Tik Tok expands the beta version of the Stories feature
Tik Tok expands the beta version of the Stories feature

The experience is similar to TikTok's Snapchat Stories, and the company has rolled out the feature to a wider user base.

The platform previously confirmed that the feature was tested last summer. If you get it, you'll see a new banner encouraging you to create a story when you launch the app.

In a statement, the platform said it is currently expanding beta testing with additional formats for creators to submit their ideas to the TikTok community.

The statement did not specify how many users are currently participating in the beta or what the future rollout of the feature would look like.

To post a story, click on the "Publish" button in the central navigation bar at the bottom of the app. You can then switch to quick camera mode to post a photo or video to your story.

These videos have the same creative options as regular TikTok videos, allowing you to respond to comments, use filters, and more.

Tik Tok brings stories to more users

Unlike regular platform videos, Stories do not appear directly in your account or feed and will last for 24 hours before being automatically deleted.

Stories are also missing an important feature provided by WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, etc., which is a slider for stories in the accounts you follow to enjoy.

Images from previous tests show that the company is experimenting with a vertical popup that performs a similar function.

Currently, you can only view TikTok Stories by looking at the profile picture in the blue circle of the video you are watching. This assumes that you have been chosen to try the feature.

You can also see the same blue circle on the user's profile if you look closely. Click on your profile picture to see the story as well. Stories also appear to appear on the For You page.

As a publisher, you can see how many people have viewed your story. However, unlike Instagram, you cannot see who viewed it.

You can like a story and leave a general comment. On Instagram, only commenters can reply directly to the editor in a private message.

And it seems like it's only a matter of time before the feature is officially rolled out to the entire user base of the platform. This is due to the popularity of Stories along with other social media apps and the constant testing of the platform.

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