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TikTok Account Management With Third Party Tools

TikTok Account Management With Third Party Tools

TikTok Account Management

Business owners and marketers are noticing the power of TikTok for both brand awareness and sales conversion. With over 250+ million users on the platform, it has become one of the fastest growing platforms in the world.

Tiktok Partner Ecosystem

TikTok is extending its partner ecosystem to allow businesses to manage their presence on the platform with third-party tools such as Hootsuite, Sprinklr, Sprout Social, and others. They will be able to create lists of community managers and assign them to specific TikTok communities by channel or topic.

TikTok, the world’s largest community for short-form video, today announced a new way for marketers to reach bright, aware and engaged audiences in its ecosystem. With the launch of an Account Management program and TikTok’s Marketing Partner Program — which include unique capabilities such as data-driven social media ad creative and optimization — marketers can connect with people on TikTok in a powerful new way.

Account Management

With Account Management, you can now connect your accounts from all of the social media management tools you love in one place. Just sign in with your credentials and start managing in seconds. You can now manage your TikTok account from multiple platforms. You will be able to post videos, engage with your followers, filter users and keywords, and more – all from the comfort of your favorite social media management tool.

TikTok LIVE creator subscriptions

TikTok LIVE creator subscriptions

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Tiktok has become one of the most popular video streaming platforms worldwide with a large number of users. Tiktok Live allowed the Tiktok fans to watch and interact with their fans in real time. Now like rival video streaming platforms, Twitch and Youtube, Tiktok is launching TikTok LIVE creator subscriptions in May 2022 which allows the Tiktok creators to charge their top fans a monthly subscription for greater access. Many of the popular Tiktok creators have receive invitations to participate in the beta version of Tiktok creations, which will be live from 26 May 2022.

Benefits of TikTok LIVE creator subscriptions

Tiktok has a large number of creators creating video content on various topics, like beauty tutorials, music, dance, cooking, gaming. These creators are spending a lot of time and money creating the video content, live streaming it. Earlier the creators were only compensated by the tips, gifts they received from fans, some advertising revenues and brand endorsement deals due to which their income was less. Hence like Twitch where fans can purchase subscriptions, now Tiktok creators can offer their top fans a subscription option for greater interaction and visibility while live streaming.

Subscription Features

The features of Tiktok subscriptions are being tested at present to get feedback from the subscribers and the content creators. One of the main advantages for subscribers is that they are able to live chat and comment on the content which is being streamed. The content creator can choose to allow everyone to watch the video streaming, but only the subscribers can interact with the content creator using the comment or chat feature for a closer relationship, helping the creator under his fans better. The creator can have exclusive question and answer sessions with fans. Additionally the subscribers will have a subscriber badge listed next to their profile name, and they will be upgraded over time.

The subscribers will get access to exclusive emotes which are custom designed by the creators, which they use during the live sessions to make them more interesting and interactive. Creators have indicated that the subscribers can control the cameras which the creators are using for live streaming to get the view they want. The creators are also able to personalize their room being streamed for each subscriber. Thus the subscription feature allows fans to thank the creators for their creativity, time and effort they spend for content creation.

A Look at Tiktok Effect House

A Look at Tiktok Effect House

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Effect House TikTok Ins and Outs

TikTok is the beloved social networking platform that has just unveiled a brand new feature by the name of "Effect House." Effect House, in a nutshell, is an AR (augmented reality) development device. It gives creators the power to put together AR effects. The aim behind this is to empower users who want to take full advantage of AR during TikTok use. Effect House at this moment in time is in beta mode. It's testing exclusively in several parts of the planet. Some testing is actually taking place in the United States.

People who use Facebook and other apps are often familiar with app filters and how they operate. These filters in many cases place stickers on top of peoples' faces. They just as frequently introduce cartoon elements to images. They utilize AR any time this happens. Effect House strives to motivate developers who are part of the AR realm to register. The platform wants to be able to give this thrilling technology to the individuals who use TikTok day in and day out.

Facebook isn't the only different platform that presents people with options that are reminiscent of Effect House. Snapchat is another example of a platform that does the same exact thing. Facebook's Spark AR was established a little while back.

Effect House's Aim

Effect House's primary aim is to assist people who want to convey things with the use of features that are simultaneously effective, vivid and strong. The device possesses built-in components that can greatly aid users. The platform gives users the ease of tracking that's updated, first and foremost. It gives them the luxury of comprehensive interactions all the same. These features give users the opportunity to test things. They at the same time give them the chance to put together, share and handle their existing TikTok effects.

Effect House works tirelessly to simplify things for its users. It strives to give them the ability to hone their talents. It can come in handy for people who have been zeroing in on AR components for a long while. It can come in just as handy for people who are total newbies to the "game." Effect House gives users access to exhaustive video tutorials, instructions and even templates. These things all pave the way for effects creation that's functional and dependable.

TikTok Mobile Gaming Is Coming With Zynga Collaboration

TikTok Mobile Gaming Is Coming With Zynga Collaboration

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TikTok may already be the most popular app in the world but it is not about to rest on its laurels. It is exploring new growth opportunities such as TikTok mobile gaming with the help of the industry leader Zynga. This was announced along with Zynga's Q3 earnings report which revealed an excellent revenue increase of 40% year-on-year at $705 million. The partnership of two of the hottest names in tech today is turning heads and creating excitement.

Disco Loco 3D

The plan is to launch a game called "Disco Loco 3D" on the Tiktok platform. This will be an exclusive so interested parties will have to come over for the experience. The single-player game is designed as an endless runner with players having to walk down a catwalk while they avoid obstacles, perform dance moves, challenge friends, and collect medallions. The concept is actually similar one of Zynga's creations called "High Heels" so those who are familiar with the title should find this easy to play.

Disco Loco 3D is a way for TikTok to test the waters with a traditional game. It is not just about the technicalities more so about their users' appetite for gaming within the app itself. The company wants to understand how the community wants to engage with games. There are already millions of gamers on TikTok who create and consume video content. They range from casual gamers who play for fun to the hardcore players who compete at the highest levels. How they will respond to this tighter integration will be interesting to see.

Garden of Good

It should be noted that this is not exactly TikTok's first game on their platform. They already have one under their belt called the "Garden of Good". However, that was more for charity than for entertainment or profits. It was a partnership with the organization Feeding America with the goal of raising funds for their programs. It was launched earlier this year through TikTok's own efforts. Players were given their own virtual garden to care for. They could also provide support to friends who were also playing their game. They can earn points as their garden grows. These can be then be converted into real donations to the charity.

Why Snapchat Is Becoming More Popular Than Other Platforms

Why Snapchat Is Becoming More Popular Than Other Platforms

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Teens are known to be the people who primarily use social media; there are various social media platforms that teens use for fun and even catching up with friends and family by creating memories. If you are updated, you must know the relationship between Snapchat and teens; lately, Snapchat is becoming more popular than TikTok and Instagram. Everyone is asking themselves, why is this happening? This app is changing the way people use social media in many different ways, and that is why you find that even marketers are currently marketing their products using Snapchat. Here are the reasons why Snapchat is becoming the talk of town more than the others:

Snapchat Creates The Urgency Sense

The main difference between Snapchat and other social media platforms is the fleeting nature of the content. Unlike Tiktok and Instagram, where you have to constantly check on the app daily to stay updated with your friends' content, Snapchat allows teens to view their close friends' snaps and chats within ten seconds and stay up to date. Moreover, the content friends share in their stories can disappear after 24 hours of posting.

This nature of the app allows people to share stories of their current situations that they would not want to stay in their lives forever. Simple things like the people you hang out with while having dinner, what you ate, and whatever happened over the day. For this reason, you will find Snapchat and teens being one.

Encourages sharing of full stories rather than highlights

Daily users are likely to spend about 25 to 30 minutes on Snapchat daily; you should not be surprised to know that they get a lot of content from that. It is common for peers to share at least ten moments a day from when they woke up until they slept. For instance, if you take a trip, you might want to take your friends along virtually, and every moment you share, they find it in full rather than just a highlight of their trip.

Live without ads

Snapchat is among the few platforms where you can share live news without ads appearing or popping up every moment. It gives users choices when to view brands' content, thus enabling the selected brands to promote their products and content through Snapchat's Discover. This tab can quickly draw an audience of about 40 million people within 24 hours, and here you will promote whatever you want without disruption.

Tiktok Alternatives You Should Know

Tiktok Alternatives You Should Know

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Tiktok is the most popular video-sharing app, with millions of users; however, you may have heard about the fire that has engulfed this app. Recently, the United States threatened to ban the app; this means that brands and individuals who rely on it should be prepared for anything, or consider Tiktok Alternatives. Fortunately, TikTok's fame inspired people to create other apps that work exactly like TikTok, in that if the app is banned, you can find other apps where you can share your videos. Here are some Tiktok alternatives and some information about them:

Clapper

Clapper, like TikTok, is a rapidly growing social media platform that allows users to share their ideas, lives, and content in the form of short videos. There's more to this app; if you read the app store descriptions, you'll see that it doesn't have ads, it's free to use, and there's no BS; it's all about real people. Once you've made your own, you'll be able to see other people's opinions, express your own support or opposition, and allow others to do the same.

The app is intended to allow users to give speeches with less restraint than competitors. It's similar to TikTok in that you can make money here; it has a monetization feature that allows owners to capitalize and charge super fans to view their content.

Fanbase

You've probably heard of Fanbase; it's an app comprised of a public figure's fans; if you're an artist who used TikTok to promote your music, this will serve as an alternative where people can consume your music and even help you track the record, success, and journey of your music. Everyone who follows you on Fanbase will interact with your music and content, giving you feedback and suggestions on how you can improve. You only need to understand your target audience and the social media platforms where the majority of your supporters are active, such as Fanbase.

Likee

Likee is one of the most popular TikTok-like apps; it allows users to share short videos in the same way that TikTok does. It is independent and rapidly growing; you can find it on Android and iOS; it is currently popular in each store; additionally, it has a large and interactive audience that marketers can use to market and advertise their products. Anyone can use the app as long as you create helpful videos that engage your audience. It also includes music and effects that you can use to improve the quality of your videos. It is now one of TikTok's direct competitors.

TikTok Competitor: Taking A Look At TikTok And Its Closest Rival (Instagram Reel)

TikTok Competitor: Taking A Look At TikTok And Its Closest Rival (Instagram Reel)

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In today's world of social media platforms, TikTok stands tall at the top of the pile. Formerly known as musical.ly, TikTok is as successful as it is for a number of reasons. For starters, the social media platform in its current form fills a void that its predecessors like Vine had left in the social media space. It is, therefore, not difficult to see why the social media app has taken off in popularity the way that it had.

Importantly, it does not hurt that the current TikTok algorithm within the app and the ability to share videos to other major platforms seem to support the viral reach of videos. Even TikTok users that are numbered among "the least of these" will post a video that will get likes, views, comments, and good support. Some go on to be viral, reaching far beyond the app and become Internet phenomenons. Add to that the fact that the tag of the person whose video is being shared remains throughout the duration of the video, and you get users who are eager to use the platform and grow their profiles in the social media space.

A Closer Look At TikTok Competitor Instagram Reels

In many ways (before Facebook bought the app), Instagram had a much freer algorithm where hashtags yielded a greater reach for the content posted by users and the chances of posting viral content were much higher. However, that has significantly changed. As such, other social media apps like TikTok have been allowed to take up space. The competition has forced Instagram to evolve and implement new features. The most recent feature in this evolution is the addition of Reels which are very TikTokesque in how it functions.

Some popular features that IG Reels and TikTok share include stitching together shorter videos that combine to make one video that is designed to promote a particular idea, point, or just for fun. The use of filters, as well as the addition of music, text, voice alterations, and other features, are among the TikTok adaptations used on IG Reels.

It is true that IG Instagram has done well through Reels to ensure that they don't lose a significant portion of their user-base to TikTok by now offering TikTok's appeal right there in the IG app. However, it is hardly likely that this will hurt TikTok in a similar manner that IG Stories arguably hurt Snapchat. For starters, TikTok by design (algorithm and sharability features) plays to the desire for virality that brands, influencers, and other users are looking for with their digital brands.

YouTube Launches Shorts As Competitor To TikTok

YouTube Launches Shorts As Competitor To TikTok

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YouTube 's new short-form video service, YouTube Shorts, will soon be available in over 100 countries after being trialed in selected markets. It has been developed as a competitor for the popular TikTok platform and was first released in India for beta testing earlier this year where its uptake tripled over several months. YouTube is essentially playing catch-up with its popular TikTok competitor but also aims to integrate its Shorts offering with the wider YouTube platform as a key method for attracting new users and expanding its reach.

YouTube Shorts

The YouTube Shorts service provides functions for producing short video content that are very similar to its TikTok competitor. It allows users to record, edit and share video content that can be up to 60 seconds in length and also allows popular music to be included. Users have access to a range of tools that allow them to start and stop recording with a single tap with the service offering a small number of editing features. These include controls that allow the audio to be sped up or slowed down, a countdown timer, the ability to insert text overlays at chosen points and the ability to adjust colors.

TikTok Comparison

While YouTube shorts offers a convenient tool for choosing music to be used in the video it does not have the automatic sound synchronization feature of TikTok which made the app more accessible and popular with first-time users. In addition, YouTube's offering lacks the wide catalog of special effects that TikTok offers - such as augmented reality functions and the ability to use a green-screen. YouTube Shorts, like Instagram Reels and other competitors, are seeking to make the features of TikTok available to users that want to create and publish short video content on their social media platforms.

US Commerce Department Rescinds TikTok Ban

US Commerce Department Rescinds TikTok Ban

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The US Commerce Department has announced that it is rescinding a decision made to place Chinese owned TikTok and WeChat on a list of applications that were prohibited from transactions by US citizens. The ban was issued in September of last year by the Trump administration in a bid to stop any additional downloads of the apps.

Presidential Executive Orders

President Joe Biden recently withdrew a number of executive orders by the previous president that sought to block any new downloads of the apps which are owned by the Chinese company Tencent and ordered the Commerce Department to conduct a review of any security concerns posed by these and other Chinese-made apps. The previous administration had established the so-called 'TikTok ban' in response to concerns about data being gathered on US citizens by China and also sought to ban transactions with other apps, including WeChat, which would have effectively banned their use in the US. WeChat has reportedly been downloaded by more than 19 million users in the US and has become a widely used platform for payments, services and games. Biden's new executive order revokes the bans against WeChat and TikTok as well as against another eight communication and financial software applications.

While Biden's executive order rescinded the bans, it nonetheless directed the Commerce Department to continue monitoring applications like TikTok to determine whether they could impact US national security. It also ordered the department to present recommendations within 120 days that would help to protect US data acquired or made available to companies controlled by other foreign adversaries.

National Security Concerns

TikTok remains one of the world's most popular social media apps and China's foreign ministry welcomed the move as a positive move urging the US to respect the free market and not to use so-called national security concerns to suppress China's tech industry. The effort by the Trump administration to effectively ban various Chinese apps had led to numerous legal challenges which had the effect of heightening tensions between the two countries. Last year a US district court judge granted a temporary injunction to TikTok that blocked the effort to ban downloading the app. At the time Trump had approved a bid by US tech company Oracle (backed by Walmart) to purchase TikTok but the move failed to gain approval from China's regulators. The app is believed to have more than 1 billion users world wide and is particularly popular with younger users.

Why Is TikTok Being Sued?

Why Is TikTok Being Sued?

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TikTok, the social media app owned by Chinese company ByteDance, is facing a UK lawsuit that could see it forced to pay damages of billions of pounds if it is successful. The lawsuit, brought by legal firm Scott and Scott and backed by a former British children's commissioner, claims that the company collects a huge range of children's personal information when they use the app. As well as harvesting their pictures and videos, it is claimed the app also collects children's phone numbers, specific location details and biometric data which it then sells to third parties for profit.

British Children Data Harvested

Parents and children are likely to be shocked by the revelations, as well as privacy regulators, since the app is used by a huge number of teenagers. According to the UKs media regulator OfCom, it is estimated that almost 45% of children aged between 8 and 12 use the app which represents about 3.5 million children in the UK alone and is likely to be potentially millions more across Europe as a whole.

The lawsuit claims that children's personal information was harvested without explicit consent being gained (which, in the case of children under the age of 18, would need to come from an adult) and constitutes a serious breach of both UK and EU privacy provisions, according to one of the lawyers acting for the plaintiffs in the case.

TikTok Blocked

This is not the first time that the ByteDance's data protection policies have been challenged and Tiktok sued. In 2019 the US Federal Trade Commission levied a record fine of $5.7 million against the company for similar offences of illegally gathering children's personal information. It has also come under scrutiny in India where it was temporarily banned and finally blocked completely from the country. TikTok is also under investigation by the UK Information Commissioner's Office for whether it complies with the UK's data protection rules and whether it protects children's right to data privacy with a report expected later in the year.

TikTok claims that it is only intended for users over the age of 13 but it is claimed that the app is being used by much younger children since all they need to do is enter an older age as there is no additional checking performed by the app. Lawyers are seeking thousands of pounds of compensation for each child, seeking that the app meet its user age requirements as well as demanding that the company provide full transparency about the data it collects and the purposes it is used for.

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