TikTok moves to create generative-AI avatars

TikTok wants to transform you into an AI-generated avatar.

Together with

The Future. Social media consultant Matt Navarra showed off a new TikTok tool that allows users to create AI-generated headshots on the platform. Coupled with TikTok’s text-to-image background generator, the platform may soon make it possible for users to make videos of themselves without ever having to physically step in frame.

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TikTok wants to transform you into an AI-generated avatar.

  • Users can upload three to ten photos and then pick two to five styles they want their images to mimic.
  • The tool then generates a suite of photos that can be set as your profile picture or posted as a TikTok story.
  • After a short period of time, TikTok will allegedly delete the original uploaded photos from its system — something that Lensa and other AI have faced criticism for not doing.

The feature is still in its experimentation phase, according to TikTok, and is only available in select regions. 

But considering the popularity of Lensa (a paid app), this will likely be extremely popular when it does roll out more widely.

David Vendrell

Born and raised a stone’s-throw away from the Everglades, David left the Florida swamp for the California desert. Over-caffeinated, he stares at his computer too long either writing the TFP newsletter or screenplays. He is repped by Anonymous Content.


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