How to use the new viral social media app TikTok

Posted at 4:14 PM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 18:14:13-05

There's an app that's taking Millennials and Generation Z by storm, but that doesn't mean anyone who's not in that category can't use it.

TikTok is a video-sharing social networking app that is used to create short lip-sync, comedy, and talent videos.

The app was launched in 2017 for iOS and Android in markets outside of China.

TikTok lets you watch videos posted by other people by either scrolling through the "For You" or the "Following" sections on the home screen. You can also search for videos using the "Discover" tab at the bottom of the app.

On each video, you have the option to follow someone, like their video, comment on it, or share it.

There are several ways to share a video, such as sharing it through social media, sharing a link to it, or saving the video to your camera roll (but some people disable the video saving feature on their videos).

You can also create your own TikTok videos. To start, click on the plus symbol at the bottom of the screen.

From there you can either start from scratch or upload an existing video.

When starting from scratch you can choose to do a 15 second video or a 60 second one (and you can stop short of those times).

You can start the videos manually by pressing the record button, or you can set timers (3 seconds or 10 seconds).

You can also record videos in segments which allows for videos that appear to be magic (like changing clothes at the snap of your fingers or teleporting). You can also delete and redo segments.

Once you've recorded your video, you can add visual effects, text, music, and voice filters. You can also apply these while filming in real time.

Then, when your video is complete, you can add a description, hashtags and tag friends.

You can also choose who sees the video (public, friends only, or private).

You can also turn off comments for your video, allow people to try copy your version side by side with a Duet, and save it to your album. You're also able to cross post your video to Instagram.

If you want to save it for later, you can put it in your drafts, but they go away if you delete TikTok from your phone.

To learn more about TikTok, you can find more information on their website.