As with most social media applications, you can send someone on TikTok a direct message. It’s standard fare and nothing to shout about, but if you were hoping to host a group conversation within the app, you’d be out of luck, but that could change later this year. This is according to a report from Reuters who claims that a group chat feature could be coming to the app soon.
The report claims that TikTok will apparently be introducing a group chat feature later this year that would put the app on par with other social media apps such as Instagram. There is no word on when exactly the feature will be launched except that it will be in 2021, which means that it could launch as soon as next week or it could launch in December, but either way we’ll have to wait.
Not much else is known about the group chat feature and how it might differ from other group chats we’ve seen on other platforms, but we imagine that it probably shouldn’t be too drastically different. However, if you have used or can access the Chinese version of TikTok called Douyin, then you might have an idea of what it could look like.
This is because Douyin has had a group chat feature since 2019, so it’s odd that TikTok is taking this long to bring the feature to the non-Chinese version of the app, but better late than never, right?