TikTok is now launching a new “Friends” tab that replaces the “Discover” tab in the bottom menu of the app. The platform says the new tab is going to roll out to more people over the coming weeks and that it will enable users on the platform to find content from people they’ve connected with. TikTok did not elaborate on the launch or say whether it will be coming to all users in the future.
TikTok Users Can Enjoy More Content Via the New Friends Tab
“As we continue to celebrate community and creativity, we’re bringing a Friends Tab to more people over the coming weeks, which will allow you to easily find and enjoy content from people you’re connected with, so you can choose even more ways to be entertained on TikTok,” the company said in a tweet.
As we continue to celebrate community and creativity, we're bringing a Friends Tab to more people over the coming weeks, which will allow you to easily find and enjoy content from people you're connected with, so you can choose even more ways to be entertained on TikTok. pic.twitter.com/GdVpPbxio6
— TikTokComms (@TikTokComms) May 5, 2022
A screenshot that TikTok posted alongside the tweet shows that users will see a banner that says “watch your friends’ videos” once they click on the Friends tab. If you have connected with your friends on the app, you’ll see their content on the page. If you haven’t, TikTok will recommend that you connect with friends through your contacts or that you connect with your Facebook friends. The page further suggests accounts from people that you may know and shows a follow button next to each name.
Matt Navarra Also Spotted the New Tab by TikTok
Social media consultant Matt Navarra first spotted the new Friends tab last month, noting that it would replace the Discover tab. It’s an interesting move for TikTok to replace its Discover tab, which shows users a variety of content, including trending hashtags and videos. The Discover tab also includes a search bar that lets you search for specific content.
TikTok has added a Friends tab!
“Posts are from followers that you follow back, accounts you follow,
and other suggested accounts” pic.twitter.com/Z6lfEH8ilL
— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) April 1, 2022