For anyone who’s worked in customer service, you’re probably well aware of the wide spectrum of customer behaviors that you can come across during work. This ranges from customers who are extremely rude and entitled, to those who are polite and don’t kick up a fuss, and usually the latter is preferred.
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.
Social media apps like TikTok were initially created to be fun and entertaining where people could post videos of themselves singing and dancing along to songs. However, people have been using the app to create discussions about certain topics, using it as a way to respond to people calling them out, and so on.
Back in 2020, it felt like TikTok’s days of operating in the US was numbered as the administration back then wanted to ban the app. However, they did offer a compromise in which ByteDance, TikTok’s owner, could sell off TikTok to a US based company. Several companies were considered, but nothing was finalized.
As some of you might have heard or noticed by now, Instagram has launched its own version of TikTok called Reels. However, despite the feature being there, there are some users who still prefer to record their videos using TikTok and then upload to both platforms at once, which makes sense as far as social media reach is concerned.
For those who use Instagram and have browsed Stories, you know that moving from one Story to the other is basically tapping to the left or the right of your display. TikTok, on the other hand, employs a different method of navigation where users scroll down to move from one TikTok video to another.
It can be dangerous to associate your phone number with online services and apps, but sometimes some services do require it. The reason it’s dangerous is because should a data breach happen, it could result in phone numbers being leaked into the wild, which can then be used for malicious or harassment purposes.
One of the cool features about Instagram’s Stories is the Q&A section, where creators can allow users to submit them questions that they can ask, or ask for answers/opinions from their followers. It’s pretty nifty and adds a degree of interaction to the platform. Now it looks like TikTok will be getting a similar feature as well.
While Sony used to dabble in handheld consoles, Microsoft on the other hand has pretty much held out from doing so, although we suppose if they had managed to acquire Nintendo, that would be a very different story. However, what if Microsoft were to launch a handheld console, what might it look like?
One of the new hardware features that Apple introduced with the iPhone 12 is a LiDAR scanner. This is meant to help with augmented reality as well as helping the iPhone’s camera better autofocus especially in dimly-lit environments. It’s not necessarily a feature that we can “feel”, but TikTok is hoping to change that.
Back in November, we reported that TikTok’s ban in the US had been delayed. This was due to several factors, one of which is an impending lawsuit where TikTok creators are suing to keep the company from being banned. However, there was still a deadline in effect that was supposed to end on the 4th of December.
One of TikTok’s appealing features is the ability to upload short videos to the platform, which means that users can watch multiple videos quickly and easily that gets to the point. The idea, presumably, is to drive consumption and engagement where users won’t get bored by watching videos that drag on for too long.
Following the success of TikTok, it didn’t really come as a surprise to learn that many other companies were looking to emulate that success with platforms of their own, especially with the possibility that TikTok could be banned in the US which would leave a void that other companies would be more than eager to fill.
By today, by all accounts, TikTok should have been banned in the US. However, it looks like the company is enjoying a temporary stay of execution. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, it seems that the US Department of Commerce will not be pushing through the order that would have forced TikTok to shut down in the US.
As many of you might have heard, TikTok is facing an impending ban by the current US government. There was a lot of talk about this a few months back, but as the ban looms in sight, it seems that the US government has “forgotten” about it, or rather, the government seems to be “ghosting” TikTok.
As some of you have heard, TikTok is facing an impending ban on the 12th of November. However, it seems that the ban might have been delayed, thanks to a lawsuit filed by several TikTok influencers kind of on behalf of the company, where they claim that the ban would harm their business which largely relies on TikTok.
If you haven’t downloaded TikTok or WeChat yet, you might want to do so quickly. This is because according to an announcement by the US Department of Commerce, both TikTok and WeChat will be banned and removed from app stores in the US starting this Sunday, and will also see the ban of US companies hosting these services.
Given the popularity of TikTok, it didn’t come as a surprise to learn that many other tech firms were racing to create something similar. Instagram launched Reels and now it looks like YouTube has also decided to wade into the market with their own answer called YouTube Shorts.
When it was announced that TikTok had to seek a US buyer or face potentially being banned in the US, Microsoft also announced that they were in talks to acquire the company. What was interesting is that Oracle, typically seen as a tech company aimed more at enterprise users, threw their hat into the ring as well.
When it was first announced that TikTok would have to sell itself off to US companies, it was revealed that Microsoft was the frontrunner to acquire the company. However, in a short statement put out by the company today, Microsoft has announced that they would no longer be acquiring the company.