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TikTok Tests ‘Clear Mode’ For Distraction-Free Watching

Select users in the minimal trial can remove captions and buttons to declutter the screen.

TikTok is screening “Clear Mode” for distraction-free watching. When triggered, the function—found by users and highlighted by social networks expert Matt Navarra(Opens in a new window)—gets rid of usernames, captions, audio details, and buttons that can mess the screen.

TikTok validated to TechCrunch(Opens in a brand-new window) that the trial is presently in minimal screening with choose users, who can access the alternative by tapping and holding the app screen. Try to find “Clear Mode” under the “Add to Favorites” menu button, and click to activate a more peaceful watching experience.

There’s no word on when—or if—Clear Mode will present more extensively; TikTok did not right away react to PCMag’s ask for remark.

It would likely be a welcome addition for users who can feel overloaded by visual stimuli, in addition to those who just choose a more structured experience as they scroll. As TechCrunch mentioned, it might likewise show convenient in scenarios when a username or caption covers fundamental parts of the video. Folks may even stop asking developers to re-upload a cropped clip they can quickly screenshot without icons blocking the view.

Clear Mode begins the heels of TikTok’s brand-new Live Membership invite-only beta test, which released last month to offer developers another opportunity for generating income from material by providing fan benefits like subscription badges, custom-made emotes, and unique chat.

The social media network has actually been checking a variety of quality-of-life enhancements just recently, consisting of a dislike button, a method to discover clips formerly scrolled previous or lost in a page refresh, and the capability for developers to straight tag, discuss, and credit videos.

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