TikTok may be planning to be your new messaging app

TikTok is reportedly planning to expand its messaging capabilities and become a more powerful messaging platform. The company, owned by ByteDance, is hiring for positions on a team called ‘TikTok Social’, which suggests its ambitions for the messaging experience. The exact direction of TikTok’s messaging app is still unclear, whether it aims to compete with WhatsApp or target younger users as a rival to Snapchat. TikTok has been expanding its features recently, including introducing a shopping feature and reportedly working on a music-streaming app.

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