In the latest TikTok update, signs suggest that the platform is experimenting with a paid subscription service, allowing subscribers to enjoy an ad-free experience. This development was reported by Android Authority.
Paid Subscription Emerges
TikTok won’t be the first social network to explore the world of paid subscriptions; platforms like Snapchat and social network X already offer similar options. In the latest TikTok version, lines of code hint at the testing of a subscription model. Users will have the choice between the standard, free version with personalized advertising and the “Ad-free” option, priced at $4.99 per month.
As of now, TikTok has not released any official statements regarding this potential change, notes NIXsolutions. It’s likely that only a limited number of users will participate in the program initially, and the subscription cost might evolve over time. Despite the introduction of a paid subscription, content from popular accounts may continue to appear in users’ feeds, ensuring accessibility for all users. The landscape of completely free social networks may soon become increasingly rare, as many platforms explore subscription-based models.