One night last October, I emerged from my room in the hall to a group of fellow students dancing in sync. A number of thoughts ran through my head to try and explain such a thing. Were they a cheerleading or an acapella group? No, in the words of one of the students, they were simply trying to get ‘TikTok famous’.
TikTok is a Chinese media platform in which users share videos that are between 15-60 seconds long. It has become extremely popular and has over 800 million active users. Many of these users are young people, with a desire for ‘TikTok fame.’ So the question is, how can you up your Tik Tok game?
Most creators suggest that it is best to post every day, at least once a day. This will allow you to get better at making videos and keep your followers interested. Once you master regular TikToks, try experimenting with duets or put yourself out there with an original skit or challenge. Make the kind of videos that you like to watch, that way they will be the most fun to create.
Quick Tips The app is for short attention spans, so keep your videos under 30 seconds.Your videos don’t always have to be productions. It’s okay to post a simple video if you don’t have a good idea every day. Always use hashtags! Otherwise, you lose out on a large number of potential viewers.
However, you must be 13 years old to have a Tik Tok account. This is to help protect young people and should be followed. To keep safe on Tik Tok, it’s also worth investigating your privacy settings. With a public profile, beware anyone can see your videos but only your approved followers can send you a message. Whereas with a private account you can approve or deny followers and only your followers see your videos.
Lastly if you are on Tik Tok, be a smart user! Block people if you don’t want to be contacted by them anymore, it is your account so remember you are in control. Be sure to report abuse, spam, or anything else that you don’t feel happy with.
What are your favourite videos to watch on TikTok? Do you make videos yourself? Comment below!