If our guess is right, you recently heard about TikTok, and you want to know more about the platform. Well, you are in the right place. Here, we'll discuss what TikTok is and how it works.

What is TikTok, and who owns it?

TikTok is a video-sharing social networking service platform. ByteDance, a Chinese company, owns it. Zhang Yiming founded ByteDance in 2012.

TikTok was launched in 2017 for the international audience. It's predecessor, Douyin was launched in 2016. However, it was for the Chinese market. TikTok is available for IOS and Andriod devices globally.

The TikTok platform has become so popular of late. It's used to create short dance, lip-sync, comedy, and talent videos.

All your favourite stars are on TikTok; Ariana Grande, Halsey, Troye, Sivan, Britney Spares, Jonas Brothers, and many more.

Kylie Jenner recently went viral on the TikTok platform for singing her baby, Stormi Webster, Ariana Grande's "Rise and Shine." The video got over a billion views.

How does TikTok work?

Just like your favourite stars, you too can show off your talent on TikTok, get noticed, and become an overnight star yourself.

There's no limit to what you can do on TikTok; you have to be creative to get people's attention. Like many others, you'll probably lip-synch to a favourite song, sing, dance, talk, or make comedy skits for the TikTok community. After making a video, upload to the platform and let fate do the rest. You might be the next sort after star.

Videos shared on TikTok usually are 15 seconds long. However, there's an option to share videos up to one minute but no more.

Unlike other video sharing platforms that a large number of following it required to go viral, TikTok allows people with even the smallest following to go viral and become online celebrities all of a sudden.


Almost everyone is on TikTok; maybe you should be too. Now you know TikTok is and how it works. It's now time to get on board. You can download TikTok here if you are an Android user or here if you are an iOS user.