A new app that can be downloaded as a plug-in for TikTok or as a stand-alone experience, TikTok Now is the newest way to be entertained and connect with others on TikTok – a daily photo and video experience to share your most authentic moments with the people who matter the most.
“TikTok Now brings the authenticity of TikTok to a whole new creative experience that connects you with those closest to you,” according to TikTok.
The source said that to generate new connections and entertainment in a fun format, TikTok Now invites users and their friends to capture what they’re doing in the moment using their device’s front and rear cameras.
TikTok Now users will receive a daily prompt to capture a 10-second video or static photo to easily share what they're up to.
“We’re experimenting with TikTok Now over the coming weeks. In Cambodia, TikTok Now can be accessed from both TikTok and as the new TikTok Now app. In other regions, TikTok Now may be available within TikTok, downloadable as a new app, or available in both formats,” said the software giants.
TikTok Now features an icon similar to a black “N” with a light blue sky background. When you select the icon, four selfie cartoons appear, and then it links to the user’s name and prompts for friends to be added.
Users need to accept the notification from TikTok Now by clicking ‘Allow’. Once they have accepted the invitation, they can take photos and film videos on both their front and back cameras to share with friends.
The company has designed TikTok Now with the safety and privacy of the community in mind, said TikTok, so individual creators are in control of deciding who can view or engage with their content.
They can block others and choose which comments appear on their content. If someone comes across behavior they believe may violate the company’s community guidelines, they can report it for review.
“If someone under the age of 16 creates an account, just like with TikTok, their account will be private by default,” according to the short-video platform.
Those under the age of 18 will not be able to share their content on the Explore feed. People aged between 13 and 15 will have commenting options limited to friends only to help protect against unwanted interactions.
Those 18 and over will have additional sharing options. In addition to sharing with mutual friends, they can opt to share their posts with the broader TikTok Now community based on the privacy settings they have chosen.
“To change your privacy settings for TikTok Now, users choose ‘Friends can view’ and choose who you'd like to allow them to view your TikTok Now posts. Anyone who follows you, and you follow back can view your TikTok Now,” they explained.
“Anyone in your area can view your TikTok Now posts. Keep in mind, people that don't follow you or you don't follow back are unable to comment or interact with your posts,” they added.