Tik Tok is testing the new option that makes it less cluttered
Some TikTok users have started noticing a 'Clear Mode' option, which allows them to watch a video without overlapping options that show things like favorite buttons and comments or other information about the video. Tik Tok confirmed to TechCrunch that it is currently testing the feature, but it is unclear how many people currently have access.
Those in the test group can watch a full video on the entire screen of the phone. Just press the "Clear Mode" button, clicking on the video. The same method can be used to exit this option.
If you are watching a video without comments and other details and go to another video, you will need to enable "Clear Mode" again.