TikTok Introduces Text-Only Posts

Serving as a new competitor to other social media apps such as Twitter, or X, TikTok has recently unveiled its new feature allowing users to create text-based content. This expansion aims to give creators more options to share their ideas, stories, recipes, and other written content on the platform. Text posts provide a dedicated space for written creativity, complementing the existing comments, captions, and videos found on TikTok.

Creating Text Posts on TikTok

TikTok has always offered a diverse range of content creation options, from live videos to photos and duets. Now, with text posts, users can easily share their thoughts in a written format. Creating a text post is simple as users can access the camera page and choose from three options: photo, video, or text.

TikTok provides various customisation options in order to make text posts dynamic and interactive. Once users reach the post page, they can enhance their text posts with additional features. These include adding sound, tagging a location, enabling comments, and allowing duets—fostering engagement and interaction with other TikTok users. Text posts can now be just as vibrant and engaging as video or photo posts.

Exciting Features to Explore

Text posts on TikTok come with new features to make content stand out, these include:

Stickers to enhance your text posts by selecting stickers that relate to your content.

Tags and Hashtags allow your text post to reach a wider audience and connect with trending topics or discussions.

Background Colours to make your text pop, whether you want a bold and vibrant background or a subtle and elegant one, the options are there to suit your style.

Adding Sounds that readers can groove to as they peruse your writing, creating a multisensory experience.

Draft and Discard your posts at any time to fine-tune your text posts and ensure they meet your creative vision before sharing them with the world.


TikTok’s Ongoing Innovations

TikTok’s addition of text-only posts comes in the middle of the ongoing social media battle for dominance, and with that it further continues to expand its offerings. The platform recently launched a music streaming service, TikTok Music, in several countries, allowing users to discover, share, and download music they encounter on TikTok as we all can recall hearing great music from creators on the app.

TikTok is also testing other features, including a new landscape mode, with select users worldwide. These ongoing developments demonstrate TikTok’s commitment to staying at the forefront of social media innovation and providing its users with novel experiences.