tech2 News StaffJan 17, 2020 10:14:22 IST
TikTok is reportedly working on a new feature for the app, which adds a search page with different categories of topics.
This was first spotted by social media analyst Matt Navarra, who shared a screenshot of the new page in testing. Per Navarra's screenshot, TikTok is testing a redesigned page under the Explore section, which will show a search bar on top and a list of topics underneath, which categorises content in different sections like Comedy, Dance, Animals, Gaming and others. The new page looks neater with a row-wise verticle division for each category.
Next to the search bar there is also a scan icon, which may be uses to scan and add new people.
TikTok is testing a new search page with topics pic.twitter.com/B0QdXq8o7x
— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) January 16, 2020
TikTok has been rapidly growing in terms of downloads and revenue in the last one year. According to a recent report by Sensor Tower, TikTok was the world's second-most downloaded app in 2019.
Statistics shared by Sensor Tower reveal that TikTok downloads reached an all-time high in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2019, with nearly 220 million installs, which represented a 24 percent increase over Q3 2019. Of the total, India was reportedly responsible for nearly 45 percent of TikTok's first-time downloads in 2019.
In the quarter, TikTok's revenue reportedly grew by a massive 540 percent year-on-year.
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