Today you will learn how to make a video and post it using the TikTok app. TikTok is a super popular platform for short videos that range from 15 to 60 seconds.
Launching Your TikTok Career
You will need to download TikTok for your iOS or Android device and create a free account. You can create an account by using your existing Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter account, or by using your email address.
You can also create a new TikTok account using your mobile phone number. You’ll need to verify your new account and create your profile name, while the app will check that the name you choose is unique.
After creating your account, you will see the page to view videos. If you really enjoy a particular video, you can tap on the heart icon, which is the same as “liking” on other platforms. You also have the opportunity to leave comments and “share” the video to other platforms.
On the left of the video, you will see an icon for the video creator’s profile. Tap on this to view their profile page. Once here, you can choose to follow them so you can see their future uploads.
The menu bar for TikTok is at the bottom of the screen. You’ll see 5 icons on the menu bar:
Notifications & Profile Page
You can also change your privacy settings on your profile page. There are three dots in the upper right-hand corner where you can change your account to private. All new accounts are set as public by default. It’s also possible to have only certain TikTok users view your videos and leave comments.
You can edit your current profile including the description and even the username. If you’re a business owner and want to use TikTok for marketing, you can change to a free Pro account from your profile page.