There are so many kinds of social media apps running around today, but only those with the best, funniest, or most useful gimmick will stand the test of time. Tik Tok is one of the most downloaded social media apps in 2018. Formerly known as Musical.ly or Musically, Tik Tok has certainly achieved a certain level of fame as it has millions of users visiting the app every day. What is Tik Tok’s gimmick and will it be enough to stand against such stiff rivals?
Installation on PC
If you want to get Tik Tok running on your PC, you will have to install another software first, and that is Bluestacks. Once Bluestacks is installed in your device, install Tik Tok using Bluestacks. You will need to run Bluestacks whenever you want to use Tik Tok, but it’s a small price to pay to get it on Windows.
What isn’t a small price to pay are the performance issues you might encounter. There are definitely some lagging and responsiveness issues when using the app, and it can be very difficult to use it depending on whether you prefer to watch or create videos.
The performance issues don’t really affect video loading and watching. It’s still pretty easy to navigate through the videos and watch them. Interacting with comments, likes, and sharing are also pretty easy. Searching for new videos can be prone to a lot lagging, however. You can search for new videos by searching for users, music, and hashtags. Loading the videos are really quick, but that could be because Tik Tok has a 15-second limit, so the videos don’t have large file sizes.
Video creation is where the performance issues can be felt more keenly. Clicking through the different options takes so long. Tik Tok has a mobile studio that users can use to edit their recorded videos, but it can be tedious due to the performance issues. One great thing about Tik Tok, though, is the fact that you can use popular music from big artists for your videos. In fact, lip syncing with popular songs is how Tik Tok started as Musical.ly. Content has since expanded as more users come to the app.
Might Satisfy A Niche
Tik Tok’s main gimmick is its 15-second video limit, and it can be both a positive and a negative to it. On the one hand, it means videos can be loaded and watched quickly and easily on the app. On the other hand, the content on Tik Tok can be limited and unvarying. Despite this, Tik Tok definitely has a niche that it can satisfy which could account for its continued success even after the shift from its Musical.ly days. Although it does have a few performance issues, it’s still a worthwhile app to try out.