How to use TikTok: 10 Tips for the beginner

“Oh, this is the most amazing app I have ever tried!”

” I reget not playing TikTok ealier!”

These are two of many comments appreciating TikTok from user community. It can be said that TikTok has become more and more popular nowadays. This app brings users a helpful tool to entertain and share their happy, fun or unforgetable moments. After watching a few TikTok videos, we are sure that you won’t want to stop.

How to use TikTok: 10 Tips for the beginner

You want  to experience this interesting app but you do not how to start. If so, you’ll be glad you found this guide. Our article includes 10 Tips for the beginners to start using TikTok which will help you become well-informed about TikTok features, hidden tools, and general tips and tricks.

1. Turn on Private Mode

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”.

How to use TikTok: 10 Tips for the beginner


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.

2. Download video on TikTok to your devices

Tik Tok allows you to directly download other people’s videos which are your favourite. However, regardless of the open policy of Tik Tok, you should pay attention to the privacy of other users and do not abuse downloading TikTok videos for any illegal purpose.

If you want to download certain videos on TikTok to watch later or share to other social networking sites like Youtube, Facebook, …, you should follow 3 steps

1. Open TikTok application. Then, watch and find videos you are interested in.

2. Tap the Share button on the right of the video. You can see this only when the creator allows saving.

3. Finally, you select “Save”. Normally, each video on TikTok only lasts 15 seconds or 60 seconds, so the download is very fast and easy.

Waiting for some minutes, you will receive a notice of successfully downloading.  To see your downloaded video, you can go to Library on your phone. A list of Tik Tok videos that you download will appear and you can freely see even when there is no Internet connection.

3. Create GIF from TikTok videos

GIFS (animated images) are an interesting and hot trend on social networks used by young people to express emotions instead of icons.

When you find a TikTok video you like, why not turn it into a GIF to use later? Click on the video you want to create as a GIF image, then select the arrow icon on the right side of the screen. You will see a lot of sharing options, including the “Share as GIF”. Then, choose it and you will go to different TikTok page to adjust the length of your GIF.

Nowadays, GIF is more and more popular on TikTok because of its ability to express movement, convey emotions better than normal images. Moreover, it also create lively and interesting reaction between TikTok user community.

4. Set Timer for recording TikTok videos

When you record videos on TikTok by yourseft, sometimes you need a few minutes before staring to prepare, right? TikTok “Timer” mode will solve your problem in this case.

To set a timer, select the plus icon at the bottom of the screen to start recording video on TikTok. However, instead of pressing the red button, click on the Timer on the right of the screen to select the time countdown before starting to film. You can use a slider to adjust the time length you need between 1s and 59s.

How to use TikTok: 10 Tips for the beginner

5. Upload videos from Library of your devices to TikTok

You have just created  great videos using video editing apps on Android, iOS or your phone camera and want to upload to TikTok. Fortunately, TikTok allows users to upload videos from Library of their devices.

To do this action, touch the plus icon at the bottom of main screen. When you go to a page to record video on TikTok, click  Upload button which you can see  in the bottom right corner of the screen. After that, your phone library will be opened for you to select the videos you want to upload. If you want to upload multiple videos, select Multiple. You are also likely to edit the video length as well as adding text, effects and filters.

How to use TikTok: 10 Tips for the beginner

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6. Finding TikTok users by ID

The first step is going to the ID you want to search clicking on the profile picture. Then, copy this person’s ID. If you see on the screen the message “Copied”, this means your operation is complete.

After having Tik Tok ID of the person you want to follow, you return to the main screen of TikTok and click on Discover. Here, you will see the Search bar, click it and paste the ID into the “Searching user” section.

Then, the TikTok system will start helping you find TikTok users by ID. And after a few seconds you will receive the results that show exactly who you are looking for. Now, you can follow them to update all their video posts.

8. Recording TikTok videos

The first step is go to Upload from the menu bar. Then, select the length of TikTok videos you want to record: 60 seconds or 15 seconds. You can even choose a photo template to record with. It is also possible for you to apply TikTok effects to improve the look of your video.

How to use TikTok: 10 Tips for the beginner

When everything is ready, tap and hold the Record button to continuously shoot your video.Quickly tap it again when you want to stop. You can also quickly tap it to start and stop recording with no continuous shooting. After your video finishes recording, use TikTok tools to edit as you like.

9. Change speed of your TikTok video

When making a TikTok video, use the slider at the bottom of the Camera screen to record at 0.5x, 1x, 2x, or 3x speed. 1x is the normal speed and when you want to film Slow Motion video, you can choose 0.5x speed. Another way to have TikTok Slow Motion video is  go to Effects > Time > Slow Motion. You can follow the detailed instruction below:

  1. Go to Upload
  2. Select a speed at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Click on the record button to start filming.
  4. You can hit CheckMark to go to preview screen where you can choose Effects to add a slow-mo effect.
  5. Tap Next when your video is complete and you will be able to post it on TikTok.

10. Delete your TikTok videos

When you post one TikTok videos that you do not complete by chance or you don’t like one of videos you shared, you can delete it by some simple steps.

Firstly, you need to go to your profile and select the video you want to delete. Secondly, choose Menu on the right of the screen to display the TikTok menu. Finally, select Delete to complete this process.How to use TikTok: 10 Tips for the beginner

In summary, there is nothing preventing you from having interesting videos with TikTok. TikTok is a useful means of entertainment for everyone. We hope that you will have rexing time with this app!

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