How to Use TikTok – Complete Beginners Guide

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Watch at: 00:00 / 00:00:20everyone in today's video we're gonnalook at tick-tock and how to use it fromthe very beginning it's the fastestgrowing social media in 2019 and beyondso let's go ahead and download it andI'll show you exactly how to get aroundtick-tock how to get the most benefitout of tick-tock and how to createvideos for the first time on tick-tockso go ahead and search for tick-tock I'mWatch at: 00:20 / 00:40just in the app store here it's alsoavailable for Android and you could readabout it here but we're gonna go aheadand download tik tok for the first timetik tok used to be owned by musically itwas called musically and he recentlymerged with musically and now it's oneapp called tic toc one word and it firststarted as a lip syncing music video appWatch at: 00:40 / 01:00but now you could upload all kinds ofvideos and you'll see all kinds ofdifferent videos on tic toc let's pressopen now that the download is completehere and I just wiped up on the app hereI'm gonna not allow it to send menotifications and this is how the app isgoing to work so you could scroll upWatch at: 01:00 / 01:20right now I'm on one and I could scrollup to see the next person and the nextperson and so on so right here that'sthe very first page you simply go andscroll up to see the next person's postwhen you're all the way on top if youscroll down it will refresh this entirepage for you so right now I'm on fouryou tab and I could simply scroll up toWatch at: 01:20 / 01:40see more and if I go to following once Istart following people I could start tosee my following videos there but thatrequires you to create a tic toc accountanother way to create a tic toc accountis on the bottom of the page you see youhave home you have search you have PlusWatch at: 01:40 / 02:00which will be the way you create videosthen you have your message tab where youcould see your messages and you haveyour profile icon so before we go anyfurther let's create a profile accountsyou could use your phone or email or youcould use Facebook Google or Twitter orif you have an account already you couldWatch at: 02:00 / 02:20just press login on the bottom so let mego ahead and sign up with phone here andtik-tok does require you to be at least12 years old so go ahead and type inyour birthday make sure you're at leastin order to make an account otherwiseyou could just browse around withoutmaking an account then you'll have totype in an email or phone number on thispage I'm just gonna type in my phoneWatch at: 02:20 / 02:40number you're gonna get a four-digitcode here on your phone and go ahead andtype that in and it will create a ticktock account for you so I've alreadycreated a couple of videos on the secondso I could show you around but let's goback to the home page here and look atsome of the options on a video so whenyou're looking at someone's video hereI'm looking at this person's video if IWatch at: 02:40 / 03:00go up I will come to a different profilein a different video but let me go backif I slide left here I will come totheir profile page where I could simplypress follow to follow that person Icould also see all their videosunderneath and click on each one to viewand I could always scroll up like thisto see more of their videos so that'sWatch at: 03:00 / 03:20how you look at someone and you couldcome back here to the home page go upand then again if I slide left I couldsee this person where I could followthem to and so on so you could see asyou go through here's one from the MBA Icould come left see all their videosclick on each one and go through justtheir profile at any point I could pressWatch at: 03:20 / 03:40the arrow back come to this page followthem as you can see this is a verifiedaccounts as well and then I could alwaysgo back to the home page here and onthis page you could like a video fromthis page you could press the three dotshere to leave a comment right here so ifyou wanted to leave a comment you couldgo ahead and leave a comment here pressWatch at: 03:40 / 04:00send I'm gonna press X out of there andyou could always go ahead and press saveright here to go ahead and share it orall these other options here areavailable to you underneath and if youwanted to just follow the MBA you couldjust press the plus sign it will takeyou here where you could just followthem just like that so this is how youget around the main home page of tik-tokWatch at: 04:00 / 04:20on the bottom you have search go tosearch here and under search you couldsee some of the trending hashtags heretick tock like Instagram does usehashtags here and you can find somethings here or you could go ahead andtype in someone else that you wanted tofollow so I could type in my other username here to see if that user shows upWatch at: 04:20 / 04:40and there it isthere's my username and if it wasn'tmine I could have clicked it andfollowed it just like that next to ityou have your message tab so under yourmessages you'll get all the notificationand all the messages that you're gonnaget right here on tick tock and the lastoption is your profile icon where you goWatch at: 04:40 / 05:00ahead and edit your profile so let's dothat now under the profile tab go aheadand press edit profile and you couldchange your profile picture or have aprofile video that's just by going andpressing one of those two options andyou will have access to that you haveyour username here which I'm not gonnachange at this time and you could addInstagram and YouTube at the time ofWatch at: 05:00 / 05:20this recording here and you have yourdescription here mine says easy tofollow social media how-to videos andonce I'm all set here I'm gonna presssave and that's editing your profile soyou want to make sure you could do thaton top of that you can see you'refollowing your followers and how manyhearts you've had and on your profilepage there is those three dots on thetop right go ahead and press those andWatch at: 05:20 / 05:40it will show you a lot more privacy andsettings account options and so onthat's a little more advanced for thisvideo so we're not gonna worry about itbut managing my account for example hereyou could see your phone number changeyour password deleting your accounteverything is shared here but now thatyou know how to get around your tik-tokand you have a profile set up and youWatch at: 05:40 / 06:00figured out how to go to search searchfor people also on their profile youhave that plus option where you could goahead and invite or find contacts herebefore we go to the next step now thatyou have those steps down let's go aheadand create the video that's the plussign on the bottom of the page go aheadand press that and in order to shoot avideo you have to granted camera accessWatch at: 06:00 / 06:20so I'm gonna grant it access to mycamera I'm gonna granted access to mymicrophone here so I could actually getmy voice recorded and let's look at thispage here you have a couple of differentoptions and I'll go through them one ata time on the right side you have yourflip option which will basically flipthe camera here so that's the optionWatch at: 06:20 / 06:40here on the left side next to it youhave your speed option you could recordthings faster or slower that's theoption here I'm gonna just be on 1x herethen you have your Beauty option wesmooth out some of the details of yourvideo so you could leave that on oras you could see is just cleaning upsome of the details and then you haveWatch at: 06:40 / 07:00your filter option here lots ofdifferent filters available here thatyou could choose from and then tapanywhere to get out of that then youhave your timer if you wanted to do acountdown you could press that and thenyou have your more option here to turnoff flash and things like that so that'swhat's going on on the right side on thebottom if you press and hold it willWatch at: 07:00 / 07:20start recording a video so right now asyou could see on top is recording avideo and when it hits 15 seconds it'sgonna stop or whenever I take off myfinger so the moment I take off myfinger it will stop recording and then Icompress X to go ahead and delete thatlast segment if I didn't like it buthere you could create multiple segmentsWatch at: 07:20 / 07:40like that next to that you have yourphoto template where you could go hereand choose some of the options here I'mgonna exit it there and you also havethe 60-second option to create longervideos that is a recent update to thisand the best thing that actuallyrecently came out is this upload optionnext to the record options so next tothe record option you will have theWatch at: 07:40 / 08:00upload option where you could actuallyupload videos that you were recorded solet me go to settings and turn that onhere so I'm gonna give it access to myphoto library reading rights so now if Igo back to tik-tok press the plusoptions go to upload I could actually goahead and upload videos just like thison to my tik-tok account so let'sactually do this video right here let meWatch at: 08:00 / 08:20go ahead and scrub through so this isthe entire video here is 18 seconds longso I could trim it down to make it 15seconds for example and I'll start hereso that the video will start here Icould press Next on top its processingand here these are the options I have onthere you have effects so I could justWatch at: 08:20 / 08:40go ahead and add different filters if Iwant tothere's transitions as well there is away to split there is a lot of editingoptions and I have a complete video thatgoes in depth of the video creationprocess and tick-tock but I wanted toshow you some of the brief overview youhave text here you could add someclassic typewriter and text like that soWatch at: 08:40 / 09:00if you were to send someone to the linkin the bio for example you could goahead and put that somewhere within thevideo and you could always grab thattakedeleted by pushing it on top you haveyour filter tab again and you have yourstickers here you have lots of differentstickers to choose from so I'll justchoose this to care for example youcould go ahead and shrink it down orrotate it with your two fingers put itWatch at: 09:00 / 09:20there and you have your volume on top soon top you could use the original songor the soundtrack right now I don't havea soundtrack selected so you could goahead on top press select sound andchoose some of these songs to edit tothe video so I could choose this songuse this sound and it will now be editedwith this video already and then I couldWatch at: 09:20 / 09:40press next and on this page now I coulddescribe my video so that's the captionof your video basically the descriptionyou could use hashtags here to do somehashtags so there's a hashtag you couldtag friends if you've ever usedInstagram this is very much likeInstagram as far as tagging and hashtaggo and then who could view it this isWatch at: 09:40 / 10:00important do you want to make a publicor just for your friends or privatethose are your options do you wantpeople to comment and do it is a moreadvanced option where you could do itwith someone we're not gonna focus onthat in this video and you couldautomatically share it on things on thebottom of the page or save it as a draftonce it's done you could go ahead andpress post and now if I jump into meWatch at: 10:00 / 10:20right here my profile section andrefresh as soon as it's done postingwhich sometimes takes a little bit itwill show up right here and then peoplecould go ahead and jump in and view itjust like that and you could have sharedit just like that on this page bypressing the three dots here and sharingit to other platforms which is reallycooland you could press the hashtags peopleWatch at: 10:20 / 10:40could press the hashtags to see whatelse is available here and even commenton those videos let me just one lasttime go to the plus sign hereanother way to do it is not frompreviously uploaded videos but go aheadand add a song first this is another wayto do it choose a song first so let mego to trending and choose this song onWatch at: 10:40 / 11:00top or this one press the checkmark nowthe song is selected let me just showyou one more thing under the song tabhere you could actually search foranything here and find a song that youwant or under trending is always likefor example new releases it's a reallyeasy way to find a song and press thecheckmark I could now want the songWatch at: 11:00 / 11:20is plain listen to the song I startedrecording to that song so if you'rerecording yourself dancing orlip-synching to that song this is agreat way to do it and then when you letgo here it is playing to that song youcould always go ahead and add filtersand things like that but you couldalways do that on the next page I'mgonna press the checkmark here now we'reWatch at: 11:20 / 11:40here where again we could add filters soif I wanted to add this filter with thisfilter I could do that this one for lifeI could go ahead and do thatI could add stickers and then press nextand again on this page describe my videoat hashtags tagged friends and make itpublic or private and then go ahead andpress post and it will post to myWatch at: 11:40 / 12:00account now I jumped into my profile letme refresh and let it post for a secondand now it has posted and at any time Icould click a video I could press thethree lines and I have options to eithersave the video or delete the video allthe way to the right of that I'm gonnago ahead and delete this video since itwas just for a test it's that simple toWatch at: 12:00 / 12:20create a video and post it to tik-tokeither by using your camera or by usinga previously shot video on your uploadstaff don't forget to subscribe to thischannel for easy to follow social mediavideos I have hundreds of videos onInstagram and more and more videos ontik-tok every day and I hope to catchyou on the next video thanks so much forWatch at: 12:20 / 12:40watching this one

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  1. I think that this is so problematic that you have a platform that is encouraging you to "leave" the platform by sharing its content elsewhere. I have seen several tik tok videos and I never not once got the urge to a) download the app or b) want to be on the app to see more tik tok content. Wow

  2. Thank you for being here with me..I know i'm being judged but thank you for being here…this is a new low for me, personally, but i'm sure for a lot of us lol

  3. You don’t need to make any beginners video. You go entirely too fast. I have to keep rewinding which is a pain. Then you don’t tell us what number iPhone you’re using so again I have to stop and try to find the captions/ notifications that you’re talking about on my phone. I give up with you for beginners

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