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TikTok® Video Tips & Tricks

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If you are now one of the 500 million members of the TikTok® community - Hello, Fam! Take a scroll through your feed. Pretty addicting, right? Think you have what it takes to make funny and entertaining videos like these? That's where I come in. If you are new to this blog, I'm Max, your personal guide to everything tech! Today, I'll be providing tips and tricks for how you can start making stellar TikTok® videos. Let's begin with a quick overview of the TikTok® interface. If you are a veteran TikTok® video creator, feel free to skip ahead to the advanced tips section.


The "Home" tab displays two feeds, "Following" and "For You," which you can toggle in-between. Following serves up videos from the accounts you're following, and For You shows videos that TikTok® thinks you'd like to watch (based on your usage data).


The "Discover" page shows you TikTok® videos that have been tagged with a trending hashtag. From here, you can also enter search terms to find other users, videos, hashtags and more.


Your "Inbox" shows you all the activity related to your videos and other content that's shared publicly with your followers. You can filter notifications to things like comments and mentions. Just go to the drop-down located at the top of your Inbox screen to adjust these settings.


To create a video, click the plus sign located in the center of your TikTok® user options. From here, you can trick out your TikTok® video by adjusting speed, turning on filters as well as other sweet special effects you'll want to give a shot.

Advanced TikTok® Video Tips

You have a handle on the basics of TikTok®. These are five advanced tricks that will help take your short-form videos to epic new heights.

Change Video Speed

When creating a TikTok® video, use the slider at the bottom of the "Camera" screen to record at .3x, .5x, 1x, 2x, or 3x speed. Also, on the "Preview" screen, you can go to Effects > Time > Slow Motion to slow your masterpiece down even more. Here's how:

      1. Go to "CreateVideo" from the menu bar.
      2. Select a speed at the bottom of the Camera screen.
      3. Tap and hold the record button to begin filming.
      4. Hit the "Checkmark" button when you're finished recording. You'll then be brought to a preview screen where you can go to "Effects" to add a sweet slow-motion.

Add A Beauty Filter

Did you know you can beautify the selfies you want to use in your videos? Rely on these steps to add high-fidelity to your selects in just a few clicks:

      1. Goto "CreateVideo" on the menu bar.
      2. Tap Beauty on the right of the Camera screen.
      3. Tap and hold the record button to start filming.
      4. Hit the Checkmark button when done recording. You'll be brought to a preview screen where you can customize your video.

Add Other Effects

Tap the "Effect" button on the right-hand side of the camera screen and follow these steps to add creative flair to your videos.

      1. Go to "CreateVideo" from the menu bar.
      2. Tap "Effect" in the corner.
      3. Find and select an effect to apply.
      4. Tap the "Record" button and record your video.
      5. When you're done recording, you'll be brought to a preview screen where you can add more effects and filters if you like.

Add Sound

Sound can help bring depth and dimension to your video. To include sounds, tap the "Sounds" link at the top of the "Camera" screen and follow these steps:

      1. Go to "CreateVideo" from the menu bar.
      2. Tap "Sounds" at the top.
      3. Find and select a sound to apply.

Tag Hashtags In Your Video

You can even add hashtags to your TikTok® video's description on the "Post" screen. Tap the "Hashtag" button to quickly insert trending tags that are related to your video's subject matter. Then, watch the likes pour in.

Congratulations! You're well on your way to becoming the next TikTok® icon. Of course, creating like-worthy videos is much easier when you have a phone that?s up to the task. Enter Experimax. Here, you'll find a variety of certified pre-owned Apple® smartphones that will have everything needed to create TikTok® videos that shines. See you next time!