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How To Use Tik Tok | Detailed Steps

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How To TikTok: With a massive demand in app stores, the Tik Tok app is gathering more than 700 million users, and as the days keep progressing, the number increases. This application is quite challenging to use for first-timers, so we’ve put together detailed steps on how to use tik tok video app.

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Though a ground for Gen-Z and Millennial, and a place kinging in memes, this excellent application has become something worth investing in. Companies like Google, Coca-cola, Washington Post, etc. are experimenting with video marketing on TikTok.

Instagram is mainly for pictures and videos. Tik Tok is the video version of Instagram.

How To Use Tik Tok

This will be divided into sections

  1. Getting Started With Tik Tok

Step 1: Download TikTok App:

From your application store, Google Play store for Android devices and Apple store for iDevices, search and download the Tik Tok app.

Step 2: Sign Up:

The welcome screen is pretty simple. You can sign up with your Twitter, Facebook, or Gmail account. TikTok also allows you to sign up with your preferred username and password.

Step 3: Set Up Your Profile:

After signing up, Tiktok takes you to your video feed. You could start watching videos or customize your profile.

  1. Tap the profile icon at the lower right of your screen.
  2. Edit or choose a profile photo or video. You should have two or more options here. You either snap or upload from your gallery.
  3. You can edit your username and write your bio. Your bio is a brief introduction of yourself. It’s your choice to make it revealing or not.
  4. TikTok allows you to link your other social media profiles, select any social media service, and link it up.
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  1. Engaging And Interacting In TikTok

Step 1: Access Your Video Feed

Done setting up your profile? Now let’s see what others have posted. If you are here to post, we’ll get to how to upload your content.

  1. Tap the “back” button to go back to your video feed.
  2. At this point, the videos in your feed will be suggestions from TikTok. As you keep interacting with the app, you start getting personalized videos.
 Step 2: Share, Comment, Like

You’ll come across videos or content you’ll love. The least support you can give is by leaving a like, sharing, or dropping a comment.

  1. On the right side of the screen are ways you can interact with the video. The heart-shaped icon is to leave alike.
  2. The speech bubble is to drop a comment.
  3. The forward button is for sharing it. You can share it to other social media or your followers.
Step 3: Checkout Other Video From A User

To see more of a particular User’s posts, follow the instructions below.

  1. While on the video, swipe left from the right and access the user’s profile.
  2. It is like Instagram; click on a post to watch the video.
Step 4: Follow A User

Recall that your video feed isn’t tailored to fit your interest yet, following a user is a step to achieve this.

While Watching A Video; 

  1. Above the heart icon, click the “Plus +” sign to follow the user.

After watching a video; 

  1. Follow the instructions in Step 3 (above) to access a user’s profile.
  2. Click the red “Follow” button. This is visible and easy to locate.

With A TikCode

  1. Scan their TikCode. The Tikcode is a variation of bar codes. It is usually round and automatically directs you to the users’ profile.
  2. To scan a TikCode, go to the search tap.
  3. Click the square box. It is a box with a line in-between.
  4. When the scanner open. Position the TikCode in your camera view. After a while, it automatically starts scanning.
  5. TikTok allows you to upload the Tikcode in a photo or screenshot format. While on the scan page, click “Photos.”
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How To TikTok: A TikCode
Source: YouTube

(Go below to see how to get your Tikcode) 

By Searching – Go below for instructions. 

Step 5: Search For Videos Or Users

Searching for videos; 

  1. While in the video feed, click the magnifying glass or click the second tab.
  2. This takes you to the app’s search section. In the text box, type in brief video descriptions or keywords.

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Search for users;

  1. While in the video feed, click the magnifying glass or click the second tab.
  2. From the search box, type in a user’s name or username.
  3. Click on the “User” tap to see possible users.
Step 6: How To Get Your TikCode And Scan TikCodes
  1. Tap the profile icon at the lower right of your screen.
  2. From the top-right, tap the box icon with four squares.

 

  1. Working With Video, Effects And Posting On TikTok

Step 1: Take Your Shot And Pick Special Effects
  1. From your home screen, select the center tab to start the camera mode (Plus button). It usually launches the rear camera.
  2. To use the front camera, tap the flip switch at the top right.

TikTok Special Effects

At the right side of your screen are the following effects

Filters: This changes your camera’s color filter.

Timer: This sets an auto-record countdown. With this effect, you can record hands-free.

Beauty: TikTok creates an AR filter that hides blemish and smoothens your skin.

Speed: You can record in slow or fast motion.

Flash: If your front camera has a flash led, it comes on.

Step 2: Accessing More Effects On TikTok

TikTok allows you to add effects to a prerecorded video or during recording

Add Effects While Recording 
  1. From your home screen, select the center tab to start the camera mode (Plus button).
  2. From the bottom left-hand corner, tap. “Effects”
  3. From all the options available, pick any effect of your choice.
  4. Start recording your video by tapping the record button.
  5. Tab the red checkmark ☑️ at the lower right to save your video.
  6. Tap on “Next” then “Post” to upload your video.
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Add Effects to Prerecorded Videos
  1. Tap the video camera or “Plus +” icon. The recording screen comes up.
  2. Tap “Upload.” This is usually at the lower right of your screen. It shows a thumbnail of your last gallery file. To add more than one video, tap “Multiple.”
  3. TikTok shows a preview of the video, tap on “Next,” From the top right corner.
  4. At the left lower section of your screen, tap “Editing Effects,” Tik Tok now shows a preview of your video at the top of your screen
  5. Select any effect and implement it by tapping and holding on it while the video plays. Most times.
  6. Tap on “Save.” To save your edit.
  7. Tap on “Next” then “Post” fill in your post details.

Conclusion

TikTok is here to stay. It’s a way to kill boredom and participate in the fun today. This guide has shown you how to use Tik Tok. We started with where to get the TikTok app from, how to sign up, and set up your profile.

I went further to show you how to edit and add effects while recording and prerecorded videos. We hope you enjoyed the article.

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