TikTok is a short video authoring app famous for its easy editing and lip-syncing features. In 2019, it merged with the Musical.ly app, which offered similar functionality. More than a movie editor, the program also works as a social network.
You can share your creations, follow and interact with other users (also called tiktokers) and participate in a number of challenges. Known as challenges, by the way, they are a growing fever, like #motivationchallenge or #evolutionchallenge.
In August 2019, it became news for becoming the world’s most downloaded app on Android and iOS, according to the expert website Sensor Tower. AppGeek explains everything about TikTok below so you won’t be left out. Check out key features, tips for using and more!
What is TikTok?
TikTok is a free video authoring and sharing app available for android, iOS and Amazon devices. The app offers a range of augmented reality filters and effects, such as those from Snapchat and Instagram Stories.
The user is able to create videos of up to 15 or 60 seconds or use any of the galleries. You can include soundtrack, change speed, and apply beauty filter and more. Once done, you can also change the music, include effects, and insert other augmented reality filters, among other options.
Content can be shared on the app’s social network, which has over 500 million active monthly users. The more original your video, taking on challenges, and using hashtags, the more likely you are to gain followers. And maybe become a successful tiktoker.
Just above this button is a line with the options 0.3 xs, 0.5 xs, 1x, 2 xs and 3 xs. Each indicates the speed at which the movie will be shot. The higher the number, the faster it will be. The 1x indicates the normal speed. It is possible to change the time in the middle of the video recording, as we will explain below.
If you want to use filters that create a kind of “aura” to the image, access the Filters item in the right corner of the screen. Or drag your finger from right to left to view them.
The feature allows you to increase or decrease the volume of the soundtrack or the original sound of the video, if any. The further to the right, the louder the sound.
Did you make any desired edits? Then go to the Next button in the bottom right corner of the screen to share the result with your TikTok friends (and also from other social networks).
Sharing a video on TikTok is not much different from how it is done on other social networks. Write the caption, tag friends, and add the hashtags you want. You can also choose the frame that will illustrate the call in Select Cover.
Below, you can turn off comments, choose who can see your post, and allow them to duet with it. You can also choose to save the post to your mobile album.
If you like, tap on the WhatsApp, Instagram, or Facebook icons to post content simultaneously on these social networks. Only public videos can be shared.
If you don’t think it’s time to publish, you can also save the movie as a draft for viewing or posting later.