TikTok Tako - what is it and how to use the chatbot?

An image of the logo of TikTok Tako

An image of the logo of TikTok Tako

ByteDance has silently dropped TikTok Tako, an AI chatbot, onto its short-form video platform, leaving users pleasantly surprised. With curiosity piqued, many are eager to understand what it is and how to use it.

Snapchat has My AI. Facebook and Instagram have integrated Meta AI into their platforms. Now, TikTok, the popular social media platform known for its creative and engaging content, has embraced the AI chatbot trend by introducing Tako.

In this article, we will dive deep into understanding what TikTok Tako is all about and provide you with a walkthrough on how to make the most of this exciting feature.

What is TikTok Tako?

Tako is an AI-driven chatbot integrated into TikTok solely dedicated to improving your TikTok experience by aiding in "search and discovery."

The social media platform announced the development of Tako in May 2023, conducting beta testing of the model with select users in the Philippines. It has since expanded its availability to additional regions, including the US.

The specific language model used by Tako remains undisclosed; nevertheless, according to Tech Crunch, TikTok has collaborated with an undisclosed third-party AI provider, indicating that it is not based on ChatGPT or Google's LaMDa.

How to use TikTok Tako

To use TikTok Tako, simply head to your DMs section, where you'll discover the chatbot. Just tap on it to initiate a conversation.

As per numerous user reports, currently, it seems TikTok Tako is not working as it should. TikTokers share on Twitter that they are unable to open the chat, rendering it impossible to interact with the chatbot at this time.

After gaining access to the chatbot, you'll have the ability to ask questions about improving your TikTok content, as demonstrated in this post. The chatbot can likely provide information such as the best time to post on TikTok, as well as details about TikTok emoji codes.

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