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Introducing TikTok Sans: TikTok’s new bespoke typeface


Whether it’s in-app or on the web, at TikTok, we strive to inspire creativity and bring joy. Through every new trend discovered, a shared video between friends, or life hacks learned, TikTok’s look and feel provides the backdrop to these unique and entertaining experiences. And as we continue to draw inspiration from the boundless creativity and authenticity of our global community, we’re delighted to introduce TikTok Sans, our new bespoke typeface.

Inspired by creative self-expression

Designed to reflect our diverse community of creators, visionaries, and storytellers, TikTok Sans complements the personality of our platform - from our roots in entertainment to inclusivity and self-expression. Created in collaboration with Grilli Type, a renowned international type foundry, this versatile typeface aims to further enhance creative self-expression.

The TikTok Sans typeface is introduced globally across in-app and brand touchpoints to ensure an optimal and consistent experience across our products and all brand channels.

Building a typeface powered by innovation

TikTok Sans represents our commitment to meaningful innovation as we continuously aim to improve the user experience by optimizing legibility and reading retention, along with providing multi-language font support for our global community.

Among the most notable improvements include:

  • Simplified and distinguished fonts: TikTok Sans letters have bigger openings and clearer strokes, making them much easier to distinguish from one another. Designed with improving the user interface in mind, the new fonts also have slicker and simpler shapes, enabling better recognizability and reliability across languages.
  • Improved readability: Compared to the previous Proxima Nova typeface, TikTok Sans is visually larger and overall line height has been increased to improve readability. A special formula has been introduced to improve letter spacing. These subtle changes significantly improve readability for users and bring more rhythm to the platform experience.
  • Multi-language support: Representing the diversity of our global community, our new typeface supports various languages including English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Indonesian, Turkish, Vietnamese to start, with plans to add more in the future.

Ensuring the safety and security of our community with built-in features

As we remain dedicated to ensuring the safety and security of our community, we have equipped TikTok Sans with built-in accessibility and anti-spoofing features. To protect our users against username spoofing, the fonts provide stylistic alternatives for letters and numbers that can be easily mixed up. Numbers come with equal-width alternatives that all have the same width for easier alignment and less distraction in scenarios like pricing tables or rapidly changing LIVE reaction counts.

At TikTok, we are committed to innovating responsibly to improve the experience of over 1 billion people around the world, who come together on our platform to unleash their creativity, delight in new discoveries, engage in cultural conversation and feel a sense of belonging. The introduction of TikTok Sans is yet another milestone in our journey, as we continue building a special place that continues to evolve along with our global community.

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