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You’re probably asking yourself: What’s all the fuss about TikTok? Should I try it? If you like short fun videos that open the window into a diverse world of talent, then yes — absolutely.
TikTok is where many memes are born and — within days or even hours — die. It’s impossible to remember them all. They come from music videos, politics, sports, TV. Open up TikTok, search for anything, and be entertained for hours. TikTok lets you enjoy life’s funniest, saddest and most inspiring moments.
But it’s not just for watching short videos. If you have a creative itch, then you can scratch it with TikTok.
Start off simple, with a short video or photo from your phone’s gallery. Add a sound. This can be a short snippet from a song or a funny sound effect — anything that appeals to your imagination. Add a filter to give yourself makeup, hair, a funny face. Slap cute stickers here and there. Mix it all together, and you’re ready to share a TikTok video and hope it goes viral.
What sets TikTok apart from other video apps is its many editing tools. There are hundreds of video and sound effects to choose from. And if you want to go deeper, you can. TikTok gives you advanced editing tools and unique features: Duet lets you react to other people’s videos, and Stitch lets you include someone else’s video inside your own.
The social media app has blown up since it launched in 2017, and there are now more than 1 billion users worldwide.
It’s not all about being viral. You can use it to learn a language or how to fix stuff. But the heart of TikTok will always be about dancing, music and crazy memes. (T)
This article was provided by The Japan Times Alpha.