TikTok launches exciting new "Jump" feature with plenty of potential
Culver City, California - TikTok's new "Jump" feature means creator content will be more interactive than ever before, with mini-apps built into videos.
Now you can study along with a tutor, save a recipe as you watch a cook, and fact-check a video's claims on Wikipedia, all without leaving the TikTok app.
TikTok announced the new feature called "Jump" this week, as well as cooperation with a variety of popular third party websites and apps. The feature can turn a regular TikTok video into everything from a classroom, dance studio, to a news hub.
According to 9To5Mac, the mini-apps will be easy to program using HTML5, a web developing language that is fairly accessible to developers. This means that anyone who wants to combine their existing apps or make one specifically to match their video content can do so, expanding the possibilities for business and services of all types.
You don't need to be a programmer, though, as creators will be able to choose one of the available mini-apps to add to a video.
If TikTok's innovation proves itself as a worthy tool for study, or as a reliable source of information, it could become a modern student's portal for getting information in a bite-sized and interesting way, making textbooks a thing of the past.
Who knows, maybe you'll be able to watch your professor teach on TikTok in three minute increments before working out an equation from within the video. For those of us who have dozed through long, monotone lectures, the ability to swipe up to the next topic would be a welcome relief.
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