Tiktok has become one of the most interesting and popular social media apps of all time. With it’s 15-second lip-syncing or acting and comedy videos, this app is used by millions of people all over the world.
Users can choose songs or movie dialogues from its database and create videos of themselves and share with people. Users can even collaborate and do duets with any other user by replying to their videos or challenging them.
All these make tiktok extremely fun and justifies as to why it is the most downloaded app worldwide. It even surpassed Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media apps in monthly installs in both Android and iOS app stores.
This app is super fun to use and very easy. However, beginners may find it confusing on how to go about making videos or sharing with others etc.
Here is a short step-by-step tutorial on how to use the app.
Create a tiktok account
Once you have installed the app, the first thing to do is to create a tiktok account or login if you already have an old account on musically or tiktok.
Fill in your username and password and tap on the tick mark to sign in.
Follow other tiktok users
After you have logged in, you will see your tiktok timeline. By default, you will see only the top tiktok account users and trending videos on tiktok.
To follow other users, tap the magnifying glass on the bottom menu of your timeline. Thereafter, you will need to put in the user name of other tiktok users you wish to follow in the search box on top of the menu.
Another way to follow other users, is by discovering tiktok users through hashtags. There are millions of videos that you can watch through hashtags.
Choose the hashtags you are interested in, and you will see tiktok accounts that make videos based on the hashtags. Simply open their profile and tap “follow”.
Create your tiktok post
In order to create your first tiktok post, tap the “plus” sign on the bottom of the screen menu. After this, tap on the “pick a sound” on the top of the screen to choose a background song for your video.
You will be directed to the music’s database, and you can simply select the song you like by tapping on ” shoot with this sound”.
If you wish to select the part where the music should start, click on the “scissors” icon on the top-right of the screen.
You can then slide the music chart to the point you want the music to begin. Save your edited music by tapping on the tick sign.
Start recording your video
Once you have edited your desired music, you can start shooting your video. Choose the play- speed of the video as this will determine how fast you want your audio to be played while recording the video.
Start recording the video by tapping and holding the camera button at the bottom of the screen. You can even record hands-free by tapping on the “stopwatch” icon on the right side of the screen.
Edit your video
Choose the “colored dots” to browse for filters. The “clock” icon on the screen will allow you to add special effects on your video. Tap an effect to preview how it looks like.
Once you are satisfied with the edits, tap “save” on the top-right to save the video.
Post the video
Tap’ Next” in the bottom right corner to move on to the next step. You can add a caption or tag your friends by adding their tiktok user names. You can simultaneously share the video on your other social media apps.
Tap “post” and viola! You have shared your first tiktok post.
Tiktok users can use multiple video effects to make their video more cool and fun. Once you are acquainted with the app, you can easily figure out all the interesting stuff you can do with this app.
Tiktok videos are trending and capturing the whole social media world. You can watch lots of funny and amazing videos through this app. This app is user-friendly and super fun to use.