TikTok Users Can Now Express Their Creativity with Text Posts

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TikTok will now not only feature people doing dumb things, but people writing dumb things, too, as TikTok has announced that text posts are now possible through the Chinese-owned video-sharing platform. Described as a new format for content creation, TikTokers can now share written content, including stories, poems, recipes, and more, as suggested in a screenshot that owner ByteDance released to show off the new feature. TikTok reportedly hit 150 million U.S. monthly users earlier this year.

When you access the Camera page, you’ll be able to choose from three options: photo, video, and text. By selecting text, you’ll be directed to the text creation page, where you can type out the content of your post.

Upon reaching the Post page, you’ll find familiar options to customize your content. These include adding Sound, tagging a location, enabling comments, and allowing Duets, among others. These features make it so your text posts are just as dynamic and interactive as any video or photo post.

TikTok Text Post Features

  • Stickers: Enhance your text by selecting stickers that relate to your content and add some pizazz to your post.
  • Tags and Hashtags: Just like in video or photo posts, you can tag other accounts, as well as add hashtags that relate to relevant topics or trends.
  • Background colors: Choose from a variety of background colors to make your text pop.
  • Adding Sound: Sounds are core to the TikTok experience, which is why we’ve incorporated them into text posts. You’ll be able to add tunes that readers can groove to as they peruse your writing.
  • Draft and Discard: Similar to video or photo posts, you can save your drafts and store them with other unpublished posts for later editing or discard them entirely.
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