Beginner’s Guide on How to Use the Basic Features of Tiktok

TikTok is one of the best entertaining apps out there. You cannot possibly not be addicted to it. But, if you have just downloaded the app, you might want to know how it works. Here are some tips for beginners.

How to find a specific TikTok user

You can find a TikTok user in two ways. The first one is from the video you’re watching. On the left, there’s the name of the creator written. There’s also their profile photo. You need to tap the bubble photo in order to see the profile. Or, you can find a TikTok user from Discover. So you need to go to Discover from the menu bar and then, from the top, search for a user.

From their profile, you are able to see who they are following, who follows them, their number of likes on their videos, all of their public videos, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

How to follow a specific TikTok user

You can find a TikTok user in two ways. The first one is from the video you’re watching. On the left, there’s the name of the creator written. There’s also their profile photo. You need to tap the bubble photo in order to see the profile. Then, you need to long-press the + sign that’s placed below their profile photo. Or, you can directly go to the profile of the user and tap the Follow button from there.

After following them, you will be able to find their profile on the Following tab from the Me screen. And you will see their content in the feed.

How to like or dislike a specific TikTok video

First of all, you need to watch a video, then tap the Heart icon that’s placed on the right of the video. The heart will turn red, which means that you’ve liked the video. If you want to dislike a video, tap again on it.

How to hide a specific TikTok video

If there’s a trend that you’re not a fan of, then you might want to see fewer videos with that trend. You can label the videos as “not interested.” In order to do so, watch the video, then long-press the video to bring up a menu. Then, all you need to do is to tap Not Interested.

How to leave a comment

For this one, you need to watch the video, then tap the Comment button that’s placed on the right of the video. You’ll see the video’s comments screen and all the other existing comments. You can tag a user by tapping on the Hashtag icon. You can also add emojis. When you’re done writing, tap on Send. You may see the option to add a comment from the bottom of the video. You can leave a comment from there, as well.

Keep in mind that you can also like a user’s comment if you tap the Heart icon that’s placed next to their comment.

 

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