TikTok has become a worldwide phenomenon and has reached a billion download mark on Android and iPhone (iOS) phones, and popularity has surpassed Instagram and Facebook in the United States. The free platform is for recording voiceovers and short humor videos, as well as allowing users to interact with one another, follow profiles, like and comment on posts. The service is useful for those interested in new alternatives to communicate on the Internet.
Another feature of the application is the availability of filters, effects and sounds to be included in audiovisual content and thus make them more creative and personalized. To better understand how TikTok works, dnetc has prepared a guide that teaches you how to use the main functions of Chinese software, formerly known as Musical.ly. The software can be downloaded from the official Google and Apple app stores, Google Play, and the App Store.
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TikTok records short voiceover videos and hits young people Photo: Divulgao / TikTok
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Preferred users can watch TikTok videos without having a service account. When you open the app for the first time, you will be able to view recordings of users from around the world. However, to be able to post your own videos and interact with other accounts I need to register.
Step 1. Tap the avatar icon in the bottom right corner of the menu. Choose whether you want to create an account with your email, phone number, or prefer to use Facebook, Google, and Twitter credentials to register;
TikTok allows you to create account using phone, email or social data Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 2. Once logged in, access your profile by tapping the same avatar icon. Go to the "Edit Profile" button to customize your information. This way you can enter your name, a profile photo or video, username (similar to "@" used on Instagram) and links to other social networks. Finish on "Save".
Editing user profile on TikTok Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
The TikTok feed is divided into two parts. The "Following" tab shows the videos of the people you follow, while the "For you" section displays posts selected by the app that may be interesting to your profile, according to your preferences.
Step 1. Open the feed by tapping the "home" icon. At the top of the screen, switch between the "Following" or "For you" feeds. Use side commands to like, comment, or share the post;
TikTok feed divided into two parts Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 2. With a video open, swipe the screen to the left to see that person's profile. You will find all posts and will be able to follow that contact;
Quickly access a TikTok user's profile Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 1. Go to the "+" button in the main menu to create a new post. You can record a video by tapping the main capture button or uploading a gallery file via the photo thumbnail in the lower right corner. With side menu allowed to switch between front and rear camera, change recording speed, activate "beauty mode", add filters, include timer and set between 15 or 60 second recording;
Record a video on TikTok Photo: Playback / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 2. In the "Add a Sound" option, choose a song from the TikTok collection to dub on your video;
TikTok offers a vast catalog with music to serve as a video track. Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 3. Tap the mask icon in the lower left corner to activate an augmented reality effect or filter. The app offers various categories of animations that are added to the user's face;
TikTok has augmented reality masks and effects Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 4. After capture, use the bottom menu to select a cover image for the video, add filters, effects and stickers;
Add filters to TikTok videos even after capturing images Photo: Playback / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 5. In the top menu, the user can remove the sound from the recording, mix the audio between the sound captured by the microphone and the music chosen for the recording, or select a new audio for the soundtrack of the video;
Mix the TikTok audio files before publishing the video if you want. Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 6. Finally, enter a subtitle, add hashtags, tag friends, and post the video to TikTok.
TikTok allows you to insert caption and tag friends in posts Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Using friends' songs
Interested parties can use the music recorded by their friends to create their own recordings and voiceovers with that audio in question.
Step 1. Tap the disk icon, shown in the lower right corner during the video of the contacts. Then select the camcorder cone displayed at the bottom of the screen. Finally, just follow the step by step recording of a new video.
TikTok lets you "steal" friends' audio for use on your own videos. Photo: Playback / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 1. Select the magnifying glass icon, located in the bottom menu, to find suggestions for profiles, posts and content that may be of interest to you. This section is similar to the "Explore" tab of Instagram. Use the search bar to find a specific profile or hashtag;
TikTok has similar seo to "Explore" from Instagram Photo: Reproduo / Rodrigo Fernandes
Step 2. In the balloon icon, in the bottom bar, you will find your notifications. Within this section will be the private message box located in the upper right corner where you can view the chat with conversations made with your friends.
Accessing notifications and private messages on TikTok Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
Ready. Take the hint and start using TikTok to record your videos and voiceovers.
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