TikTok‘s complete takeover of the social media world continues. With META platforms band Instagram adopting TikTok’s themes and presentations, TikTok continues to innovate. TikTok currently has two different feeds available to users. While the main “For You” feed features a mix of suggestions and content from accounts you follow, the “Following” feed focuses on videos from your friends. However, users may soon have access to a third feed called “Nearby.”
As first revealed by social media consultant Matt Navarra, TikTok has been experimenting with a new “Nearby” feed. As the name suggests, this feed will promote local content. The idea is not only to help users find more relevant videos for users, but also to help people find interesting events and places around them.
TikTok later confirmed to TechCrunch that it has indeed been testing the new “Nearby” feed with a small group of users in Southeast Asia. Users selected for the test will see all three feeds in the “Home” tab of the app. Of course, a feature like this will require the user to allow the TikTok app to access the device’s location.
With the launch of the “Nearby” feed, TikTok is targeting Snapchat, which already offers a similar feature. Snapchat users can explore a map with content shared nearby. Instagram also launched a similar feature in its app, so that users can discover new places based on other people’s content.
The game is about to get even more interesting!