Video streaming app TikTok is to supply text-only blog posts as it becomes the most up to date modern technology titan to challenge X, Elon Musk’s rebranded Twitter platform.

The Chinese-owned application states the new feature offers users “another way to express themselves”.

Previously this month, TikTok released a brand-new music streaming solution to rival systems like Spotify and Apple Songs.

The statement comes as Twitter drops its renowned blue bird logo design and switches to a black and also white X.

TikTok individuals will now be supplied three alternatives on the app – whether to post images, video clips or text.

They will certainly also have the ability to personalize messages by including sound, location or Duets, which are video responses to blog posts by other TikTok customers.

“These attributes make it so your text articles are just as vibrant as well as interactive as any kind of video or image message,” TikTok stated in a declaration on Monday.

It came simply weeks after TikTok, which is owned by China’s Byte Dance, launched a brand-new songs streaming service, TikTok Music, in Brazil as well as Indonesia.

Recently, the company additionally turned out a beta variation of the solution in Singapore, Mexico as well as Australia.

A representative said it would enable customers to “listen, share and also download the songs they have actually uncovered on TikTok, in addition to share their much-loved tracks and artists with their TikTok community”.

The app is evaluating other features including a brand-new landscape mode with select users around the world.

Popular social networks systems such as Meta’s Facebook, Instagram and also Threads, along with Mr Musk’s X, currently support text blog posts.

Previously this month, Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg claimed his company’s Strings platform had actually joined more than 100 million customers in less than five days.

On 5 July, Threads went survive Apple and Android application stores in 100 nations, consisting of the UK.

Likewise this week, heaven bird on social media network Twitter was changed by a logo featuring a white X on a black background.

The term tweets will certainly also be transformed to “x’s”, according to Mr Musk.