TikTok goes beyond video with text posts

Eray Eliaçik
Jul 25, 2023

TikTok Text Posts are here! TikTok, the beloved platform that has taken the world by storm with its captivating short-form videos, is back with an exciting surprise for its users! In a move that has left everyone buzzing, TikTok has just unveiled its newest feature: "Text Posts." This game-changing addition empowers users to break free from the traditional video format and unleash their creativity through text, images, and stickers on a blank canvas, akin to the ever-popular Instagram Stories.

In this blog post, we'll dive into the fascinating world of TikTok Text Posts, exploring how this fresh feature is redefining the way we engage with content and uncovering the endless possibilities it offers to content creators and users alike. So get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of TikTok Text Posts as we unravel its potential, tips, and tricks and the exciting ways it's already shaping the TikTok experience. Are you ready to let your words shine and your stories unfold in a whole new way? Let's jump in and discover the magic of Text Posts on TikTok!

TikTok Text Posts: Details

TikTok, the popular short-form video app, has added a new feature that allows users to post text-only content. The new feature, called "Text Posts," allows users to add text, images, and stickers to a blank background, like Instagram Stories. Text Posts can be up to 1000 characters long, and they can be shared with followers just like any other TikTok post.

With Text Posts, TikTok users now have a platform to craft compelling stories using text, images, and stickers, making the app more versatile and engaging

Here are some of the things that you can do with the new TikTok Text Posts feature:

  • Stickers: Add some flair to your post by choosing appropriate stickers that go along with the text.
  • Tags and hashtags: You may add hashtags to your post and tag other accounts, just as you would with a video or photo.
  • Background colors: To make your text stand out, select from many different background colors.
  • Adding sound: Because of their importance to the TikTok experience, the firm made sound effects a standard part of text submissions as well. The music you choose can be played in the background as the reader enjoys your work.
  • Draft and discard: Drafts can be saved with other unpublished posts like videos and photos and edited at a later time or deleted completely.

The addition of Text Posts is seen as a way for TikTok to appeal to a wider audience and to compete with other social media platforms that allow for more text-based content. For example, Twitter is a popular platform for sharing text-based content, and TikTok is hoping to attract some of those users by offering a similar feature.

How to post text on TikTok

To post a text post on TikTok, follow these steps:

  1. Open the TikTok app and tap the "+" icon.
  2. Select the "Text" option from the menu.
  3. Type your text message.
  4. Add images or stickers and more if desired.
  5. Tap the "Post" button.

Here are some tips for writing TikTok text posts:

  • Keep your text short and to the point.
  • Use clear and concise language.
  • Add images or stickers to make your post more visually appealing.
  • Be creative and have fun!
The introduction of Text Posts encourages a wider range of content creators to participate on TikTok, as it appeals to those who may not feel comfortable producing videos

Check out what to do if TikTok not working.


The new TikTok Text Posts feature is an innovative way to share text-based content on TikTok. They offer a great way to express yourself creatively and to connect with other users on the platform. If you're looking for a new way to use TikTok, be sure to check out Text Posts.

Here are some additional tips for writing TikTok text posts:

  • Use humor or wit to make your post stand out.
  • Share personal stories or experiences to connect with your audience.
  • Ask questions to get people engaged in the conversation.
  • Promote your products or services if you're a business.

For more information about TikTok text posts, click here.

Featured image credit: TikTok


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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments (https://www.ghacks.net/chatgpt-gets-schooled-by-princeton-university/#comments). Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If ghacks.net intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this Friend.tech as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/08/23/what-is-friend-tech/] and it appears there but as well here at [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/07/08/how-to-follow-everyone-on-threads/]

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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