Poll: Do you use TikTok as a search engine?

Tiktok stock photo on smartphone

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We have seen one Couple of reports in recent months on the use of TikTok as their preferred search engine for some searches. More specifically, it seems that users are increasingly turning to the video platform for searches related to business questions (e.g. restaurants), tutorials and more.

So with that in mind, we thought we’d ask you if you use TikTok as a search engine. Let us know by taking the poll below and leave a comment if you’d like to learn more about your search habits.

Do you use TikTok as a search engine?

72 votes

We can understand why TikTok is becoming more and more popular for searches like restaurants, for example. Food is a fixture on visually-driven social media platforms, so it’s a given that with the relevant search, you’ll find great eateries in your area. TikTok’s short video format also seems to be excellent for tutorials.

That said, there are some types of searches that just don’t work well on the platform. These usually relate to content not available on TikTok, such as The edge notes.

However, searches on platforms other than dedicated search engines are not a new phenomenon. We have seen before that YouTube has become a mega-popular search engine for its videos. A recently android authority opinion poll also showed that most polled readers add “Reddit” to their search results, suggesting that Google’s engine isn’t giving the desired results.