TikTok is one of the most downloaded apps on the Google Play Store with millions of users and new ones added day by day. If you are new and find it difficult to understand the user interface and features, or even if you are a former user and don’t know how your friends are using cool tips, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ll let you know the 7 best TikTok tips and tricks in this guide.
This is totally understandable if you find TikTok’s complex user interface. You might be looking for some cool tips that can help you start your TikTok adventure with the cool effects and duet videos and perfect lip sync songs you want to sing along to. If so, this guide is for you because we are talking about the 7 best tips and tricks for TikTok newbies.
SEE AS WELL: 5 essential websites and apps for TikTok fans and makers
TikTok tips and tricks
# 1 Download directly from the gallery:
The very first trick on the list is to download videos directly from the gallery. It is difficult to record or create a video instantly, and we may need some time to think and plan. At times like this, users can download all videos from the gallery.
To do this, launch the TikTok app, then tap the add button at the bottom of the screen, on the camera screen, tap the download button and select the video you want to download and tap next. If you want to download and join multiple videos, tap the “select multiple” option in the lower left corner, then select the videos, you can also change the length of the individual clip or change the speed of the video and once you are done, just press the “Next” button.
Users can also apply various effects to videos and finally hit the next button to give it a caption and then post.
# 2 Create slideshows:
Then did you know that you can create a slideshow in the TikTok app instead of downloading a separate app and selecting videos from the gallery, you can make the most of the TikTok app to create a slideshow.
To do this, open the TikTok app and tap the “Add” icon at the bottom, then tap the download icon again. On the download screen, tap the Image tab and select the images you want to use to create a slideshow, then tap the slideshow icon at the top right. You can also add effects to modify sound, animation transitions, and finalize your slideshow. Once you are done, click on the “Next” button and then follow the usual steps.
# 3 direct video download
Let’s move on to the third tip, it’s about downloading someone else’s video. Although TikTok is an amazing app for discovering videos, sometimes you would like to share or download it to your phone and luckily you can do that quite easily.
The easiest way is to go to the video you want to download and tap on the share icon at the top right. Now if you want to share the video with any app, select it at the top horizontal and to download it to your phone just press the button Record video . Also, if you want to record your own video, you need to post it first and then follow the steps above.
# 4 Perfect Lip Sync videos
The next tip is to create perfect lip-syncing videos, and one of the main features of TikTok is making lip-syncing videos. It is not an easy task to accurately sync your recording with a song, however, there are always ways to edit videos properly. To achieve perfect lip sync, once you have chosen a song, tap the scissors icon on the right side to select the part of the song you want to include in your video and likewise once you have Recorded a video, tap the scissors icon again to set when the song should start. Press next and follow the usual procedure.
# 5 using someone else’s lip sync video
The next trick is to use a song from someone else’s lip-syncing video. Quite often we would like a song from someone else’s lip sync video and we would like to use it to create our own version and instead of searching the song in TikTok library we can start recording directly. To do that, tap the circle with the album cover art in the lower right corner and then tap the record option, it’s very simple and it’s right there.
# 6 Duo video
The next trick is to start a duo video, suppose you and your friend are in different countries or places and you want to make a video. You don’t have to worry about recording videos individually and then spending hours trying to sync them both. What you can do is use the app’s duo feature. To do this, open a video that you want to create a duo from, then tap the share icon and select duo. Now all you have to do is make a video like you usually would and share it as a duo.
# 7 New recording method:
Let’s move on to the next trick, which is to record a video without holding that record button. It is not always convenient to hold the record button on the app while shooting a video. This can be avoided by using the timer function. Once activated, the video will start recording automatically after a few seconds. To do this, on the video capture screen, tap the timer icon and then tap the start countdown button.
And two bonus tips for you here!
# 8 Search for videos by sound
TikTok comes with advanced features to find or search for videos on the platform. If you find a piece of music or sound that you like and want to find other videos that have used the same audio, you can use audio to search the platform and find the content. Find and watch the video with the sound you want to search for. Tap the rotary record button to the right of the video or tap the scrolling sound link at the bottom of the video. Now from the sound page that appears, you will be able to add the sound to your favorites, share it, or find the original use of the sound if it is still available and public. You can also search for all videos that used this sound. This function also allows you to start recording video with this sound from here.
# 9 Create Live Photo or GIF from TikTok Video
You can save TikTok video as a live photo which can then be easily set as wallpaper. To do this, search and watch the video on TikTok. If the video creator has sharing enabled, you might find a Share button on the right at the top. Now you will be presented with several options, here tap the Live Photo option to store the TikTok video as a live photo. You can also choose to save the video in GIF format which can then be easily shared across multiple platforms including Instagram and WhatsApp messages.
So these are some of the best tips and tricks for TikTok newbies, and if you like this article then share it with your friends who are new to TikTok.