Social media platforms are constantly borrowing ideas from each other for the next features to roll out in their apps.
This is the case with the pin comments option that TikTok brought to their platform in 2021. Previously, you could only like, comment and share content, but you couldn't pin it.
If you haven't used the pin option and would like to learn more about it - keep on reading. In this post, we'll explore what pinned means on TikTok and how you can pin content on TikTok.
Pinning on TikTok refers to pinning comments. Just like Instagram and YouTube, TikTok users can now pin comments.
'Pinned comment' is a convenient feature that can have many purposes, such as displaying a creator's favorite comment, emphasizing important information and deterring negative comments which can set the cone for the whole comment section.
Also, a pinned comment can encourage users to give their opinions, increasing user engagement.
The 'pinned comment' appears at the top of the comment area or in the comment summary visible in the feed.
Additionally, a pinned comment has a label above it or next to the author's text saying 'pinned'. Alternatively, it may have a push-pin icon.
The catch is that only creators of videos can pin and unpin comments. When a creator pins a comment, the author of the comment will receive a notification informing them that the creator pinned their comment. However, they won't receive any notification if their comment is unpinned.
Pinning a comment on TikTok is really easy.
It may take several seconds for the pinned comment to rise to the top of the comment section.
Also, bear in mind that only one comment can be pinned at a time.
Another type of content that can be pinned on TikTok is stickers. Users can pin stickers on an object on a TikTok video, which will stay in place and change size based on the movement in the video, states Social Media Today.
To pin a sticker on a TikTok video:
Additionally, if you want the sticker to appear for only a specific amount of time, tap on 'Set Duration' and set the duration of the sticker on the video with the slider bar.