It has been a long-standing trend for some Meta users to desire a subscription system to escape ads on Facebook. However, this idea has never materialized. Nevertheless, it seems that TikTok users may be on the brink of getting this system.
Android Authority discovered in the latest app version that there is a string indicating the testing of a monthly payment system to remove ads from the feed. At the same time, some team accounts encountered a pop-up page that prompts “Pick your plan,” offering the current free Standard plan and an ad-free option for $4.99 per month.
However, it is expected that this system is only being randomly tested, as there is no official statement from TikTok and not all Android Authority accounts have received this pop-up.
TLDR: TikTok users may soon have the option to subscribe to an ad-free plan, as evidenced by string discoveries in the latest app version. The system is currently being tested, but no official confirmation has been given by TikTok.