How to Lip Sync on TikTok
TikTok is a social media app that has taken off like a rocket in the last two years. Do you remember Vine? Well, TikTok is like a reinvention of that, but with a lot more features to play with.
TikTok users can share 15 or 60-second videos of themselves doing pretty much anything. The scope of what’s possible is endless. As with all other social media apps, you can follow other users and leave comments. As well as search for hashtags and verified accounts. It’s pretty easy to repost to your other social media platforms, like Instagram or Twitter.
What You Can Do With Lip-Sync
Whether you just want to make a fun video for your friend or you’re focused on gaining followers, the lip-sync function does more than just let you sing.
Lip-syncing on TikTok lets you perfectly match your own movements to that of various audio pieces within the app.
For example; think of your favorite comedy routine. You can gain a lot of followers by syncing your video to other’s audio. Performing an outstanding comedy routine with your own facial expressions is a great way to create familiar content in your own way.
Several influencers on TikTok have used the chorus in a song to really make a point. This type of video is often comical, political, heart-warming, or thought-provoking.
There are a lot of fun and unique things that you can do with the lip-sync function. Let’s dive right into how you can make your own lip-sync video.
How to Lip-Sync on TikTok
Odds are all of us can lip-sync to at least one song perfectly. Whether it’s in the shower or on the bus wearing a pair of headphones, it allows us to take on the role of the singer and maybe put our own spin on it.
If you’re on TikTok, you’ve got to get lip-syncing. It’s like the law of the land over there. But, how exactly would you go about making a lip-syncing video on TikTok? This is what you do:
Open the Tik Tok app and tap the “+” button which enables you to make a new video.
You have to choose a song that you want to lip-sync to. Press the musical note which is at the top of the screen and you’ll be able to see all the available songs.
Go back to the recording screen. On the right side of the screen, there’s an icon with a musical note and a pair of scissors.
Clicking on that will let you choose which part of the song you want to use. Then press the check button and you’ll go back to the previous screen.
Now, hold the red button. TikTok will play the chosen song and record your “performance” at the same time. After you are done, you can go back and edit to your heart’s content.
When you let go of the red recording button, you’ll see a preview of your video. You’ll see the musical note button at the top of the screen again.
Press the musical note and you’ll be able to tweak the sound and your lip movements to make it perfect.
Getting the Views
Now that you’ve put all of that work into perfecting your TikTok lip-sync video, you’ll want to make sure that it gets engagements (likes, comments, shares, etc.). Depending on how familiar you are with TikTok’s inner-workings and the culture of the app, we’ll review a few helpful hints in this section.
On the posting page, you can choose to share your new video with everyone or save it as a draft to finish up later. But, if you’re trying to get as many views and likes as possible you’ll need to add some hashtags too!
One of the more popular hashtags is #FYP or #ForYouPage. TikTok creators hope that by using this particular hashtag they will wind up on the For You Page (the home screen of TikTok that shows users content based on an algorithm of things they like).
Of course, you should also add hashtags that fit your content like #TikTokComedy.
No matter how great your TikTok video is, you won’t get any views if you don’t have the followers or know-how to promote it. Hashtags are just another great way to do this with a lip-sync video.
Frequently Asked Questions
Even though TikTok has been around for quite a while, it is just now taking off with some older generations. If you’re new to TikTok, we have some more information here for you!
Is TikTok only for kids?
Absolutely not! There seems to be a running joke between Millenials and GenX that they’ve invaded TikTok in 2021. The application hosts more than just dancing and singing. You can learn new recipes, fitness routines, find opinion pieces, and more.
There’s even a ‘Mom TikTok,’ a ‘Farmer’s TikTok,’ and more (meaning this content is becoming very popular and you’re likely to find it on your For You Page). The possibilities are endless.
Can I change the background of my lip-sync video?
Yes! If you’re doing a comedy skit there are some great backgrounds under the ‘Effects’ tab that change your background to a comedy club. The same goes for if you want a concert or stadium behind you.
If you’re doing an opinion piece or covering a news story you can use the green screen effect to display a news article or any other image you’d like.
Changing the background of your video can add more depth to your lip-sync video making it even more engaging.
Easy and Fun
TikTok users are quick to pick up on all the details and features the app has to offer. It’s not hard to understand why it has captured the attention of so many people, especially youngsters. It provides a perfect outlet for that youthful expression and freedom. And it does the same for those in their 30s and 40s too, especially the ones who retain their musical and creative side, which TikTok certainly capitalizes on.
TikTok is great fun, but it’s also proved to be a social media giant. Its quick rise to the top matches the enthusiasm people have for it. Music never goes out fashion, and we do live in an era of sharing. Surely, they’ll keep adding more features that will solidify users’ interest. We’ll see.
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