TikToker creates an app to find out when couples break up
TikTok is losing its mind over one of the latest videos to go viral.
TikToker Ethan Keizer has created and released a new app he created – an app that monitors couples and notifies him when they break up.
The TikTok featuring his dubious creation has gone completely viral, counting with nearly 4.5 million views in just over a week.
The app determines when couples broke up based on their social media activity.
Look, we’ve all been there. You pester a few of them for months, then all of a sudden they go quiet on the cute posts and comments.
Have they broken up or are they choosing to be more private? Who knows.
For most of us, the mystery ends there. But Keizer needs answers, so he created an app to get those answers.
Keizer created the new app in reaction to a once-popular TikTok sound that read, “Anyone else planning on staying single after their toxic ex, but ended up finding their soulmate?”
He wondered, which of these couples would still be together six months later?
In the video, he says, “Among the top 500 videos, I followed soul mate relationships on Instagram. And what I found is a game changer.
How does the app work?
The app, which Keizer himself wrote and named “Rebound,” can track in real time if people are following each other on Instagram.
If the couple split up and unfollow each other on Instagram, app users will immediately receive a notification.
Any relationship someone wants to track can be “subscribed” on the app, but for Keiser’s test, he tracked the “soulmates” who uploaded top TikToks with the popular sound.
The results don’t exactly restore our faith in true love.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, many couples who declared soul mates didn’t last 24 weeks.
According to Keizer in his TikTok, “nearly 40% of relationships that were soul mates broke up within 24 weeks.”
In the text of his video, he even added: “Moral of the story: you don’t know who your soulmate is until you are 60 years old.
However, the app has an alternative intent beyond just tracking couples, an intent that concerns many people.
By knowing when couples break up, the app is meant to help the user be the “bounce back”.
As you might have guessed by the name of the app, the reasoning behind the code written by Keizer is actually to give its users a chance to reach out to someone they are interested in immediately after they break up. with their partner.
When Keizer received notifications of a recent break in his app, he took to their Instagram DMs and sent them a lovely message.
According to Keizer, “30% of them responded to my DMs.”
Finally, he closes the video by saying, “Not only were most of them not soulmates, but they were already moving on, responding to DMs.”
The comments were full of mixed emotions about this new app.
Some seemed excited, eager to share how they signed up for the app via its shared link.
One commenter even wondered, “Why didn’t they teach me this in computer science?”
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However, while most commenters were at least amused by the idea of the app, several of the most liked comments were also concerned about it.
The top two comments were at least mildly critical of Keizer and its new app, with one urging Keizer to “simply solve world hunger”, and the next pointing out that the app “is most curious”.
Reviewers had a lot of other things to say, but finally the app was created and is even free to sign up.
It seems to show some contempt for privacy, even though it’s all public information that people subscribe to be informed about.
It will be interesting to see how this application plays out; especially with the virality of its video presenting it, the application has probably already been downloaded several times.
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Amanda Hartmann is a writer and editorial intern at YourTango who writes on a variety of topics such as entertainment and current affairs.