The inspiration for TikTok Now is the French app BeReal, created in 2020.

Given its popularity among the youngest, there are several applications that have decided to imitate its functions.

What is BeReal and how does it work?

Through a notice on your mobile, this application asks you to take some photos to share through both cameras of your mobile within less than of minutes.

They are slogan es “time to be real” or “time to be real” and with this way of thinking, they bet on the naturalness of the user, they try to avoid filters and predetermined hours to upload content.

It should be noted that you can only see your friends’ photos if you upload your own.

How does TikTok Now work?

Now is launched by Tiktok as an “innovative” solution to share photos taken at a random time of day.

  • You will have to be prepared, because you will receive a daily notice to create upload your content.
  • This notice will be completely random at different times each day.
  • The app gives you the option to upload a photo or video with a maximum duration of ten seconds.
  • These will be taken simultaneously by the front and rear camera of the mobile.
  • This new feature will be built into TikTok, but it will also have its own standalone app called TikTok Now.
  • As in BeReal you can select which users can see your «Now».

TikTok Now has restrictions for minors

If you are under 16 years old and you create an account in this new app, it will be private by default and you will not be able to share this content through the “Search” tab.

If you are of legal age you can share it in different ways with the functions “Public”, “Friends” and “Private”.

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Other applications have also tried to copy the functions of BeReal, such as Instagram or Snapchat.

Are you a regular user of BeReal? Will you join this new app?

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