If we were to list down trends that have gone viral beyond their platforms on social media, TikTok is sure to make to the top of the list. Racking up millions of views on Twitter and Instagram, these 15-to-60-second-long clips set to music are incredibly addictive and TikTok has touched the hearts of millions across the world. The short video sharing platform, recently crowned as one of 2018’s most entertaining apps at the
Google Play Awards 2018, is known for its inspiring and diversified content, easy-to-use video capturing and editing tools that empower creativity. What makes TikTok stand out is that users can share and celebrate their memorable moments through their videos, making every second count!
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TikTok offers a variety of special effects and cool features, stickers and other video editing tools that make it easy for users to create fun short videos. However, here’s a list of five things that you might not know about TikTok and will help you navigate your TikTok account better:
- ‘Digital Wellbeing’ on TikTok
In today’s day and age, controlled screen time is extremely important for your well-being.
TikTok understands this and has implemented the first of a kind feature with a screen time management alert when users have been on TikTok for more than two hours. With the ‘Digital Wellbeing’ feature, users can also limit the appearance of content that may not be appropriate for all audiences.
- Setting privacy and safety controls
The app is committed to protecting and respecting the user’s privacy. It allows the users to personalise their TikTok account and have full control over who can access their content and react to it.
TikTok provides its users/content creators with the choice to decide and limit who in the app community can download their videos, send comments and even share reactions on the videos published. Users can select, block, and allow other users from creating duet videos and sending direct messages on the platform. This equips users with greater privacy and control on who can see their videos and who can follow them on the app.
- Clicking a live photo on TikTok
TikTok via an innovative feature allows users to convert videos created on the app into a wallpaper or live photo. Users can do this by simply selecting the video they want to convert, followed by selecting the share button and then choosing the Live Photo icon to set it as a wallpaper or a Live photo.
- Select your preferred language
Understanding that India is a land with many languages, TikTok is available for users in major Indian languages including Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Bengali, and Punjabi among others. Creators can easily opt from the multiple languages available under the ‘general settings’ section.
- How to report a video on TikTok
TikTok also allows users to help in content moderation. Users can report content (abuse/spam) that they believe violates any of the community guidelines or that they find offensive. Along with the content, users can also report accounts, videos, comments or chats.
Now that you know all your privacy needs are sorted, what are you waiting for – watch other people’s TikTok videos or build your own profile and follow other TikTok users as per your content preference!