Trends are what keep TikTok going day after day. Well, so as not to lose the habit, the company has decided to also join the ChatGPT fever. Through a post on Twitter, they have announced Tako, a chatbot they are working on and that it is being designed with the intention of making it easier to find content.
“We are in the early stages of exploring chatbot tools with a limited trial of Tako, with select users in the Philippines,” TikTok comments on its Twitter profile. In addition, they detail that this is an attempt to help people “search and discover content”.
“Tako is powered by a third-party chat assistant and is designed to help make it easier to discover entertaining and inspiring content on TikTok. No more plans than these first tests, but we’re looking forward to hearing from you!”
Some media have already been able to gather a little more information about Tako. TechCrunch is one of them, and according to its description, the chatbot would appear in the right area of the screen. By touching it, we will be able to ask you questions regarding the video we are watching, as well as discover totally new content when asking for recommendations.
“Being at the forefront of innovation is critical to building the TikTok experience”a company spokesperson commented to the aforementioned medium, adding that “we are always exploring new technologies that add value to our community.”
Watchful.ai was the website responsible for discovering the TikTok chatbot for the first time. Now, It has been the company itself that has come out to confirm the news that already ran through social networks.
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The company behind this new chatbot for TikTok is still unknown, but according to their own words, does not use internal ByteDance technology. Instead, it is a model that has been customized to suit the app.
TikTok has included a pop-up message in its app, telling the few users in the Philippines who can take advantage of this chatbot that this is an “experimental” feature, and their responses may not be true or accurate. Besides, the company warns that it should not be used to consult medical or financial information at no level.
In addition, all conversations with Tako are being evaluated by TikTok. In this way, they plan to improve the user experience with the chatbot in the coming months. However, this also means that all the information is being stored, and given the company’s history with the privacy of its consumers, things could end very badly.
for now, We don’t know much more information about it.. However, if there is one thing that is certain, it is that many other social networks will follow in their footsteps. Meta has already discussed its plans to integrate chatbots into the features of its apps, and the arrival of this tool on TikTok will only speed up this process.