The first steps that will turn you into a popular and rich tiktoker.
Tik Tok today is a popular social platform for creating and sharing short videos. Not everyone knows how to use the application. We will advise!
When creating a 15 second clip, various options are available to the user, for example:
- You can choose any music composition from hundreds of thousands for free and personalize the video.
- Tons of virtual stickers.
- Video playback speed control (Fast – fast, Slowmo – slow motion).
Popular features are “Reaction” and “Duet”.
Creating your own “viral” clips is
fun. It will also be interesting to see the creations of other talented
users. You can like the videos you like, share with
friends, leave a comment.
Reading time: 12 minutes.
- The first and important steps to work in the application
- Navigating the bottom toolbarHome
- Right panel of 5 iconsTiktoker profile Likes
- Video Processing PanelCamera
Clip recording speed
Timer Clip timer
and night mode
- Bottom panelTools and effects
Recording a clip
Delete clip and undo effects
- Top panelAdd audio to video
Finish clip recording
- About the application
- Answers on questions
- How to use the Tik Tok app
- Customization and Toolbar
- Add/Record clip
- Search for users and friends
- Icon navigation in user clips
- Profile or circle with an avatar
- Comments/ Speech Bubble
- Share _
- Additional functions
- Video recording and processing toolbar
- More about the right panel of available tools:
- Video recording speed
- beauty effect
- Filters and effects
- Night mode and recording time
- Bottom panel
- Top panel
- Add Music
- About the application
- Answers on questions
to use the Tik Tok app
To fully use the application, you will need to download it on your PC, iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android devices. Create an account and come up with a cool and catchy nickname. Account registration is carried out via phone, e-mail or in one of the social networks:
It is allowed to use the application without registration. This limits the possibilities. Viewing other people’s clips is available and no more. Activation will open all possible actions to create a video.
Customization and Toolbar
After passing through the stages of creating a new profile, the system will first of all show the recommended clips to the user. These are videos with a lot of views.
To move to other video clips from the feed, you need to swipe up (device in a vertical position). This position is considered standard for shooting video clips.
Advice. For those who have downloaded the application for the first time on a mobile device or PC, first watch popular videos as an example.
On the left is the Subscriptions tab. It displays your selected videos as the best and subscriptions to popular accounts.
The main application icons are located at the bottom of the screen. Looking from left to right:
Or as they call it the Home Page. Video clips from Subscription and Recommended are displayed here. When not making a video, you can enjoy the work of other tiktokers.
By clicking on the magnifying glass icon, a separate window opens, where videos with the number of views over 1000 are posted. The information is distributed in a collection by hashtags. For example: #stoppause, #dnktest, #idealife. In the same window, above, the usual search line is placed for music, clips and users.
An icon in the form of a plus sign or a cross “+” . It is located in the central part of the panel. The main purpose is to add a video from your own gallery or by recording a new clip. You can shoot with or without effects.
Create or add a video
To the right is a square icon that looks like a message icon. The application is listed as Notifications. For private correspondence between Tik Tok users.
The little man in the lower right corner with the letter “I” indicates your account. The personal data of the user is registered here, which are changed as necessary (nickname, photo and clip for the avatar, a brief description).
At the top right are two small icons:
- A square of four small squares. Shows the QR code of your account. This feature will also help you find a user by their QR code.
- Three dots – setting parameters:
Account QR code
In the Account section , you can change: nickname, phone number, description, TikCode, password. Resolve issues of confidentiality, filtering incoming and outgoing information. Here is the owner’s e-wallet and a link to the profile.
The General section helps you set up Push Notifications (messages about new fans, likes and comments on clips). Enables and disables safe mode. Temporary restrictions on the use of the program by minors and blocking of content marked 18+ are set.
Live Photo acts as a repository of created clips. In the general settings, the application language is switched.
The Documents section contains:
- support Center
Online, you can report a problem and get quick help.
Search for users and friends
In the upper right corner of the account there is an icon in the form of a man with a plus sign. By clicking on it, a window will open with the proposed options for finding friends:
Search for friends
- By QR code (in the upper right corner, a square separated by a dash).
- Invite friends.
- In phone contacts.
- Through Facebook.
- Search string by nickname.
User and friend search options
Icon navigation in user clips
Each viewed clip has a panel of 5 icons on the right side of the screen. Let’s look at each one from top to bottom.
Right panel of icons in videos
Profile or circle with an avatar
Will lead to the profile of the tiktoker who posted the video. Nickname hidden.
The following information is also posted here:
- the number of subscriptions, subscribers and likes for copyright videos;
- a short description of the page or a nickname from Instagram;
- already finished and published clips;
- likes on the work of other authors.
By clicking on the plus sign in the red circle, you automatically become a subscriber and can track account information. To opt out of updates, go to the Subscriptions section. Find the desired profile and go to it. Click on the icon in the form of a man with a check mark.
Likes are just as popular on Tik Tok as on Instagram, Facebook, Vkontakte and Odnoklassniki. The heart is the hope of every author, to receive recognition and encouragement from other users of the application. The heart icon is located below the profile icon.
Hooked some video, click on the heart. It will turn pink and the number of likes will change. This is the fastest way to express sympathy and admiration for the work.
Comments/ Speech Bubble
By clicking on the icon in the form of a speech bubble (callout), a window with comments will appear below.
The total number of comments, likes and nickname of the user who left the review is indicated. Short reviews can be both positive and negative (without censorship and discrimination).
The author of the video can limit commenting or prohibit it altogether.
Comments are forbidden
The functions of the “heart” and comments are clear. A curved arrow pointing to the right, when clicked, opens the user to the following options:
- sharing Tik Tok vids, through other social applications or a message with a link;
- create a Duet or Reaction to a clip;
- save the video file;
- share in GIF format;
- put in favorites.
Distribution of the video is allowed after the creation of the Duet or the Reaction to it. The author has rightly blocked these actions, and then it will not work to share the video.
Video sharing options
In the lower right corner there is an icon for playing a music track in the form of a disc. Touching it will open a window where the name of the track and the clips using the same excerpt from the song are indicated.
Users are offered:
- a wide selection of musical compositions;
- cutting phrases, dialogues from feature films and serials.
This makes creating a 15 second video a simple and fun experience. You can even choose your favorite tracks from the film by downloading them from your device.
The name of the audio and clips in which it is used
When viewing one of the works, you can press the screen and hold for 2 seconds, an auxiliary menu will open with the following options:
- save the clip to a memory card;
- placement in favorites;
- mark “Not interested” (the system will not show such videos in the future).
Video recording and processing toolbar
To record a cool clip, it is not enough to direct it and turn on the REC mode. The viewer yearns for something new and spectacular. To do this, the application provides a number of tools. Using them, you will get unique and “viral” content.
To record a video in 15 seconds, you need:
- log in
- click on the cross in the center of the toolbar
A window with many functions will open. The main thing is to press the red button (now you don’t need to hold it, as it was in previous versions). After 15 seconds, press the red button again. The recording will stop.
Prior to filming, a number of changes to the appearance or environment of the “actor” can be established.
More about the right panel of available tools:
Right toolbar in video recording mode
The function to change the type of camera that will record. It can be a front or main camera.
If desired, at the time of recording, you can change the camera. It won’t show up in the final result.
Video recording speed
The option changes the recording speed of the clip. It can be slow motion or fast motion. Modes:
- 1x – very slow
- 5x – slow
- 1x – normal
- 2x – faster
- 3x – very fast
The scale is located at the bottom of the screen. Additionally, the background melody in the clip is separately slowed down or accelerated.
Image irregularities are retouched, sharpness and blurriness are automatically adjusted.
The difference is not noticeable under artificial lighting. Daytime sunlight shows all the imperfections of the camera, which are corrected by this option.
Filters and effects
By clicking on three circles (turquoise, yellow, pink), the user opens a window with 36 filters and 3 adjustable effects.
Tik Tok Filters
The effect is Tik Tok
The icon in the form of a stopwatch, like a physical education teacher, allows the author to determine the time of the future clip. Shooting will stop automatically at the specified location.
The playback time may be less than 15 seconds.
Tik Tok Clip Play Timer
Night mode and recording time
By clicking on the three dots (the last icon in the right panel), you can activate the night mode.
Everyone is interested in the question of how to increase the recording time of the video.
The answer lies in these 3 points. By clicking on them, a camera icon with the number 15 will appear in the upper right corner. By tapping on it, you can increase the time from 15s to 60s and vice versa to decrease it.
Shoot on Tik Tok 15 seconds Shoot on Tik Tok 60 seconds
Here is the effects library:
Icon for selecting effects
- in trend
- for cats and dogs
Having chosen one from the list, you need to bring a smartphone or tablet with a directed camera to an object (person or animal). The picture on the display will change according to the selected filter.
The big red circle is the record button. In REC mode, it is a red ring. Click it again to finish.
Shooting mode indicator
The icon in the form of a pencil with an X will delete the recorded video or cancel filters and effects.
Cancel applied effects and delete the entire video
A square with a picture inside indicates the loading of an additional video for a duet or picture.
Icon for downloading additional content for the video
The note at the top of the window indicates the addition of musical accompaniment. Tracks are taken from the application library or the gadget’s memory card.
At the top of the screen is an icon for adding audio to a clip.
Loading a track by music style
Loading a track from favorites
X closes the shooting mode and takes you to the main page for recommended clips.
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About the application
About an hour after downloading Tik Tok, the popular video recording and sharing app, you will experience a strange sensation that you have not felt on the Internet for a long time. The knot in the chest will loosen. Helium seems to be injected into the head, and the corners of the mouth crawl up in a smile.
Tik Tok is a quirky Snapchat hybrid, a refreshing outlier in the social media universe. No ads, no news. There are several Instagram models, challenges, duets, comic clips, and a distinct lack of crazy ones.
You will feel comfortable with this application. You won’t: wade through the unholy mess of Twitter spammers. There will be no Instagram scammers, YouTube fascist teenagers, and baby boomers whose brains have been turned into pudding by Facebook memes.
Tik Tok has none of that. This is a rare and pure product created on the internet. A place where people can relax online security, act stupid with their friends, and watch the fruits of human creativity without being angered by offensive trolls or algorithmically enhanced misinformation.
It’s a throwback to the days before the commercialization of the internet’s influence, when web culture consisted mostly of harmless weirdos trying to make each other laugh.
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Answers on questions
Question: How to determine the date of creation of a video in Tik Tok?
Answer: Unfortunately, you cannot find this information. You can look at the first comments to get closer to when the clip was created.
Question: How to insert multiple songs in one Tik Tok video?
Answer: You must use a special application to mix several tracks into one.
Question: What should I do if the stickers option is missing? How to add stickers option?
Make sure your version of Tik Tok is up to date. Go to the App Store or Play Store and select “Update.” Then you will be able to add stickers to the clip.
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