Much like Instagram and Snapchat, TikTok has now added its very own Stories feature. If you’re a frequent user of TikTok and feel as though learning about what their Stories feature is all about, then continue reading!
We’ll explain everything you need to know about TikTok Stories in this blog post, along with some other tips and tricks you might find helpful!
What are TikTok Stories?
TikTok Stories work in the same way that Instagram and Snapchat Stories do. They’ll disappear from your account after 24 hours, leaving users only able to view it during that time.
But, there is something that separates TikTok’s features from the rest.
Users are allowed to comment on other people’s stories, for everyone to see. Unlike Instagram or Snapchat, when you reply to a Story only the user whose story you reply to will be able to see your comment. On TikTok, it will be shown to anyone who might stumble upon the Story.
Although this might not mean much to you if you don’t find yourself commenting on other users’ content, it might be something you want to keep in the back of your mind.
How to Post to TikTok Story
Again, TikTok Stories work almost in the same way that Instagram and Snapchat do, besides the things we already discussed. The process to post your own Story is pretty simple. To get started just follow these steps:
- Open the TikTok app.
- Click on the “+” located at the bottom of your screen in the middle.
- On the bottom of your screen where it says “Camera,” swipe to the left until it says “Story.”
- Record the content that you want to share.
- Edit your video by adding a filter, sticker, or caption, and click “Post to Story.”
Your video will now be on your Story for 24 hours for your friends and whoever else might come across your page to see.
Why don’t I have TikTok Stories?
If you can’t seem to find the “Story” button anywhere, then chances are your phone isn’t updated to the latest version. If even after you update your app you still don’t have the feature, then it’s probably because it isn’t available in your location just yet.
No worries, though. Just because you don’t have the option to post TikTok Stories now doesn’t mean you won’t ever be able to. Continue updating your app and checking back in on it until you see that the feature is now available for you to use.
Although TikTok Stories aren’t as popular as posting a regular TikTok, the option is always there for you if you change your mind. If you want to switch your content up a bit, then try posting a Story and see if you get any more engagement than you usually would.
Another reason you might want to try using TikTok Stories is if you only want something on your profile for a short amount of time. Since it will only be available for users to see for 24 hours, try posting something like you would on either Snapchat or Instagram due to the limited time frame it has.