TikTok is an app that allows you to create and record short videos lasting 15 seconds, add various special effects to them, and upload to the network.
Design and Usability 4/5
In many ways, the platform is very similar to its counterparts, and if you have ever used Snapchat or Instagram, then dealing with the functionality will not be difficult. However, there are some differences and nuances in TikTok.
The app has a great design in bright colors and is very easy to use. It is possible to use the app even without going through the registration procedure, but, in this case, you will only be able to watch popular videos posted by those who are registered.
Like in any other app, to register, you can use your account from another social network. You can also use your email address or phone number. For navigation within the app, use the tabs located at the bottom of the screen. TikTok has algorithms that, depending on your likes and subscriptions, recommend new interesting content for you.
Key Functions 5/5
As a video hosting program, you can create, store thousands of videos, and edit them as you like – for this, the creators constantly update the functionality of filters and effects. One of the most popular features is the overlay of music on top of the created video, which makes the video truly exciting.
As a social network, the app has extensive functionality aimed at making people communicate with each other. The app allows you to do the following:
Create your own blog
Actively communicate with other users
Find new friends
Get subscribers and gain popularity
View and comment on the pages of other participants
Make online broadcasts to communicate with subscribers
The music library in the app is huge, so an ordinary smartphone that supports touchpad can become a real creative studio.
According to the terms and conditions of TikTok, you should be at least 13 years old to use the app. Since this app is very popular among teenagers, security plays an important role. Some parents voiced their concerns that there are videos with inappropriate language, which may make the app less suitable for children.
There may also be predators who seek to connect with children, so parents should be particularly attentive. There are two privacy settings that will help protect children from strangers. You can restrict access to your account by choosing Off or Friends option. This way, only your friends will be able to send you messages.
The Bottom Line
TikTok is an excellent service for identifying and developing creative abilities. You can practice your skills in directing, as well as try yourself in the role of an editor or singer.
Together with TikTok you can spend a lot of fun hours creating, improving, and communicating with interesting people.
- A great platform to show your creativity
- A wide selection of music
- Excellent adaptation for various devices
- A whole bunch of effects and filters
- The ability to slow down and speed up the video
- Share videos in social networks
- The app is addictive and takes a lot of your time
- There are many advertisements