TikTok seeks that users have the corresponding credits for their content. The app added a feature so that those who reuse third-party videos, especially viral ones, can attribute their work through a mention with a link to the original post.
The viral in TikTok They are often reused countless times. In some cases, only someone else’s audio is used to generate content, without giving credit to whoever created it. This problem even led several content creators from the United States to make a kind of “strike” in the app.
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“These features are an important step in our ongoing commitment to invest in resources and product experiences that support a culture of credit, which is critical to ensuring that TikTok remains a home for creative expression”, said Kudzi Chikumbu, Director of the community of creators of the app.
Likewise, Chikumbu assured that this must be fulfilled at any level. “Whether jumping on the latest trend, adding a punchline to a joke, or creating the next viral audio, creators can easily and directly quote their inspiration”, he added. Thus, TikTok seeks that its creators are more comfortable and continue creating content in the app.
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How to use this new function?
1. When making a new post, use the ‘Videos’ button that will appear at the top, just below the description of what you are going to publish.
two. If this is the first time you are going to use this function, a pop up will appear with information about this process. In this, in addition to telling you to mention or give credit to the creators, it also specifies that they will receive a notification when they are mentioned.
3. select a video that you have liked, marked as a favorite, published or that uses the same audio.
4. The selected video will be added as a mention in the descriptionso those who see your video can also see the original if they click on the name that has been mentioned.