags in the Search. Beyond this, the company may also add a Liked by creator tag on comments. It is likely that not all of the mentioned features will make their way to the stable version of the app. Most likely, the company will implement the changes that receive the most amount of positive feedback.

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  • Published Date: July 22, 2019 5:11 PM IST

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