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TikTok officially revealed two new integrations for its app on Thursday. Soon you’ll be able to share audio back into TikTok using the new Sound Kit The second thing, your TikTok login will let you into other apps with the Login Kit. Developers can apply to use the new SDKs so the app can distribute even more short-form video app’s in more places, but they may open the company and its users to new privacy concerns.

Login Kit has the same work pattern as Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat, so it’ll not be innovative for you. The aim of this kit is to boost the speed of the logging-in process. TikTok says that other companies that’ll allow you to log in through the Login Kit will also spread TikTok content inside the app. According to the original article from The Verge, TikTok will require you to allow whatever app you’re using to view your public profile and videos so it can work but doesn’t currently extend to the other information TikTok may know about you.

TikTok Login Kit
This is how Login Kit may look. Image credit: theverge.com

It’s for the better when you can log in to another social media account faster. But what to do with unpleasant baggage? For example, Facebook got a portion of critics for the data that the company collects through Facebook Login. It’s one of the sources of information at the center of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. TikTok has also been scrutinized for its surveillance potential and a previous version of the app that accessed users’ clipboards. In regards to Login Kit, TikTok says:

“Similar to other platforms’ SDKs, the only data TikTok can collect through Login Kit is the app’s name and associated events on our platform (i.e. event tracking for logins and authorizations).”

But for TikTok music question is baggage. With Sound Kit, the company can expand its music library without dealing with sues from the big music labels. Sound Kit allows developers to share audio between their apps and TikTok, so if you make a particularly great mix in one app, you can start using it in your videos. To enable audio sharing, developers will have to integrate Login Kit and the accompanying permissions into their apps as well.

Sound Kit
Sound Kit. Image credit: theverge.com

Developers need to apply to use TokTok’s tools, following all the company’s guidelines. But that is for good, so you don’t have to ask the creator for permission or even steal a track. TikTok says the sounds shared through Sound Kit are treated like any other kind of audio on the platform. Audio clips can either be private or publicly shareable, and TikTok says:

“When a sound is shared to TikTok, we scan it for attribution to ensure it is original audio – if it’s identified as professionally generated content we label it as such in the music detail page.”

SDKs like Login Kit and Sound Kit show that TikTok is evolving and from day to day it becomes even greater.

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