A steady convergence of social media platforms continues unabated with news that TikTok has become the latest provider to ape Snapchat’s popular ‘Stories’ feature.

This bout of corporate mimicry has seen Snapchat’s killer app first copied by Instagram, and it will now make its debut on the video-sharing site under the name TikTok Stories.

TikTok is trialing functionality that bears more than a passing resemblance to its Snapchat namesake, as selected users who are presented with a new slide-over sidebar can view stories posted by followed accounts for a 24-hour window before automatic deletion.