About the author : Michael Lafferty

Have you heard of the latest social media sensation called TikTok? It’s a new app that lets users share videos of themselves singing and dancing to popular songs. With more than 1 billion downloads since it launched in 2016, the app is particularly popular among young people who are under 18. What is TikTok? TikTok is taking the world by storm with its catchy concept and addicting nature. The app officially came onto the scene in 2016 after a merger with a similar app, Musical.ly. Both apps let users share short-form vertical videos of them lip-syncing and dancing to popular songs. It’s very similar to the Vine app that Twitter released back in 2013 that was shuttered in 2017. TikTok videos can be up to fifteen seconds long, which is more than twice as long as the Vine’s limit of six seconds. TikTok also places a greater emphasis on sharing…