Complete Guide: How to make a TikTok video?
Complete Guide: How to make a TikTok video?
Want to make your videos on TikTok, participate in challenges, or just have fun? No need for special equipment: everything can be done, thanks to our free app, which offers many functions and special effects! As you know, TikTok is a unique social media platform focused on videos. Or, more precisely, on short video clips. Everything is designed to attract viewers and encourage them to watch your content, but everything is planned to produce and publish great videos. TikTok provides a real mini video editing studio, which allows you to shoot sequences and process them with several features and impressive special effects (slow motion, distortion, superposition, etc.). However, the TikTok video editing tool is not enough to create professional content. If the adventure tempts you, all you have to do is download Mojo to make your videos and thus participate in the countless "challenges" offered by TikTok. And, of course, this whole arsenal is free. We invite you to discover how to create a video on the platform, thanks to our TikTok video editor: Mojo.
What is Tiktok, and where does it come from?
TikTok is an app that was founded in China, where it's called Douyin. It was launched in 2016 and allows you to share videos of dance, play-back, challenges, or humorous sketches. Filters, time distortion effects, and music-based trends make these videos more original. Its success first started in Asia as the app was not available in Europe. In August that year, it merged with Musica.ly, a prevalent music playback application. It then took off across the world!
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Learn more about the creation process of a TikTok video
A few details before starting. First, videos should only be shot in portrait format, not landscape. Then, they are still limited to 60 seconds - most of the videos don't exceed 15 seconds, so that's a good general time limit to stick to -although, the maximum duration will increase to 3 minutes during the summer of 2021. By the way, even if you can record a video with sound using your smartphone's microphone, especially if you speak or sing, videos on TikTok are usually accompanied by music. TikTok offers a multitude of tracks, as does our free Mojo app. You can choose one before you start filming or after, applying it to your video.
Finally, you can ideally use an existing video, filmed outside the app. But, in this case, you will not take advantage of handy functions such as trimming sequences or applying specific special effects.
Here, we offer you to learn how to edit videos on TikTok.
How to register and modify your TikTok profile?
The first thing to do is, of course, download the app. It is available for free on iOS and Android. You don't need to create an account to watch videos. However, it will be necessary to post it yourself, connect with your friends, or subscribe to hashtags. So you might as well do it immediately. It's very straightforward to create a TikTok account. On the home page, tap on the snowman silhouette at the bottom right corner of the screen. A small window saying "You need a TikTok account to continue" will open.
You can either: create an account from an email or connect with your Facebook, Google, or Twitter. Enter your date of birth and a phone number or email. A security code will be sent to you by message. You have to type it again, then validate. From there, your account is created! Once this is done, you will be taken to the home page. Then tap again on the silhouette at the bottom right. You get an overview of your profile. To modify it, click the "edit profile" button on the screen. You can directly change your nickname and username. Both will appear on your profile. Be careful with your choice of username: once it is registered, you must wait 30 days before you can change it again. Under the pseudonym and username, you can add a description of your account.
Finally, you can change your profile picture. All you have to do is tap on the grey circle above the username. You can zoom in, zoom out or improve the framing with your fingertips. It is also possible to choose a profile video that you will have to select from the videos captured with your smartphone. Once all this is done, tap on the word "save" in red at the top right corner of the screen. There you have it, and your account is ready: all you have to do is watch or post content.
Do you wonder how long is a TikTok video? Find the answer here.
How to create videos on TikTok using the Mojo app?
- Step 1: Choose from the TikTok filters available on Mojo to find the one that suits you. Our free Mojo app offers TikTok filters designed by professional graphic designers to help you stand out. Just select your design before you start.
- Step 2: Create your TikTok video with the Mojo app. You can film yourself, import images, or change your style using the videos, graphics, and free images. The Mojo app even lets you create a video from your photos.
- Step 3: Add music to your TikTok video with Mojo. The Mojo app lets you add music to your video from a library of royalty-free songs. Music is essential: it brings dynamism and originality to your content!
- Step 4: Add text, animation, and effects to your video with the Mojo app. Once you're happy with your video, you can add things like text or an animated GIF. In addition, you can use very original stickers, stars, and other effects.
- Step 5: Import your TikTok video directly to any social media platform. With our free app, you can easily upload your video to TikTok in under a minute. Learn here how to add videos to TikTok.
Here, you can find information about TikTok and Mojo. For example, we offer you to answer the question: does TikTok show who viewed your video?
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