TikTok is a Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming.
TikTok was founded in 2012 by ByteDance and originally known as Musical.ly. It is a Chinese video-sharing social media app, similar to Vine and Dubsmash. On November 9, 2017, the app was merged with another Chinese video platform called Douyin and relaunched as TikTok and later made available worldwide in August 2018.
Despite being banned in India since June 2020 and restricted in many other countries, TikTok was one of the most downloaded mobile apps of the 2022s globally, with over 1 billion downloads worldwide. In North America and Europe alone, it has been downloaded over 175+ million times as of October 2020.
The name TikTok comes from the sound made when a timer runs out for a recording on the app.
TikTok is an app that allows users to create 15 or 30-second videos which are based around music, dancing or lip-syncing. Although it has the same concept as Dubsmash, it’s different because it offers greater effects over the videos and allows users to be more creative and have fun with their posts.
On TikTok, you can find short-form mobile videos in genres such as comedy, food, sports, pets, memes and many more. It also offers music sounds, so you can lip sync along to your favorite songs while creating your own content or meme.
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Released in iOS and Android devices
TikTok was released in September 2016 for iOS and Android devices. It has since been rolled out internationally and is available in 150 markets and 75 languages as of October 2018. It has been downloaded more than 1 billion times globally, according to App Annie data provided by Sensor Tower, making it one of the most popular mobile apps of all time.
Family Safety Mode Feature
TikTok is constantly adding new features to keep users engaged and interested. The new features are developed to add interactivity, more ways to share content, and improve the user experience.
TikTok says that it has been developing the feature for more than a year and that it is currently available for Android users but will soon be released for iOS as well.
The feature is not enabled by default, so in order to activate it, you’ll need to tap on “Manage My Account” from your profile page and then tap on “Family Safety Mode”.
TikTok says that once Family Safety Mode is enabled, all videos posted by your child will be removed from search results, hashtags, sounds, duets and reactions. Other users won’t be able to comment on their videos, either.
TikTok has faced criticism for how it handles bullying and harassment on its platform. While it does have some tools for reporting this kind of abuse, there are also cases of users being exposed to bullying by other users.
The Story Behind TikTok Logo Design
The TikTok logo is a great example of how much an effective logo can do for a brand. It’s simple, recognizable, and memorable.
But what makes the TikTok logo such a success? And how was it designed?
- The TikTok logo uses a custom typeface with bold characters and a slightly off-kilter baseline.
- The TikTok name is set in black, with two red parallel lines running beneath it, creating a strong color contrast that makes it stand out.
- The red lines represent sound waves, which fits in well with the fact that TikTok is all about music.
- They also resemble the equalizer bars on a stereo system and another subtle reference to music.
The company’s logo design has changed several times since launching as Musical.ly, but the current TikTok logo is still quite similar to its original design and most of its previous versions.
Logo Designer of TikTok
The TikTok logo was created by a designer who was said to have been inspired by a concert that he attended before being brought on to design the logo. The designer is unnamed, but we can see from the way that he designed the logo that he had a strong idea of what his vision was.
As a whole, TikTok is a fun, new social media app that allows users to express themselves in many ways. With your creativity and imagination, you will be able to make videos that are sure to catch the attention of your followers.