TikTok, one of the well-known social media platforms, is testing a new feature called Shoutouts. If everything goes well, the company can open the new feature to all its users.
TikTok, the popular app of Chinese ByteDance, is preparing to integrate another tool to help content creators make money.
TikTok Shoutouts will be tried first in Turkey
The top-grossing app in the first half of 2021 is testing a feature called Shoutouts. Firstly BuzzFeed
The new format, spotted by , will allow TikTok users to request exclusive images from their favorite creators and pay for them with in-app currency.
The new feature will be available as a pilot for content creators in Turkey and Dubai. However, there is no clear information about when Shoutouts will be available in other countries.
Users will pay upfront when they submit a request and then wait up to three days for the creator to accept it. Then, after a week or so, special images will be taken in direct notifications. Images will be reviewed and approved by TikTok.
Earlier this month, the popular social media app announced that it will offer longer images, allowing users to upload up to three minutes of content. Previously, this period was at the end of one and a half minutes.
In addition, the platform introduced a feature called TikTok Jump, where content creators can add small widgets that they can contact in their images.