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What does Connected to You mean on TikTok?

Published: 12/Jun/2020 16:26

by Jacob Hale

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TikTok users have started to notice a symbol popping up for certain videos that simply says ‘Connected to You’ – but what does it actually mean?

While TikTok is still a relatively fresh app to the wider world, there are certain facets of the app that people simply don’t understand, whether they’ve been using it since launch or are new to the platform.

One of these is the ‘Connected to You’ symbol that occasionally pops up on certain videos, and while many choose to just ignore it, it’s definitely raised some questions from various users.

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This TikTok feature has been quite divisive among users.

There’s a lot of terminology unique to the platform that isn’t immediately obvious, such as comparisons between ‘Alt’ and ‘Straight’ Tiktok, but Connected to You is much more simple to understand.

What is Connected to You on TikTok?

It essentially means that you know the person in one way or another – here’s how it finds out.

If someone’s video has the ‘Connected to You’ symbol planted in the bottom left corner of the screen, it most likely means that you have that person’s number saved in your device, or vice versa.

It seems to be an effort from the platform to bring people together and help keep up to date with what your friends are doing on TikTok, but some users are complaining about it as it ruins their anonymity on the app, or because they simply have no connection to the user in question.

The rollout of the connected to you feature seems to have been a slow one, but more and more people are now seeing it pop up, so it seems as though it will be a permanent fixture on the app going forward.

‘Connected to You’ allegedly only appears for users who have linked their phone number to their TikTok account, so if you haven’t already, it’s likely you won’t see the feature at all, especially as it hasn’t yet rolled out globally at the time of writing.

Obviously, if you don’t have your phone number connected to the app, you have nothing to worry about, but you might want to consider unlinking your number altogether if this is going to be a major concern for you.

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Dixie D’Amelio explains hilarious reason she unfollowed Noah Beck after breakup rumors

Published: 22/Jan/2021 19:36

by Virginia Glaze

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Dixie D’Amelio and Noah Beck are one of TikTok’s most popular couples — but fans were distraught after the two seemed to unfollow each other on social media, sparking breakup rumors.

Dixie and Noah have long been an item in the TikTok fandom; after parting ways with Griffin Johnson amid allegations of cheating last year, Dixie began spending quite a lot of time with Noah, leading fans to suspect they were secretly dating.

After quite some time of claiming they were merely “besties,” Noah officially revealed he and Dixie were dating in October 2020, and the two seemed to be going strong all this time — until January.

On January 22, eagle-eyed fans noticed that Dixie had unfollowed Noah on Instagram, sparking rumors that the two lovebirds had called it quits over undisclosed drama.

Fans were quick to notice that Dixie unfollowed Noah Beck on Instagram.
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Fans were quick to notice that Dixie unfollowed Noah Beck on Instagram.

The situation became even more confusing after Dixie re-followed Noah a short time later, leaving fans completely befuddled and curious as to what prompted the social media distancing.

Luckily, it doesn’t seem to be related to relationship issues, at all; instead, Dixie laughingly explained that she’d had a classic case of salt after losing a game against her boyfriend and decided to unfollow him in an elaborate joke.

“BAHAHAHAHA! I lost in a game and was being a sore loser, but forgot to re-follow him, lol!” Dixie wrote in an Instagram comment responding to fan speculation.

Dixie D'Amelio explains why she unfollowed Noah Beck on Instagram.

However, it seems that Noah and Dixie did get into a real argument some time beforehand, with Dixie admitting in an unreleased portion of her ‘2 Chix’ podcast on January 21 that she had deleted all her Instagram stories with Noah as a result of their spat.

“Noah and I got into an argument this morning, and I deleted the stories that I had of me and him together and unliked his photo,” she explained. “And all the Doah fan pages freaked out, and were like, ‘What is happening?’ ‘No way!’”

 

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At the time, Dixie admitted that she and Noah weren’t talking to each other — but it seems that the two are back on good terms, allowing die-hard Doah fans to breathe a sigh of relief.