TikTok is testing the idea of allowing its creators to charge subscriptions for their content, a spokesperson told The Information. Earlier Wednesday, rival Instagram announced it was offering paid subscriptions to a small group of influencers. Currently ByteDance-owned TikTok supports tips, which let fans send creators money through their profiles. Viewers can also react to videos by buying...
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