How to Make a TikTok Account

There are over 1.2 billion active users on TikTok at the time of writing, with profiles which cover every possible…

There are over 1.2 billion active users on TikTok at the time of writing, with profiles which cover every possible content theme, idea, business, industry, or trend.

Finding what interests you is half the fun of using the app, teaching the TikTok algorithm what kind of content you are interested in through set interests, search terms, and what you view and engage with.

Whether you want to build a profile for yourself and gain a substantial following, or simply create a TikTok account to be able to find and view funny and interesting videos, the initial process remains the same. And it’s one we’re covering in this article.

6 Steps to Create an Account

  1. Download the TikTok app and open it on your device
  2. Click on the profile button in the bottom right hand corner
  3. You will be invited to create a profile. You can do this using an email address or phone number, by linking TikTok to an existing Facebook account, with Google login, or through Apple
  4. You will be asked for your birthday. This enables TikTok to determine your age, so that the app can control your experience on the platform and ensure that your experience is as safe and secure as possible according to your age (for example, there are several features that are unavailable to younger users under 16 years)
  5. Once you enter a phone number or email address, you will be sent a code to verify the details give. You will also be asked to create a password, following the requirements in terms of letters, numbers, and special characters
  6. You will be prompted to choose a nickname. This becomes your username on the app, and can be changed at any time – this is the name others will see when they visit your account or view your content

And there you have it! Once you’ve inputted all of this information, you are fully set up with a basic TikTok account.

Which is when it starts to get more exciting…

How to Improve Your TikTok Account

A basic profile is not going to get you many followers or fans.

As soon as your profile is complete and fully built, you need to start personalising it – adding your profile picture and a bio, inputting your following list with contacts, and sharing your very first TikTok video.

You can also use the search bar on the homepage to start controlling the kind of content you see on the For You page – letting TikTok know what content and themes you are interested in.

TOP TIP: If your goal is to become a TikTok creator with high ranking content, then this is when you need to start considering your niche and the audience you want to attract. Think about what you want to post and how you can build a niche corner of TikTok for your content and for your audience.

From there, it’s all on you! Building your TikTok account is just the first step – from there, it’s all about building your following, creating high quality TikTok videos, and engaging with your audience so that they continue to support you.

We hope this helps!