Poll: Do you use TikTok as a search engine?

Tiktok photo album on smartphone

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We have seen some reports in the past few months of young people using TikTok as their preferred search engine for some inquiries. More specifically, it seems that users are increasingly turning to the video platform for searches related to commercial inquiries (such as restaurants), educational programs and more.

With that in mind, we thought we’d ask you if you use TikTok as a search engine. Let us know by taking the survey below, and leave a comment if you’d like to elaborate on your search habits.

Do you use TikTok as a search engine?

130 votes

We can understand why TikTok is becoming more and more popular for searches like restaurants, for example. Food is a staple of visual social media platforms, so it’s a given that you’ll find great places to eat in your area with relevant searches. TikTok’s short video format also seems well suited for tutorials.

In saying that, there are some types of search queries that don’t work well on the platform. These mostly relate to content that is not available on TikTok, such as the edge Notes.

However, searches on platforms other than custom search engines are not a new phenomenon. We have previously seen that YouTube has become a very popular search engine for its videos. newly Android salad The survey also showed that most of the surveyed readers append Reddit to their search results, indicating that Google is not excluding the desired results.