What is a TikToker?

A Tik Tok user

A TikToker is a person who uses TikTok, which is a video-sharing social platform. The term is simply a combination of "TikTok" and "user," the same way that "YouTuber" is a combination of "YouTube" and "user."

What does a TikToker do?

A TikToker may just use the platform for watching other people's videos for entertainment purposes, much like YouTube. However, most TikTokers upload and share their own videos, which may be for comedic, motivational, dramatic, and informational purposes.

What is TikTok?

TikTok is a social networking service that allows people to share 15-second videos via its mobile app. It was initially released in China in 2016 by ByteDance as "A.me" but was then changed to "Douyin." It premiered in the United States in 2018 after TikTok merged with musical.ly, another video-sharing social platform.

TikTok trends

Many pop-culture trends have birthed from TikTok due to a large number of celebrities, artists, teens, and young adults that use the platform. These trends gain traction partially due to TikTokers' "For You" (FYP) pages, which feature content culled by TikTok's AI. The AI selects and promotes content for TikTokers based on the user's activity it has collected.


"Who's your fav TikToker?"
"Zach King fo sho."

Dancing TikToker

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Last Updated: March 23, 2021

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