How to Use TikTok: 11 Tips for Beginners

MakeUseOf | 7/25/2019 | Emma Roth
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TikTok is currently one of the world’s most popular apps. It’s filled with videos of people dancing, lip-syncing, performing stunts, and acting out comedic skits. After scrolling through just a few videos, you won’t want to stop.

Whether you’re just a viewer or someone who’s planning to post videos yourself, you’ll need to know how to use TikTok in order to get started. These TikTok tips for beginners should help you become a TikTok expert in no time.

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After you set up your TikTok account, you need to decide if you want to make your account private. If you don’t want strangers viewing your videos, head to the profile icon on the right side of the bottom menu bar.

From your profile, click the three dots in the top-right corner of the screen. Go to Privacy and Safety, and click the Private Account button to switch this setting on. When you make your account private, other users can’t follow you without your approval. From here, you can also adjust other privacy settings relating to comments, reactions, messaging, and more.

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So, you’ve created an awesome video on your phone using one of the best video editing apps, and you want to upload it to TikTok. Fortunately, you don’t have to record your video through TikTok in order to post it.

You don't necessarily need a powerful PC to edit videos. Here are the best video editing apps for budding video editors.

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Open up TikTok, and hit the plus sign icon on the bottom of the screen. Once you arrive at the recording screen, click the Upload button in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

This brings you to your phone’s gallery where you can select which video you want to upload. To upload more than one video, select Multiple. You can then proceed to edit the length of...
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