Snapchat officially launched a dedicated site in its app this morning after last month’s music driven showdown with tiktok, allowing users to watch interesting short videos in a vertically scrolling tiktok like feed. The new feature, called spotlight, will showcase the community’s creative work, including videos that are now supported by music, as well as content that other snap users may be interested in. < p > < p > snapchat said that its algorithm will focus on emerging the most attractive snapshots and present them to each user in a personalized way. To do this, it will rank the snapshots in the new feed using a combination of factors, such as how many others find a snap interesting, how long people spend watching it, whether it is collected or shared with friends, and so on. The algorithm also takes into account negative factors, such as if a viewer quickly skips the snap. Over time, the feed will become suitable for individual users based on their own interaction, preferences and collections. This is similar to the system tiktok uses in & quot; for you & quot; feed. < / P > < p > however, on tiktok, only users with a public profile can put their videos on & quot; for you & quot; feed. At the same time, spotlight can record the snapshots of users from private or public accounts. These snapshots can be sent directly to spotlight or published to our story. The company said that snapshots from private accounts would appear without a signature – that is, no name would be attached to the content. Snapchat explained that it would also be impossible to comment on these snapshots or leave a message to the creators. < / P > < p > users over the age of 18 can choose to join the public profile to display their name, which allows them to create a follower. However, although this allows users to reply to the creator directly in private, there is no public comment mechanism on spotlight, which is different from that on tiktok, which gives snapchat a way to avoid the more tedious handling of comments. < / P > < p > however, the spotlight feed itself is restrained. According to the company, all snapshots appearing on the new feed must comply with snapchat’s community guidelines, which prohibit the dissemination of false information (including conspiracy theories), misleading content, hate speech, explicit or blasphemous content, bullying, harassment, violence and other toxic content. Snapshots must also comply with snapchat’s new spotlight guide, terms of service, and spotlight terms. < / P > < p > spotlight guidelines specify what snapchat wants, the format of snapshots, and other rules. For example, they specify that snapshots should be vertical video with sound no more than 60 seconds in length. If possible, they should also include a topic tag and use snapchat’s creative tools such as titles, sounds, shots or gifs, and snapshots must be suitable for audiences over 13 years old.. < / P > < p > snapshots can also only use licensed music from snapchat’s own sounds library and must feature original content, not content forwarded from other parts of the Internet. This may limit accounts that forward web memos, which tend to attract a large number of users on competing platforms, such as instagram and tiktok. In addition, snapshots in spotlight will not disappear from the feed until the creator chooses to delete them. < / P > < p > users who use snapchat on Monday will be reminded to use the new spotlight feature. After that, they will be able to take snapshots as usual and choose whether to send them to friends, stories, snap map, or now to spotlight. IPhone 12 whole family barrel model exposed: it’s a tribute to iPhone 4