How to set up an account on TikTok

Setting up an account on TikTok can be a straightforward process. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you get started.

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Written by Hannah McKernon
Updated over a week ago

TikTok, the leading destination for short-form mobile video, offers an entertaining, engaging, and interactive environment. With a diverse community and millions of users, TikTok is a platform where everyone can express themselves creatively, and a great way for businesses to reach and engage people.

Setting up an account is your first step into this vibrant world:

Step 1: Download the App

- **iOS Users**: Visit the Apple App Store.

- **Android Users**: Go to the Google Play Store.

- Search for "TikTok" and download the app.

Step 2: Sign Up

- Open the TikTok app.

- You will see options to sign up using various methods, such as your phone number, email, or existing social media accounts (like Facebook, Google, or Twitter).

- Choose your preferred method and follow the prompts.

- If you're using an email or phone number, TikTok will send a verification code. Enter this code to proceed.

Step 3: Create Your Profile

- Once your account is created, you can set up your profile.

- Click on the "Me" icon at the bottom right of the screen.

- Tap "Edit Profile."

- Here, you can add a profile photo or video, a unique username, a bio, and links to your other social media accounts.

Step 4: Customise Your Experience

- TikTok will prompt you to select your interests to tailor your feed with relevant content.

- You can also search for specific content, hashtags, or users.

Step 5: Set Your Preferences

- In your profile, go to the three-dot menu in the top-right corner for settings and privacy.

- If you are a business, set your account up as a business account rather than a personal one.

- Here, you can adjust your privacy settings, manage your notifications, and customise your account further.

Step 6: Start Exploring

- Start exploring videos. The more you interact with the content, the more personalised your feed becomes.

- Don’t forget to follow accounts that you find interesting.

Step 7: Create and Share Your First Video

- Tap the "+" icon at the bottom of the screen.

- Record a video directly through the app or upload one from your gallery.

- Add music, effects, and filters. Once you're happy with your video, post it to your TikTok profile.

Setting up a TikTok account is just the beginning. The platform offers endless possibilities for creativity and connection. Start exploring, creating, and sharing to make the most of your TikTok experience!


- Keep your username memorable and true to your brand or personality.

- Regularly update your profile to keep it fresh and engaging.

- Stay informed about the latest TikTok trends and features for a better experience.

Happy TikToking!

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