TikTok releases update with support for widgets in iOS 14

TikTok logo
TikTok logo (Image credit: TikTok)

What you need to know

  • TikTok has released an update for its popular iPhone app.
  • The update includes support for widgets in iOS 14.
  • The widgets let you check out trending content from your home screen.

Reported by 9to5Mac, TikTok is the latest app to jump on board with widgets on the iOS 14 home screen. The company released an update to the app today, adding support for three different kinds of widgets.

The small widget shows the most popular sound that is currently trending on the platform, and tapping on the widget will take you into TikTok to watch videos currently using that sound.

The TikTok widgets are designed to promote sounds, videos, and hashtags that are currently trending. The small widget shows the trending sound alongside how many views videos using the sound have received. You can tap on the widget to jump directly to the trending content's page in the TikTok app.

They have also made medium and large widgets that, in addition to trending sounds, show previews

The medium TikTok widget shows the same information about the trending content, alongside four small icons that serve as previews of associated videos. Finally, the large TikTok widget shows the trending content alongside three larger video previews.

Tik Tok Large Widget

Tik Tok Large Widget (Image credit: Joe Wituschek / iMore)

You can download TikTok from the App Store for free now.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.