Here you will learn how to make a video and publish it using the TikTok app. TikTok is a very popular social media app for short videos and when you create a video you have the choice of making it either up to 15 seconds or up to 60 seconds.
Create your TikTok account
You will first need to download TikTok for your ios or your device Android. After installing the app, you will need to create an account for free. You will receive a number of invitation to do so in the app. It is possible to create an account using your existing Instagram, Facebook or Twitter accounts or with an email. It is possible to create a new TikTok account using your mobile phone number as well.
You will need to verify your new account, and then you can change your profile name. The app will verify that the name you choose is unique.
Watch TikTok Videos
After creating your account, you will see the page for viewing the videos. If you really like a particular video, you can tap on the heart icon, which is like giving a "like" on other platforms. You also have the option to leave comments if you wish. There is also a “share” feature which allows you to send the video to other social media platforms.
On the left of the video, you will see an icon for the profile of the video creator. Tap on this icon and you will see his profile page appear. Once here, you can choose to follow this profile so that you can see their future videos.
The TikTok menu bar
The TikTok menu bar is located at the bottom of the screen. You will see 5 icons on the menu bar. The first is shaped like a house and when you tap it, you refresh your 'For You' page which uses AI technology to present you with recommended videos to watch based on your history with the app.
Then in the menu bar you will find the magnifying glass which allows you to access the search function. It allows you to search for content from a specific TikTok user, by keyword or hashtag. The next icon on the menu bar is a “+” that you can use to upload your own video creations.
The last two icons on the menu bar are "Notifications" and a preview of the person who takes you to your profile page. On your profile page, you will be able to see all the videos that you have uploaded to TikTok.
You can also change your privacy settings on your profile page. There are three dots in the upper right corner of this page where you can change your account to private if you wish. By default, all new accounts are created as public.
It is also possible to specify that only certain TikTok users can view your videos and leave comments on your content. You can also edit your current profile including description and even username. If you are a business and want to use TikTok for marketing purposes, you can upgrade to a Pro account from your profile page.