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TikTok Profile

Our Review

TikTok is the fastest-growing and the most downloaded short video sharing platform in the world. Since its launch, it has remained on the top lists of popular social networking apps. It is now available in over 150 markets and 75 languages.

Bytedance created the app and patterned it from the app called Douyin, which the company initially launched in China in the year 2014. Due to the censorship restrictions of China, Bytedance released TikTok, which runs on a different server. The same company initially released Musical.ly to the market but decided to rebrand it and combine its features to launch TikTok.

Creators of the app made TikTok for users under the age of 18. They encourage the younger crowd to express themselves in creative ways and share it with a worldwide audience.

Read our full review below to find out about the different features of TikTok and if it’s useful for finding a date or a relationship.

Member Structure

Members
10,000,000 from Australia
Members activity
2,000,000 daily logins
Gender Proportion
44 %
56 %
  • Over 500 million active users worldwide
  • App is built for people under the age of 18
  • Majority of the member base is within the age range of 16 to 24 years old
  • High member activity
  • A lot of member videos go viral on other social networks

The majority of TikTok users are between 16 and 24 years old. A little over 60% of users belong to this age group. This is because the app is primarily built to target the younger audience.

When the app was initially launched, it became popular with the girls, but eventually, it also gained traction with male members.

Most users of TikTok use the app to share short videos of them dancing, singing, or doing comedic acts. Their overall goal is to make their videos go viral on different social networks and gain popularity. Members, especially active ones, connect their social media accounts to TikTok to gain followers on the various social media platforms.

Females
Males

Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

Signing Up

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  • Registration process takes only 1 to 3 minutes
  • You can sign up with your phone number
  • Signing up using different social media accounts is possible
  • You can view videos without having an account
  • You need an account to follow users and hashtags

Signing up for an account in TikTok is a quick and easy process. There is no personal information that you need to provide, except for your phone number and email, if you choose to sign up using your mobile number.

You could also register using different social media accounts such as Facebook, Google, Instagram, Twitter, Line, and KaKaoTalk. When you choose this option, getting an account can be done in one click.

Using the app is possible without an account. You can freely view videos and send likes even if you have no TikTok profile. But if you want to follow other users and hashtags, and send messages and comments, you need to sign up for an account. 

Making Contact

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  • Sending likes tailors your suggested videos
  • You can like a video without having an account
  • You can follow users to see their uploaded videos on your newsfeed
  • Following hashtags is possible
  • Commenting on videos is free
  • You can message other members depending on their messaging settings
  • Sharing videos to different social networks is possible

On average, TikTok users spend 52 minutes per day on the app. This fact makes member activity high on the short video sharing platform. According to GlobalWebIndex, 68% of TikTok users watch other member’s videos, while 55% of the member base has uploaded at least one video of their own. Also, there has been 1 billion videos viewed every day in the last year.

There are four ways to contact other users on TikTok. The first one is by following their profiles. When you follow another member on the app, you can see their uploaded videos on your newsfeed. The second contacting feature is sending likes. When you send likes, it doesn’t only notify the user, but the suggested videos on your newsfeed are also tailored based on the videos you like.

The next contacting feature is placing comments on a member’s video, which can be seen by other viewers. The last feature is sending direct messages to other users. However, this depends on the privacy settings of the user. Some members only receive messages from people they also follow.

TikTok for Dating

TikTok is not a dating site. Nevertheless, there are still members who found love through the website, so it’s possible for you too! With the right amount of flirting through comments, you can get another user to notice you. Afterwards, you can send that user a direct message and see where it goes.

Most users on TikTok are also game for collaborations, especially if both of you have a significant following and are within the same city. TikTok couples are highly favoured by the TikTok audience, especially if their collab videos are entertaining.

Profile Quality

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  • Profiles don’t feature any personal information
  • You are not required to upload a profile and cover photo
  • Profiles are visible to everyone
  • Profiles show all your video uploads in a grid layout
  • Members can hide the videos they liked to the public
  • You can switch to a Pro account for free to see how well your videos are doing

    Profiles of TikTok users don’t feature much information about the member, except for the short bio they put under their usernames. The profiles show all the videos uploaded by that member, which displays in a grid layout. When you swipe right, you can see the videos that the user liked, unless the user marked that private for only him or her to see.

    TikTok members can follow other users on the app. Anyone can see the number of profiles that the user is following. You can also see the number of followers he or she has.

    If you are a content creator who wants to use TikTok as a platform to increase your online visibility and upload branded video content, you can switch to a Pro account. A Pro account gives you access to analytics, which shows you data about the growth of your channel.

    App

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    • Over 1 billion installs worldwide
    • App usability gives a pleasurable mobile experience
    • You need to allow access to your camera and microphone
    • One of the most downloaded video sharing apps in the world
    • Has a Lite version for users who have limited memory capacity
    • Available to download on Google Play Store, Apple App Store, and Amazon Appstore

    TikTok is only available as a mobile app. It is available for download from the leading app stores such as Google Play Store, Apple App Store, and Amazon Appstore. The app requires 310mb of free space so you can download it to your mobile phone.

    The app provides an excellent mobile usability experience to the users. All features can be quickly and conveniently accessed from each page of the platform. The app requires you to give access to your camera, microphone, and media folder. By doing so, you can record and upload videos in one quick press of the + button.

    TikTok Lite

    For users who have limited memory on their phones, TikTok has an app that requires minimal available memory. Instead of using 310 MB, TikTok Lite only needs 31 MB of free memory. However, the Lite version has fewer features that users can use. It also doesn’t pre-load the videos on the Home tab.

    Real Life Review

    I was encouraged by my peers to download TikTok because I dance well. They said to share short dance videos on my TikTok channel so that other people can see my talent. So I downloaded the app and started posting some videos. I garnered an audience, all right. And not only that, I captured the attention of a girl within the same city who was a dancer as well. We decided to collaborate, and our audiences started shipping us together. Haha! Lo and behold, maybe I'm just one of the lucky few, but she’s my girlfriend now, and we’re still active on the app. Peace out! - Daniel, 23, NYC

    Design and Usability

    TikTok is designed to provide a seamless user experience for users under the age of 18. It’s brand design, and marketing collaterals also serve to the younger audience’s tastes. 

    All features of the app can be found as tabs on the bottom of every page. These tabs are:

    • Home - a tailored newsfeed based on the videos you like and the users you follow
    • Discover - brings you to the page where you can browse videos based on hashtags 
    • + (Upload Video) - allows you to record and upload videos on the platform
    • Notifications - shows you a list of user interactions to your videos and profile
    • Me - brings you to your profile

    When you go to the ‘Me’ tab, you will find a collapsible menu tab that brings you to profile sharing options and your privacy settings. You can also access your different TikTok accounts (if you have other accounts) by clicking the dropdown arrow beside your name.

    TikTok Costs and Prices

    Free Services
    • View videos
    • Upload videos
    • Use of contacting features

    Using TikTok is entirely free of charge. Before, TikTok used to offer coins that enabled you to buy gifts and compliments for other TikTok members. TikTok disabled this function due to news of scammers who abuse young users on the platform.

    Is TikTok expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers TikTok is free of charge.

    Special Features

    TikTok has many special features available to use for free by all its users. These features can be accessed when you record and upload a video on the app.

    Photo Templates

    These are design layouts that you can add to the videos and photos you want to upload on the app.

    Speed

    Speed lets you change the tempo of your videos by making it faster or slower.

    Filters

    Filters allow you to add some special effects to your face and videos. There are many filters to choose from, such as animal faces or changing light and colour of your videos.

    Beauty

    Similar to most smartphone cameras, you can add a beauty filter when you record a video. Beauty makes your face smoother, eyes bigger, and takes out your blemishes.

    Timer

    Timer allows you to set a timer before you record a video. You can set a timer for 3 or 5 seconds before the camera records.

    Trim

    Trim lets you cut your pre-recorded videos before you upload them.

    Duration

    Before you record a video, you can choose how long you want the video to be. You have the choice to record a 15-second, 30-second, and 60-second video.

    Background Music

    You can instantly add music to your videos by choosing from the songs available on the “add music” feature.

    Our rating

    Signing Up: 4.0 / 5
    Making Contact: 2.0 / 5
    Profile Quality: 3.0 / 5
    App: 3.5 / 5
    Real Life Review: 3.0 / 5

    Editors Conclusion

    Datingscout.com.au Editor Chris Pleines
    Overall, TikTok is an excellent platform for meeting and engaging with people. The features of the app allow you to create visibility and make you popular on social networking apps. However, when it comes to dating, it might not be the ideal app to use, hence the two-star overall rating we gave TikTok. Finding a partner may be challenging through the app. If you’re interested in finding dates that could lead to a relationship, check out our Dating Apps category now!

    FAQ

    Facts

    What is TikTok?

    TikTok is a short video sharing platform.

    Who owns TikTok?

    ByteDance owns TikTok.

    When was TikTok launched?

    TikTok was launched in September 2016. It is the same as the app Douyin, but Douyin is exclusive for members from China.

    Is TikTok the same as Musical.ly?

    The same company initially launched Musical.ly. They decided to merge the content of both apps and rebranded it to TikTok.

    Membership

    How do I become a member of TikTok?

    You can register on TikTok via your mobile number or by signing up with your social media accounts.

    Does TikTok offer premium membership?

    TikTok doesn’t offer premium memberships.

    I want to delete my account on TikTok, how do I do that?

    You can delete your account on your Privacy Settings.

    Usability

    Is TikTok a dating app?

    No, TikTok is a short video sharing app.

    How can I find a date on TikTok?

    You can find a date on TikTok by subtly flirting through comments and messages.

    Do I need to purchase TikTok coins?

    Today, TikTok has disabled purchasing TikTok coins.

    How do I upload a video on TikTok?

    You can upload a video on TikTok by clicking the ‘+’ button on the app after enabling access to your camera, microphone, and gallery.

    Security

    Is using TikTok safe?

    As with other apps, TikTok is not 100% safe. Users are still expected to remain vigilant about scammers and abusers.

    What security features does TikTok have?

    TikTok has a published Privacy Policy and Terms of Usage, which could be the cause of your account deactivation in the case of usage abuse.

    How do I report a video on TikTok?

    You can report a video or a user on TikTok through the dropdown menu found on your profile.

    I’ve been getting abusive comments on TikTok, what should I do?

    You could report the user under the ‘Report Problem’ button found on the dropdown menu on your profile.

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    Infos

    Company:ByteDance
    Address:10100 Venice Blvd, Suite 401, Culver City, CA 90232, USA
    Phone-Hotline:info@tiktok.com