TikTok has taken the West by storm after making it big in China in 2016. It recently bought Musical.ly – the popular lip synching app – for close to $1 billion and included it in the TikTok app.

With TikTok, you can make and share short music, comedy, dance, and general creative videos and then share them with the 500 million-strong TikTok community.

The app has become massively popular and could be considered a video version of Instagram, where users can watch videos instead of just look at photos.

The main idea of TikTok is to create a 15-second or less video, then edit it with filters, stickers, and background music from a variety of genres like hip-hop, pop or electronic.

Users can follow existing trends such as lip-synching, singing with friends, dance and more, or they can create their own trend by putting hashtags on their videos.

Due to the immense popularity of the app around the world, it has been used by celebrities to engage with their fans and build their brand and has also created several online celebrities.

If you’re looking for a platform to use as an outlet for your creativity, then you could do worse than the latest version of TikTok – the app is a great place to get inspired and have some fun, especially if you’ve got some musical talent.

Best Features of TikTok

SHORT VIDEOS: TikTok is built up of short videos that don’t take much time or effort to put together. You won’t have to have a production studio in your garage, and you don’t even need any real talent to start sharing videos with the community.

EDITING TOOLS: Once you’ve put your short video together, you can use the app’s editing tools to make it look professional and more vibrant. This saves you from needing to learn your way around a video editing software on the computer, and much like Instagram’s preset filters allows you to make your content look great with ease.

MASSIVE COMMUNITY: With more than 500 million downloads, the TikTok community is one of the largest in the world at the moment (it’s almost half the size of Facebook). That means that no matter where you are in the world, you can always find other people using the app. Your content can reach the far corners of the world with the press of a button. It was the most downloaded app on the Apple App Store for the first half f 2018.

FREE TO USE: You’ll never have to pay a penny to use TikTok, it’s totally free and comes with no in-app purchases.

EASY TO USE: The Interface is friendly to all users – hence why the app is so popular, it doesn’t take any real know-how to use it.

PROCRASTINATION: Your five-minute breaks will never be the same again now that you have TikTok. You can watch all sorts of great content and learn things along the way.

Download the latest version of TikTok for Android, free

To get the latest version of the world’s most popular new app, simply press the button at the top of the page and you’ll be taken to Google Play, where you can install it.