Most importantly, you can tap the top of the speed to pick the song or sound you want to use. In the sound menu, you can search for a song or just tap the “Top 20” for a list of popular tunes, which the company licenses.
Once ready, tap the red camera button at the bottom of the screen to start filming. Let go to stop and tap again to shoot another shot. Don’t fret if you don’t get the shot you want on your first try — it usually takes a few attempts to get a TikTok just right.
Hit the red checkmark icon when you’ve got the video you want. On the next screen, you can add more effects, such as stickers, or tweak some details, such as the volume. Tap “Next,” and on the next screen, write your caption, tag friends or add some hashtags. Hit “Post” to publish.
Now you’ll understand what all the fuss is about.