According to news, social media consultant Matt Navara shared pictures and videos of the feature. The tool looks similar to the Lensa app from Prisma, but it’s built into TikTok. You might start seeing more AI-made avatars in your feed.
How it works. Navarra says that the tool requires you to upload three to ten images and then choose from two to five styles to create your AI-made photo. It takes some time to generate the photos. Once they are ready, you can either download them or use one as your TikTok avatar.
The examples Navarra provided, Twitter were pretty good and covered a variety of styles. I can see a bunch people using this tool to create creative avatars — just like they did with Lensa.
While generative AI pictures may seem harmless, there is some controversy surrounding them. Artists have complained about Lensa and Midjourney’s AI borrowing from their work too freely. Getty filed a lawsuit earlier this year against Stable Diffusion, claiming that it scraped its data in order to create art.
Although it’s unclear where TikTok will go, if it manages to get its add-ons right and offer functional tools that users are willing to pay for, then it could become another revenue stream for the app.
In this case, it is likely that many TikTok customers are already paying for similar AI-generated tools. Various apps have emerged in the last few months, which offer custom profile images such as this. This seems to be a market segment that TikTok could easily target, and it would also allow the app to launch its AI processes.
The potential of generative AI tools is also a concern for Meta, according to reports. is also reportedly enamored of the potential for generative AI tools. Twitter’s has developed its own ChatGPT-like system under the supervision of chief Elon Musk.
TikTok has already incorporated generative AI into its Effects House Tools. Meanwhile, ByteDance’s parent company is currently experimenting with the text-to video translation through its “MagicVideo” project.
It’s not surprising that TikTok has integrated generative AI into its app. However, it will be interesting to find out if it is part of a subscription package and what other AI features it might include.
TikTok has not announced a date for the release of its AI generative tools. However, they appear to be close to being tested by the public.