“Amazing, interesting and surprising”
It can be said that these are the 3 words that describe well about TikTok – one of the hottest applications nowadays. Using Facebook or Instagram, you can easily watch videos made on TikTok and then shared on other social networks. This video-sharing app has spread like wildfire online, gradually overtaking every corner of the web and set a lot of record on App Store and Play Store.
What exactly is TikTok?
Like Musical.ly, TikTok is an application primarily used to create 15-second music videos. It is extremely popular with young people and teenagers. TikTok was the world’s most downloaded app in the first quarter of 2019, with a million downloads. It has more than 500 million users globally. So the popularity of this app is not debatable.
TikTok users can make their own short videos on this app, and often like to have music accompany their videos. They record videos of singing, dancing, lip-syncing,… with a short portion of their favorite song. User has freedom in selecting music . On TikTok, you can find other kinds of 15s video. When users complete their recording, they can add interesting effects and filters. Once they have finished creating their video, they can share it on TikTok or on other social networks. Other TikTok users can ‘react’ to videos they see by recording their responses with the original video. They are also likely to use Duet feature if they want to record video with other users.
Most users want to grow their followers on TikTok. So, this app makes it easy for them to share their post on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter through linked accounts.
How to record video on TikTok?
Firstly, you have to download TikTok to your devices by following the link below:
For Android phone: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.android.ugc.trill&hl=vi
For iOS phone: https://apps.apple.com/vn/app/tiktok/id1235601864?l=vi
After you finish downloading TikTok, please allow it to access to your camera and micro.
When you’ve done setting up, select the plus icon in the middle of menu bar. Then, you will go to recording page. There is also a handsfree feature available on the right side of the screen in the shape of a clock. This feature gives you from 1s to 59s to prepare before starting to film your TikTok videos.
The next step is choosing sounds for your TikTok video. There is a “pick soundtrack” option which you can see on the top of your screen. In this option, you can pick the song of your favourite from the wide variety of songs available in the TikTok music collection. Specially, many songs become popular thanks to their appearance on TikTok.
Moreover, TikTok brings users a tool to trim the soundtrack. To do so, you need to click on the scissor icon and trim it according to your preference. There are also video speed options: 0.5x, 1x, 1.5x, 2x and 3x which can help you adjust the speed of your video and soundtrack making it slower or faster. Famous slow-motion videos on TikTok also stem from this feature on TikTok.
In the main interface to record video, you are likely to apply effects, stickers, beauty, filters to improve the look of your video. After choosing effects, you will be able to record anything you like: dancing, lip-syncing,… matching the music you chose above by touching the red button in the middle of the screen. Similarly, touch this button when you want to stop.
Read more: Top 30 TikTok songs need to try now
Can I BLOCK OR REPORT harmful CONTENTS AND USERS?
Yes. As other social network, TikTok allows users to block or report harmful contents and users. Parents always hope that their children never see anything inappropriate online. And, they certainly do not want to see their children encounter bullying on TikTok. Therefore, sometimes they may need to report or block something/ someone to protect their son/ daughter from harmful information. So it’s important to guide your children on how to block and report users on whatever app they use.
If you or your children want to report a specific video, click on the ‘share’ icon in the bottom-left corner of the video, then select Report and follow the on-screen instructions.
In case you want to report a TikTok user, you can do this by going to their profile page and then clicking on the three-dot menu in the top-right corner. An option saying ‘Report’ will come up.
In the recent days, TikTok introduced a new feature that lets users filter comments by using up to 30 words that they can choose themselves. By doing so, users can make sure that no one can post comments under videos using words they find unpleasant or harmful.
Can I have a private account on TikTok?
If you turn on Private Mode on TikTok, strange accounts will not be able to watch all of your videos. To do so, please go to Me from the menu bar. Then, tap the More […] button in the corner. The next step is accessing to “Privacy and Safety” and turn on “Private Account”. When your TikTok account is private, other users cannot follow you without your agreement. You can also adjust other privacy settings such as comments, responses, messages, etc in Safety part.
How to make money on TikTok?
Due to its fast growth and rising popularity, many brands are now realising the potential of TikTok as a marketing channel.Several brands have generated TikTok challenges and contests along with specific hastags to get users to videos related to the brands . Brands make use of TikTok users to promote their TikTok marketing campaigns without investing much money. So, if you are a online seller, you should not miss out a opportunity to make money on this promising market- TikTok.
You can advertise for your products by recording attractive videos on TikTok. People often sell the products such as cosmetics, clothes, food, hand-made things,…on this app. For example, if your product is clothes, you can take part in viral challenges like Look Change Challenge, Don’t Judge Me Challenges using the clothes you sell. As the result, you probably access to the larger number of customers. The more interesting and unique your videos are, the more effective your marketing is.
Note: Remember to add some hastags related to your products in the post caption so that other users can find your account and products easily.
There is another way when you want to make money on TikTok. It is cooperating with brands or shops. However, you need to have a popular TikTok account with a lot of followers. In other words, you work as a TikTok influencer. You will record video advertising for shops or certain products while brands pay to you.
In truth, TikTok is for anyone and everyone. Users of all ages enjoy the app, despite its user base veering heavily in the younger direction. TikTok is a ideal choice for people who like music, dancing, singing, entertaining,… There is no doubt that TikTok will develop more and more in the future. We sure that this app will not mind changing to bring the most satisfying experience to their users.
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