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Tako release date prediction – when could TikTok chatbot launch?

What we know so far about TikTok's latest AI chatbot
Last Updated on May 26, 2023
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Find out what our Tako release date prediction is with this guide. TikTok has already started testing out its new AI chatbot, Tako, with a select group of testers in the Philippines. But, when will our chance come to play around with this new AI addition?

Well, it is not completely clear when TikTok will release Tako to the public. However, some fans have already been granted early access to the chatbot suggesting that Tako could be widely available in a couple of months.

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Tako is set to be the latest addition to the TikTok app. According to developers, Tako is designed to help fans with “search and discovery” on the platform. So what does this mean?

Well, Daniel Buchuk from Watchful Technologies revealed what this chatbot can do in an early access post. According to Buchuk, Tako acts like a personal assistant helping you discover new content on the platform. Or in his own words: “If I’m watching food videos and ask for a recipe, I’ll get related TikTok videos for the recipe, or if I ask for good art exhibitions in Paris, it’ll show videos alongside a list of suggestions in the answer”. This will truly revolutionize the platform making it much easier to find relevant videos.

How to use TikTok’s Tako

From early release screenshots, it seems as though Tako will fit nicely along the right-hand bar on the TikTok interface, just above your profile icon. Thanks to a few users sharing their sneak peeks, it looks as though Tako will embody a ghost. Similar to other AI chatbots, like ChatGPT, you can chat with Tako asking the AI any question on any topic. It should then respond to you in a conversational manner recommending videos that match your prompt.

Final Thoughts

Many fans are anticipating the release of TikTok’s latest addition, Tako. At the moment, Tako is still in its testing phase and unfortunately, the social media giant has not officially announced when this AI chatbot will become widely available.

Funmi joined PC Guide in November 2022, and was a driving force for the site's ChatGPT coverage. She has a wide knowledge of AI apps, gaming and consumer technology.