TikTok is one of the younger social media platforms, and is home to thousands of hours of short, looping videos. Just as with the likes of Instagram and Facebook, there is a mixture of ordinary users, creators and celebrities, and no matter what you're interested in, you're sure to be able to find something to keep you amused or entertained.
In keeping with other social media platform, the TikTok app can be used to record content ready to be uploaded for all to see, and there are numerous – and constantly updates – filters and effects that can be used, as well as options such as speeding up or slowing down footage for dramatic effect.
Being a social network, there is a strong emphasis on not only making connections with other users, but also exchanges comments and messages. For anyone concerned about privacy and security – at least in relation to other TikTok users, there is the option of making your account private so it can only be seen by people you are happy to share your content with.
Just as with other social media platforms, TikTok relies on advertising, so you'll have to be willing to put up with this to enjoy everything else that's on offer.
Key to TikTok is virality. Countless memes and video trends start their life on TikTok, so it's a great place to be if you want to be at the forefront of what's happening online.
Like all social networks, TikTok is very much a case of horse for course. You will either understand and love the platform, or it will appear alien and you'll hate it – there is very little scope for anything in between. But when it comes to the app itself, there is little room for complaint as it makes experiencing the platform a pleasure.