All-New 'TikTok Photos' App Spotted, Likely to Be Instagram Rival

TikTok appears to be planning to expand into photo sharing via the launch of a new "TikTok Photos" app, according to TheSpAndroid blog.

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A large number of references to the app were discovered in the latest version of TikTok, revealing some of its functionality, integrations, and even its app icon. Among these, phrases like "Open TikTok Photos," "Get TikTok Photos," and "Share this post to TikTok Photos" suggest direct connections between the existing video platform and the new photo-sharing app.

TikTok has allowed users to post photo-based content in a video or carousel format for some time, but the app currently has no real alternative to dedicated photo-sharing social media platforms. TikTok Photos likely seeks to directly challenge Instagram's dominance in the photo-sharing space. Instagram has increasingly focused on video content, including Reels, in an effort to compete with TikTok's video dominance.

The official launch date and regional availability of "TikTok Photos" is unknown, but the presence of extensive references to it within TikTok's code suggests that an announcement could be imminent.

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Top Rated Comments

TVreporter Avatar
5 weeks ago
Another spy app no thanks. Couldn’t pay me enough to use TikTok in any capacity.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iLoveDeveloping Avatar
5 weeks ago
Nice! Anything to get away from Facebook is good. I hate that I use instagram but it’s the only good photo app out there. I actually love using tik tok when the algorithm gets attuned to your likes it works like the old instagram used to, it’s great. It’s funny how people just think it’s all teenagers doing silly dancing. If they release a photo app that’s even half as good as insta I’m gone, Facebook can eat it.
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anthogag Avatar
5 weeks ago
Photos are probably better for China's government AI scanning algorithms.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheWatchfulOne Avatar
5 weeks ago

Nice! Anything to get away from Facebook is good. I hate that I use instagram but if the only good photo app out there. I actually love using tik tok when the algorithm gets attuned to your likes it works like the old instagram used to, it’s great. It’s funny how people just think it’s all teenagers doing silly dancing. If they release a photo app that’s even half as good as insta I’m gone, Facebook can eat it.
Getting away from Facebook is great! Instagram too, probably. But isn't TikTok actually worse than Facebook?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Asthmatic Kitty Avatar
5 weeks ago
Shoe's on the other foot now eh, Meta!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
scorpio vega Avatar
5 weeks ago
I’m 27 and I work in a college bar. We advertise more on tik tok because Instagram is not as vool
As it once was
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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