You Might Be Able To Land Your Next Job Using TikTok
Resumes in their current form are kind of boring, but it’s the standard that most companies expect. However, we’ve come across multiple stories in the past where people have created creative resumes and landed themselves a job, and that’s something that TikTok is hoping to help with in the future.
TikTok Is Rolling Out Longer Videos To All Creators
TikTok’s videos are limited to 60 seconds per clip, but last year, TikTok introduced the ability for select creators to create videos longer than that. However, like we said, this was a feature exclusive to some creators, but the good news is that TikTok has since announced that they are now in the process of rolling out the feature to all creators.
TikTok Jump Lets Creators Integrate Apps Into Their Videos
TikTok lets users create videos with music and fun filters, but the company has announced a new feature called TikTok Jump. With this new feature, creators will soon be able to add a new degree of interactivity in their videos by integrating features of other apps directly into their videos.
YouTube Announces $100 Million Fund For ‘Shorts’ Creators
YouTube might be the place many go to for longer form videos. For shorter form videos, there are platforms like Snapchat and TikTok, but it seems that YouTube wants it all. The company launched its Shorts feature back in 2020 which is meant to challenge the likes of TikTok and Snapchat, and now the company is looking to throw more money at it.
TikTok Could Be Looking To Launch A Recruitment Tool
Back in the day if you were looking for a job, you’d check the classifieds section in a newspaper. While that is still being used, these days there are different ways of finding jobs, and TikTok is hoping that their platform could be used by the younger generation for job discovery, according to a report from Axios.
Apple Apparently Has A Secret Retail Policy That Rewards Polite Customers
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.
TikTok Could Be Introducing A Group Chat Feature Later This Year
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.
TikTok Introduces New Anti-Bullying Features
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.
TikTok’s Sale To A US Company Has Been Put On Hold
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.
Instagram’s Algorithms Will No Longer Promote Reels With TikTok’s Watermark
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.
Instagram Could Be Looking To Borrow A TikTok Feature
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.
TikTok Had A Vulnerability That Could Have Allowed Hackers To Steal Phone Numbers
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.
TikTok Rolls Out A New Q&A Feature For Creators
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.
Xbox Handheld Concept Goes Viral On TikTok
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?
TikTok’s Latest Update Takes Advantage Of The iPhone 12’s LiDAR
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.
TikTok Continues To Remain ‘Safe’ In The US For Now
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.
TikTok Is Testing Allowing Users To Upload Videos Up To 3 Minutes Long
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.
Snapchat Just Launched Its Own Take On TikTok
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.
TikTok’s Ban Has Been Temporarily Delayed
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.