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How to add text on TikTok and customize it to your video

You can add text to a TikTok you've recorded by pressing the Aa button on the screen. You can also edit the text you've added by tapping the text and selecting the Edit button. If desired, you can also dictate the duration of your text with the app's timing slider tool. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're new to TikTok, or it's been a while since your last post, the various tools and editing options can seem overwhelming. One way to embelli...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Android, Trends, Social Media, Tech Insider, Tiktok, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Devon Delfino, TikTok editing, Social Media (Reference

How to go live on TikTok — and 9 tips to create engaging live content

If you have over 1,000 followers and are 16 or older, you can go live on TikTok.thianchai sitthikongsak/Getty Images You can go live on TikTok if you  meet certain age and follower-count requirements.  Once eligible, you can go live on the platform via the same section where you'd create a new TikTok. TikTok advises creators to aim for a 30-minute livestream and actively engage with the comments. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Going live on TikTok can help yo...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Trends, Social Media, Livestream, Livestreaming, Tech Insider, Tiktok, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Devon Delfino, Social Media (Reference

Like it or not, TikTok is changing the music industry

“Tik-a-Tok-a-Who?”, was Adele’s response to her management’s suggestion to promote her music to younger audiences on Tiktok, the video-sharing platform owned by Chinese company ByteDance. “If everyone’s making music for the TikTok, who’s making music for my generation?”, she asked. Adele might resist, but the platform has nonetheless been popularising and promoting her song Easy on me, with creators using it in almost one million videos in the first month after its release, making it viral on th...
Tags: Startups, Adele, Tech, Bytedance, Tiktok, Next Featured

10 things in tech you need to know today

Welcome back to 10 things in tech; we hope you enjoyed your holiday. Today, we're sharing how much tech giants are paying their employees. Plus, Spotify might become a little more like TikTok.Let's get to it.Sign up today and become an Insider for our lowest annual subscription rate ever — just $38 for full access to everything we offer. Samantha Lee/Insider 1. How much do tech companies pay their employees? We've been analyzing data to figure out how much Amazon Web Services, Appl...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, New York, Texas, London, India, San Francisco, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Aws, Jeff Bezos

‘I’m happy to lose £10m by quitting Facebook,’ says Lush boss

Losing 10m followers on sites such as Instagram is a price worth paying for co-founder of ethical beauty empireQuitting social media is hard to do, even when it doesn’t cost you anything. So when Lush’s chief executive, Mark Constantine, shut its thousands of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok accounts on Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, he knew dropping off millions of customers’ screens would damage his business.Its Facebook and Instagram accounts alone had 10.6 million foll...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Business, Fashion, Technology, Makeup, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Environment, Social Media, Life and style, Society, UK News, Snapchat, Mental Health

TikTok Is Now Available on Samsung, LG and Google Smart TVs

TikTok is now playing on more connected TVs — bringing a stream of viral videos and memes to the living room. The short-form video app, which claims to have more than 1 billion monthly users, has launched the TikTok TV app on Google TV and other Android TV operating system devices, LG Smart TVs, and […]
Tags: Google, News, Samsung, Lg, Samsung LG, Tiktok, Google TV, TikTok TV

TikTok not working? 7 ways to troubleshoot

You can troubleshoot TikTok in a variety of ways when the platform isn't working.Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto/Getty Images If TikTok isn't working, there are many potential causes and solutions. The most common step is to restart the app or your phone. While outages are uncommon, checking if TikTok is down might help explain the issue. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. TikTok is one of the most popular social media networks today, but like any platform or app, it c...
Tags: Google, Trends, Social Media, Troubleshooting, App Store, Tech Insider, Kyle Wilson, Tiktok, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Jaap Arriens, Social Media (Reference

‘The unknown is scary’: why young women on social media are developing Tourette’s-like tics

Doctors have been surprised to see young adults developing tics and seizures that usually start in childhood. Social media has been blamed, but the reality is more complicatedMichelle Wacek was a TikTok fan years ago, back when the video-sharing app was called “I went on it for a laugh,” she says. “And then I got sucked into the vortex.” She took part in lip-syncing challenges, and followed the influencer Evie Meg, who raises awareness about Tourette syndrome among her 14 million fol...
Tags: Health, Technology, Media, Social Media, Society, Disability, Digital Media, Tourette, Evie Meg, Tiktok

A primordial soup of exploding trends and memes: TikTok’s wild world of video games

From pastiches of stilted old animations to trash-talking pubescents meeting their match, TikTok’s gaming zone is an often maddening place, full of energy, attitude – and space skullduggeryGaming culture has lived online since the internet became a thing, so it is no surprise that TikTok is now a primordial soup of video game memes. The time-honoured “greatest games of all time” magazine feature lives on as clip compilations soundtracked by thrice-remixed SoundCloud rap. Streamers post highlight...
Tags: Games, Technology, Media, Social Media, Culture, Digital Media, Mario Kart, Tiktok, Shelbyrenaeyt

Ambidextrous Fortune 500 GC Wows The World With His Art On TikTok

He's got a really unique talent. Check it out.
Tags: Technology, Law, Uncategorized, Social Media, Art Law, Quote Of The Day, Tiktok, Colin Darke

‘Tesco, how can I resist ya!’ – the unstoppable stars of stage on TikTok

The singing sensation belting out big numbers in the veg aisle, Britney’s Oops! redone as vintage jazz, how to flirt if you’re a woman in a musical … our critic takes her seat for theatre on TikTokTheatre TikTok threw out a lifeline for actors during lockdown with musical spin-offs and plenty of theatrical silliness that has gathered momentum since. Sam Williams’s double-act with his grandma Judi Dench kept us laughing through the pandemic as he tried to tell her jokes and she foiled his punchli...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Media, Social Media, Tesco, Culture, Digital Media, Stage, Broadway, Harry Potter, Judi Dench, Michael, Britney, Dales, Sam Williams, Peter Pettigrew

Shake your frozen pizza! The scrappy have-a-go exuberance of dance on TikTok

From tap stars duetting with Gene Kelly to Gordon Ramsay twisting with his daughter, TikTok is where performers – large, small, amateur, pro – drop the facade and dance till their toes are rawTikTok is made for dance. The most popular TikToker – Charli D’Amelio, 17, with 9.9bn likes – is a dancer, or started out as one. And it is the platform that’s launched or spread a thousand dance trends, from the #toosieslide to the #TheGitUpChallenge, via the Floss, the Dougie and the Milly Rock.Unlike the...
Tags: Technology, Media, Social Media, Dance, Culture, Digital Media, Stage, Gordon Ramsay, Gene Kelly, Dougie, Tiktok, YouTube TikTok, Charli D'Amelio

A strangely alluring cocktail of dad dancing and traffic chat: architecture on TikTok

From rants about famous buildings to unabashed property porn, TikTok is full of riffs on architecture and design. Our man enters a world of eccentric carpeting, lurid mansions and in-depth pavement analysisOne minute, he’s sitting in a fast-food restaurant in a three-piece suit, twirling his moustache and miming popping a glock to the sounds of Polo G and Lil Tjay. The next, he’s standing at a traffic intersection, extolling the virtues of protected bicycle lanes. This is Mr Barricade, the socia...
Tags: Technology, Media, California, Social Media, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Digital Media, Tiktok, Vignesh Swaminathan

Pen-banging crooners and songs about broccoli: TikTok’s outlandish take on pop

Huge stars like Justin Bieber have made singles designed to go viral on TikTok. Yet the platform’s pop scene is far weirder – from internet drama turned into 40-second tunes, to singers famous for making ‘adorable faces’The means by which music is played invariably affects music itself: jazz changed with the introduction of the LP, which allowed longer pieces to be released; the arrival of the CD gave the world the blockbuster 70-minute hip-hop album padded out with skits; a couple of years ago,...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Technology, Media, Social Media, Culture, Pop and rock, Digital Media, Justin Bieber, Drake, Tiktok

Untapped, unsigned and frequently unhinged: a deep dive into TV TikTok

There’s Shakespeare the Roadman, life lessons from Grey’s Anatomy, and everything Gemma Collins has ever said or done. In the first of a series in which Guardian critics unearth the best of TikTok, our writer takes on its TV-related contentTikTok and telly go together like Ant and Dec before the drink-driving ban. Most obviously, TikTok is good for reliving highlights from daytime and reality shows past. Remember that iconic “Dear-lord-what-a-sad-little-life-Jane” moment from Come Dine With Me? ...
Tags: UK, Technology, Television, Media, Social Media, Culture, Digital Media, Television & radio, Shakespeare, Grey, Jane, Gemma Collins, Love Island, Tiktok, Munya Chawawa, Roadman

Low-Tech Video Game Streams Are Taking Off On TikTok

Ana Diaz writes via Polygon: Jack Morrison logs on to stream, he doesn't boot up Twitch, Streamlabs OBS, or speak into a fancy microphone. Instead, he grabs a basic circular mirror and sets it in front of his desktop monitor, facing the screen. Then he sits in front of his monitor, as usual, and plays the game, propping up his cell phone to face him and setting his camera live. When he boots up Apex Legends, viewers see the gameplay reflected in the mirror as they watch him play. This makeshift ...
Tags: Tech, Dslr, Morrison, Ana Diaz, Tiktok, Jack Morrison, Twitch Streamlabs OBS

It's not just Jack Ma. More and more Chinese tech founders and CEOs are retreating from the spotlight.

Bytedance founder Zhang Yiming. VCG/VCG via Getty Images TikTok-owner Bytedance's founder Zhang Yiming has stepped down from the board, per Bloomberg. He's the most recent executive to pull back as China cracks down on the tech industry. Other tech founders have made similar moves as the communist party strengthens its grip. Jack Ma famously disappeared from the limelight after his Ant Group's planned IPO imploded- and he's not the only tech exec to do so in the past year.B...
Tags: News, China, Ipo, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Bloomberg, Alibaba, Jack Ma, Cnbc, Reuters, Ma, Tech Insider, VCG VCG

Chairman of TikTok owner ByteDance steps down as Beijing tightens grip

Zhang Yiming relinquishes role at firm he co-founded, one of Chinese tech’s biggest global success storiesThe chair of TikTok’s owner, ByteDance, has stepped down, as the Chinese government tightens its control of China’s tech sector and maintains pressure on the industry’s domestic entrepreneurs.Zhang Yiming announced in May he would step down as chief executive of the tech company he co-founded and on Wednesday he relinquished his chair title, with ByteDance’s English-language website no longe...
Tags: Technology, China, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Zhang, Zhang Yiming, Bytedance, Tiktok

I got a camera to spy on my cat – and it made me question everything about myself

We document everything obsessively. And implicit in this compulsion is the suspicion that our lives are best understood at a distance – but what do we lose?This summer I bought two in-home security cameras. I told people I got them because my cat was sick, and I required on-demand proof he was still alive. But the truth is, I just wanted to spy on him. There’s something about a cat sitting by itself on a couch, staring into the middle distance in an empty room, that is inherently funny. What are...
Tags: Technology, Social Media, Life and style, Digital Media, Tiktok

Former Google CEO says Facebook's metaverse is 'not necessarily the best thing for human society' and expresses concerns about safety of artificial intelligence technology

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt said the metaverse is "not necessarily the best thing for human society." Schmidt spoke with the New York Times about his concerns about the future of artificial intelligence technology. The former executive said he believes AI technology like the metaverse will eventually replace human relationships. Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is joining the sea of voices weighing in on Facebook's metaverse and expressing conce...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, News, Instagram, Trends, Social Media, Tesla, Snapchat, New York Times, Virtual Reality, Meta, Ai, Times, Eric Schmidt

TikTok Tells US Lawmakers It Does Not Give Info To China

During the company's first appearance at a U.S. congressional hearing, TikTok executive Michael Beckerman said it does not give information to the Chinese government and has sought to safeguard U.S. data. Reuters reports: Michael Beckerman, TikTok's head of public policy for the Americas, became the company's first executive to appear before Congress, testifying to a subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee. Republicans in particular pressed Beckerman on worries regarding TikTok's stewardsh...
Tags: Facebook, Congress, Senate, China, Singapore, Americas, US, Tech, Beijing, United States, Republican, Blackburn, Beckerman, Marsha Blackburn, John Thune, Michael Beckerman

Tech's Message To the Hill: We're Not Facebook

TikTok, YouTube and Snapchat will appear before Congress Tuesday with a key priority: distinguishing their practices from Facebook's. From a report: Facebook is under attack, and its tech peers don't want to get caught in the crossfire as lawmakers mull legislation to rein in the company. At the hearing before the Senate Commerce consumer protection subcommittee, representatives from TikTok, YouTube and Snap will focus on ways their services differ from Facebook and Instagram and measures they'v...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Congress, Youtube, Tech, Snapchat, Senate Commerce, Leslie Miller, Michael Beckerman, Tiktok, TikTok YouTube, Jennifer Stout, YouTube Kids Made for Kids

Will Ireland’s corporation tax rise see tech companies leave Dublin?

Analysts question if Dublin’s reputation as a leading tech hub could be undermined by new 15% tax rate Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Business, Technology, Yahoo, Ebay, Linkedin, Tax and spending, Ireland, Corporate Governance, OECD, Dublin, Tax Havens, Tiktok

A Harvard freshman made a social networking app called 'The FaceTag.' It's sparked a debate about the ethics of facial recognition.

Harvard freshman Yuen Ler Chow on campus. Yuen Ler Chow The FaceTag lets users sign up, scan the face of another user, and exchange contact information. The app is only available to Harvard students, echoing Zuckerberg's initial creation, TheFacebook. TikTok videos Chow made about The FaceTag collectively have almost a million views. Harvard freshman Yuen Ler Chow created an app in his dorm room that lets students sign up, scan the face of another user, and exchange contact information...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Social Networking, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Harvard, Facial Recognition Technology, Zuckerberg, Chow, Tech Insider, Caroline Haskins, Tiktok, Facial Recoginition, FaceTag

Social media users pass the 4.5 billion mark

Social media users pass the 4.5 billion mark 21 Oct 2021 Active users have increased by more than 400 million over the past year. Our new Digital 2021 October Global Statshot Report – published in partnership with We Are Social and Hootsuite – is pac...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Asia, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, China, Southeast Asia, India, US, America, Seo, Eu, Snapchat, Netflix

Did Squidward Have A Wife? SpongeBob SquarePants Theory Explained & Debunked

Even though SpongeBob SquarePants is aimed at children, it hasn’t been safe from all types of theories, of which many don’t make much sense, such as one that says the reason why Squidward is always sad is that he misses his wife. Nickelodeon has been home to a variety of cartoons that have become very popular with viewers, but the most successful Nicktoon to date is SpongeBob SquarePants, created by Stephen Hillenburg. The show made its debut in 1999 and has since become one of the longest-runn...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Nickelodeon, Gary, Krusty Krab, Patrick Star, Squidward, Stephen Hillenburg, Nicktoon, Sandy Cheeks, Tiktok, Squidward Tentacles, Mr Krabs, Squilvia

‘It spreads like a disease’: how pro-eating-disorder videos reach teens on TikTok

Although the platform bans content promoting dangerous weight loss, hashtags such as #skinnycheck can still be foundInstagram has attracted a firestorm after whistleblower Frances Haugen revealed internal research showing the platform downplayed proof of its toxic effects – including the rise of eating disorders – on children.But such issues are not limited to the Facebook-owned social media company. The Guardian has found a variety of harmful pro-anorexia hashtags remain searchable on the popul...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Technology, US news, Eating Disorders, The Guardian, Young People, Tiktok, Frances Haugen

Should Lawyers Use TikTok For Marketing?

One of the best ways to understand how to take advantage of TikTok to market your law practice is to see how other lawyers are using it.
Tags: Technology, Law, Marketing, Nicole Black, Tiktok

Meet the millennial and Gen Z founders dressing Jill Biden, opening NFT art galleries, and raising millions in funding

"Star, Rising" is a series highlighting early entrepreneurs and businesses. Samantha Lee/Insider Insider's series Star, Rising highlights early-stage entrepreneurs and companies who are gaining popularity. So far, Insider has profiled founders all over the world who are innovating their respective industries. Here are the 15 burgeoning business owners in Insider's Star, Rising series. The pandemic spurred a new wave of entrepreneurship, prompting people to start their own compani...
Tags: Apple, UK, London, France, Germany, Nigeria, Africa, US, Trends, Paris, Showtime, Paris Hilton, Barbie, Lauren Bacall, Index Ventures, Yeezy

Homeowners ‘jab’ at anti-vaxxers with divisive Halloween displays

One Twitter user showcased a series of human skulls situated next to front-yard gravestones inscribed with epitaphs such as, "Trusted Ivermectin more than science."
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Halloween, New York Post, Design, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, News Brief, Tiktok, Coronavirus, COVID

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