How to Get StartedWith TikTok Whether you’re viewing other people’s videos or posting your own, TikTok can be a little bit silly and a whole lot of fun. 12 WebsiteCompass Social Media Basics TUTORIAL View Videos on TikTok TikTok provides entertainment even before you start following other Musers. 1. When you first download and open TikTok, you’ll see a video feed. As you begin interacting with the app, the feed will show you content more aligned with your interests. 2. Tap the heart icon to show your appreciation for any video or the speech bubble icon to comment on it. 3. To share a video, tap the forward arrow icon. 4. To find more content from the same Muser, swipe left to see their profile. 5. To find specific content, tap the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of the screen. You’ll see trending topics you might like to explore. Or type in your search term and choose from the results that come up. TUTORIAL Create Your Own TikTok Video Ready to show the world your talent? Here’s how to create your first TikTok video: 1. Tap the Plus (+) icon at the bottom of you screen. 2. If you’re filming yourself, tap the Flip icon in the top-right part of the screen. Tap the other icons to adjust things like speed, filters, and flash. 3. To choose sound for your video, tap the Sounds icon at the top of the screen. 4. To access Snapchat-like filters, tap the Effects icon at the bottom of the screen. 5. When you’re ready to record, press and hold the red Record button. You can record in one shot or in separate pieces. To stop recording, just let go of the button. 6. When you’re done, you’ll see options for editing. Use them to refine your video. 7. Tap Next to move to the Post screen. There you can set the privacy of the video, turn comments on or off, and make other adjustments. 8. If you’d like to work on it some more, tap Drafts to save it. When you’re ready to upload your video, tap Post .