TikTok tests multiple features in order to make it more Instagram-like

TikTok is on a spree of testing new features inspired by its apparent rival Instagram. App researcher Jane Manchun Wong who likes to fiddle with beta version of apps to report new features and updates revealed a ton of possible additions to the app.

Based on her tweets, TikTok is working on a grid feed layout, similar to Instagram’s Explore tab. A dedicated Discover tab is also expected to be in the works.

Other features which may release to the public include Suggested Users in search page, Like and download count on videos, Send To option in Share UI for WhatsApp sharing, account switcher, and more.

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Meanwhile, facing pressure from the Indian government to store data within the country borders, Beijing-based ByteDance that owns the popular short video-sharing app TikTok on Sunday said it was planning to set up a data centre in India.

“As a testimony to ByteDance’s recognition of India’s efforts to frame a new data protection legislation, we taking a significant step towards establishing a data centre in India,” said the startup, which also owns the social media platform Helo.

“We are now in the process of examining options for safe, secure and reliable services for our Indian users within Indian borders,” it said.

(With ANI inputs)

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