In that case, TikTok users may screen record the original video and repost it with their reactions — if you choose to turn off your duets, be ready to receive criticism anyway.
User content that infringes on other users’ copyrights may be taken down, per TikTok’s Intellectual Property Policy, which is why you might see videos with no sound at all.
TikTok users can duet videos and remove the original content creator’s tag, which is largely frowned upon because it builds on the original creator’s work without recognizing their effort.
The more you like, share, comment, or linger on a certain kind of TikTok video, the more of that content the app will show you.
To interact with a TikTok video you like that you want to see more of, engage with the icons on the right hand side of the screen.
Finally, TikTok users are pushing for a wider use of closed captions and subtitles on videos to make content more accessible for the hearing impaired.
You don’t really need an account to use TikTok, but if you want to be able to mold your For You Page to start showing you content, well, for you, you’ll have to make an account.
When you tap "Share" the app will prompt you to either send it to your mutuals — someone you follow who follows you back — through TikTok’s internal DM feature, copy the link, or share it directly with your followers on your linked social media accounts (like Instagram and Twitter).
TikTok users also use certain hashtags to get more visibility for their videos, even if the tags aren’t related to the content.
According to TikTok, the For You Page first shows content to a small group of users.
To access the many, many effects TikTok has, from Face Zoom (the effect Poarch, the creator featured above, uses in her videos) to the Color Customizer, tap "Effects" in the bottom left corner of your screen.
If you want to share a TikTok video with friends, tap "Share".
Users can select whether they want to record a 15-second or 60-second video clip on the lowest part of the screen, and can select either 3-second or 10-second self-timer option to get situated before recording.
But if you’re getting your TikTok content as reposts of tweets on Instagram meme accounts, it might be time to go straight to the source and download the TikTok app yourself.
If you want to see more content from a specific TikTok creator, hit that follow button.
TikTok doesn’t have an automatic closed captioning feature yet, so the community is placing the onus on creators to add them to their videos.
The app will assign you a generated username, such as user9876543, but you can change your username, profile photo, bio, and link your TikTok account to your other social accounts under "Edit Profile" in the "Me" tab.
TikTok’s "Create" feature allows you to record and edit your videos in the app.
You can also report a TikTok video if you don’t think it adheres to the app’s Community Guidelines.
Got some spare time and want to go viral? https://t.co/l7WTZbvWr0— Mashable (@mashable) September 5, 2020
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