and TikTok unite to debut new app


Two of the world’s fastest-growing short-form video apps, and TikTok, announced that they will unite to create a new global app. The newly upgraded platform, which keeps the TikTok name, creates a unified user experience, debuts a new logo and user interface, and offers greater capabilities for video creation. By bringing together the best of TikTok and, TikTok now becomes the world’s number one go-to destination for short-form video content creation and consumption.

The upgraded app will offer users an effortless, compelling, and personalized viewing experience. Existing creators’ account, content and fan base will move automatically to the new TikTok app, where creators will keep all of their preexisting content and fans while enjoying the opportunity to reach a bigger and more diverse global audience than ever before.

TikTok incorporates the most popular elements of both apps with a feed that highlights the users’ community, in addition to a “For You” feed that uniquely serves a curation of personalized video recommendations based on viewing preferences. The app will also introduce new upcoming features including:

  • A “reaction” feature that allows users to react to friends’ videos directly from the phone;
  • Enhanced creative tools like interactive gesture filters unlock features such as funhouse mirror camera effects;
  • VR-type filters that can be activated just by blinking;
  • Green screen-like background effects.
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  1. Avatar IDP June 28th, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Ruto did not lose land as the heading of the story suggests. Ruto was ordered to return land he grabbed from an IDP who was forced out of his land in the PEV. Ruto should have been charged with land grabbing and illegal occupation of an IDP land for five years knowing this was stolen land from a person forced to flee the violence of the PEV. And this is the same Ruto who has been preaching about post PEV reconciliation. How are the landless victims of PEV going to reconcile with those who grabbed their land and are still occupying. Hi ni Kusema na Kuiba sio kusema na kutenda. If you go to a bank and rob the bank with violence it is not called tresspass in the bank. It is called bank robbery with violence and you can be sentenced to death for that.

  2. Avatar Kwessi Pratt June 29th, 2013 at 9:13 am

    This is injustice of the highest order! Deputy president needed to be jailed not given soft landing as though he was not holding stolen property. And stolen through violence or worse. When somebody is found with stolen property, is he asked to compansate the victim or accused of having aided theft? These are unlikely selective rulings that for a long time have left the ordinary man thoroughly frustrated, if not defiantly bitter! LSK and civil society should get in to the matter by helping the victim appeal against this seemingly twisted justice!

  3. Avatar Gabby June 29th, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    The so-called Dorothy Yator has a case to answer. She needs to come clean on this one even though that does NOT exonerate Deputy President from any conniving to defraud!

    1. Avatar Bea Houseoffashion June 30th, 2013 at 12:14 am

      She was only 6 years old when Ruto purchased this land. She can’t answer to a case she had nothing to do with

  4. Avatar mjuaji June 29th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Kenyans should not celebrate about this judgement. This is a well orchestrated move to fool the ICC and the international community that our courts are independent from the executive. If our courts were independent, Ruto should have been punished severely. With 100 acres, for five years and you compensate the farmer with shs 5 million? and the accused is walking and doing his business freely? this is a joke!

    1. Avatar Bea Houseoffashion June 30th, 2013 at 1:10 am


    2. Avatar MajorT June 30th, 2013 at 3:12 am

      Facts ma brodah facts. Back your rhetoric with facts.


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