Amid some late-night scrolling through TikTok’s ‘For You Web page,’ you will have encountered a slew of movies that function somebody acquainted, whether or not or not it’s your ex-friend from highschool, an outdated camp buddy, or a one-night-stand from final summer time. And though it was probably a jarring and undesirable expertise, it may be attributed TikTok’s newest function, the ‘Linked to You’ tag.
Earlier this month, TikTok customers started complaining that movies of non-friends — however acquainted faces nonetheless — had been showing on their ‘For You Pages,’ accompanied by the ‘Linked to You’ tag on the underside left nook. Principally, the ‘Linked To You’ tag will seem with movies that includes individuals whose quantity you’ve saved in your contacts, or if they’ve your quantity saved of their contacts, in line with The Android Soul.
The app’s brand-new ‘Linked to You’ function solely seems to those that have linked their quantity to their TikTok account, or who’ve shared their contact particulars with the app. It is apparently rolling out worldwide, and generally, it reveals up as ‘Instructed Account’ as a substitute. Both means, although, it is creepy (and considerably jarring) nonetheless.