Earlier this yr, TikTok was noticed testing a brand new Q&A function that may permit creators to extra straight reply to their viewers’s questions utilizing both textual content or video. As we speak, the corporate has introduced the function is now out there to all customers globally. With the discharge of TikTok Q&A, because the function is formally referred to as, creators will have the ability to designate their feedback as Q&A questions, reply to questions with both textual content feedback or video replies and add a Q&A profile hyperlink to their bios, amongst different issues. The function additionally works with stay movies.
TikTok Q&A grew out of a method that creators have been already utilizing the video platform to work together with viewers. Usually, after posting a video, viewers would have follow-up questions in regards to the content material. Creators would then both reply to these questions within the feedback part or, if the response was extra concerned, they may submit a second video as a substitute.
The Q&A function basically formalizes this course of by making it simpler for creators — notably these with lots of followers — to establish and reply probably the most attention-grabbing questions.
To make use of Q&A, viewers will first designate their remark as a Q&A query utilizing a brand new commenting choice. To take action, they’ll faucet the Q&A icon to the proper facet of the textual content entry discipline in feedback. This can even label their remark with the icon and textual content that claims “Requested by” adopted by the username of the individual asking the query. This makes it simpler for creators to see when scanning by way of a protracted listing of feedback on their video.
The function can even feed the query into the creator’s new Q&A web page the place all questions and solutions are aggregated. Customers can browse this web page to see all the sooner questions and solutions which have already been posted or add a brand new query of their very own.
Creators will reply to a Q&A query with both textual content or video replies, simply as they did earlier than — so there isn’t a lot new to be taught right here, by way of course of.
They will additionally add Q&A feedback as stickers of their responses the place the brand new video will hyperlink again to the unique, the place the query was first requested, just like how they’re utilizing remark stickers at the moment.
The function can even be out there in TikTok LIVE, making it simpler for creators to see the incoming questions within the stream’s chat from a separate panel.
As part of this launch, a Q&A profile hyperlink will be added to creators’ Profile bios, which directs customers to the Q&A web page the place all the things is organized.
Throughout exams, the function was solely made out there to creators with public accounts that had greater than 10,000 followers and who opted in. As we speak, TikTok says it’s out there to all customers with Creator Accounts.
To allow the function by yourself profile, you’ll go to the privateness web page below Settings, then choose “Creator,” faucet “Q&A” after which “Activate Q&A.” (If customers don’t have already got a Creator account, they’ll allow it for themselves below settings.)
The function is rolling out to customers worldwide within the newest model of the TikTok app now, the corporate says.
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