A social network came up to hit the front with Instagram! Tik Tok is an application for creating short videos and is increasingly popular with young people. Formerly called musical.ly, the app focuses on fun and authentic content.
The success has been so much that Instagram has agreed with several record companies to have its own collection and allow its users to put songs in the Stories.
It even looks like Dollify, which dominated social media in recent weeks.
I had heard of the new social network-which promises to be among the most used in the world soon but never had the opportunity to exploit it?
So keep reading the article to learn 9 things you need to know about Tik Tok!
1. Everything happens in only two screens
One of the decisions that made Tik Tok so popular is its dynamism, which borders the chaotic. This means that everything happens in only two screens. You can comment, download videos, mute inconvenient users, and even block a user by tapping a few icons.
The second screen exists only to check the profile of the creator you are watching. Even the feed has only two separations: recommendations made by the app based on what is popular and the type of content it consumes or users it is following.
2. You can download (almost) all videos
Unlike other social media like Instagram itself, it is perfectly possible to download videos that you liked or those you published in the app.
To do this, just touch the Share button:
Then click the Download Video button;
3. Turn videos into GIFs
One of the cool things about Tik Tok is that you can turn your videos into GIFs. The process is also simple: just tap Share again and this time chooses the Share as GIF button.
Tip: Just slide the bar to the right to find the option.
4. Turn videos into wallpapers
Another interesting option for those who like to download videos is that they can also turn them into wallpapers for your cell phone. Again, touch the Share button.
Before moving on to the next step, it is important to mention that the process is different for Android and iPhone users. If you use Tik Tok on the iPhone, just select the Live Photo button and go to the gallery to put the wallpaper on the home screen of your phone.
Already Android users need to install a plugin created by the app team itself. Click the link to download the application.
After installing, return to Tik Tok and do the process mentioned above. Then touch the Set Background button.
5. Discovering the Music of a Video
One of the coolest features of Tik Tok is being able to know which song is playing in one of your videos. Just like everything in the app, this is pretty simple to do.Tap the button in the form of a vinyl record.
You’ll see the name of the song and the band you play, as well as a video gallery with that same song. If you liked the song and want to use it in a future video, just click on the Favorbutton ;
6. How to make duets
Want to make an alternate version of a video or meet one of the community’s challenges? Then know the Duets button. When triggered, you will split the screen with the original video, and you can make some kind of interaction.
For example, you can imitate the style or create a kind of parody. Just like everything in the app, put your creativity and spontaneity to work!
To use the duets, simply return to the Share button. Then find the Duets option. From there, you simply record and publish the video.
And since we’re talking about community challenges …
7. What are Community Challenges?
One of the best ways to generate interactions in Tik Tok. Like Instagram hashtags, the hashtags of this app have been made to make it easier for users to find specific content.
Community Challenges use these hashtags so you know what the challenge is. By posting using the corresponding term, you increase your chances of being found by other users who are seeing how they are fulfilling a particular challenge.
To find the challenges that are happening, touch the magnifying glass button.
Then slide the screen until you find a hashtag with the word challenge.
Many challenges are sponsored and made by brands, but some of them are owned by the community.
8. You can not use Tik Tok as a music app.
Despite your collection, you can not use the app as a way to listen to music online. Songs stored in the app are not complete but are provided by short snippets used for video dubbing.
But do not be disappointed! Check out this article with some websites and apps to discover and listen to new music!
9. You can receive donations by making lives
Receiving donations by making live broadcasts is something well known to fans of online games who broadcast their matches on streaming services like Twitch.
But if you’re not a fan of games, Tik Tok is the ideal solution for you to make live content and make money from it.
The donations are made through Tik Tok Coins, bought with real money and can be exchanged directly from the platform. On the other hand, not all users can still make lives on the platform.
Even so, do not get discouraged. Start creating content and build a fan base to get future viewers into your lives as soon as they are released to you!
How do you like Tik Tok?
Mixing up service functions like Spotify and Instagram and Snapchat themselves, Tik Tok is a lightweight way to have fun and avoid the famous “crap” in more established social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
If you need help, have doubts or concerns, do not hesitate to leave a comment in the comment box below and we will try to help you as soon as possible!