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Using TikTok on a PC or Mac – Here Is How It Works


This article was contributed bz Amy Fischer who works as a content creator for Visible Webs.

TikTok is one of the trendiest and fastest-growing social networks in the world. With millions of followers, brands and content creators constantly look for ways to grow their following and engagement. You can use the free editing tools on the platform to make your videos more entertaining and earn free TikTok followers. Alternatively, you can edit your videos using powerful editing computer software and update them later once you are done.

Although using TikTok is easy, users with the app version may not know how to access the platform with something other than their phones. So, in this article, we’ll show you how to install and use TikTok on a PC or Mac.

How to Install and Use TikTok

TikTok has thousands of entertaining videos that keep you glued to your screen. But what happens if your smartphone malfunctions or has no charge left? Fortunately, there is a way to access TikTok from other internet-enabled devices, such as your computer. However, to start using the social media platform on your computer, you must first learn how to access it. Here is how to do that with a Mac or PC:

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This is the easiest way of accessing TikTok via a PC or Mac..

Ensure your device is connected to the internet. Then, on a browser of your choice, type “TikTok.com” on the search bar and click enter.

When the webpage loading is complete, scroll through the video catalog to view popular videos that have been automatically picked for you per your region. If you don’t fancy the videos generated on your feed, log in to view those posted by the accounts you follow.

To sign in to your account, click on “log in” at the top right corner of TikTok’s webpage. If you don’t have an account, create one by clicking “sign up” at the bottom of the login page.

Once logged in, the following options should appear on the left side of your screen: ”Following,” “For You,” “Suggested accounts,” and “Your top accounts.” The “for you” tab shows videos generated per your previous engagements.

Clicking on the “following tab” will show you a list of people you follow, while the “suggested accounts” will recommend accounts to follow. Lastly, choosing the “your top accounts” option will avail the list of creators you regularly interact with.

How to Upload Videos via TikTok Website

You don’t need a smartphone to upload videos to TikTok.

After logging in to your account, click on the cloud-shaped icon at the top right corner to be redirected to the upload page. Unfortunately, the web version of TikTok doesn’t have built-in editing tools like the smartphone version. So, ensure you edit your videos using third-party editing software before uploading your videos.

Pick the video you want to upload from your computer and ensure it’s in mp4 or Webm format. The video should have a resolution of 720×1280 or higher and not longer than 60 seconds. After uploading the video, add a caption and cover image and set viewer restrictions if necessary before hitting the “post” button.


Using TikTok on a smartphone daily can be a bit boring, or you may want to watch your videos on a bigger screen. Furthermore, your phone may be low on charge. Using TikTok on a PC or Mac can improve your experience and allow you to put your phone aside. Simply follow the tips we provided to use TikTok on a Mac or PC, so you can keep watching and uploading amazing content whenever you want.

About the author

Amy Fischer works as a content creator for Visible Webs. She attended University of Haifa International School. Despite the fact that she is still young, she is a very experienced specialist who is well versed in economics and banking. Also in her spare time, Amy shares her experience and interesting news with the readers of various blogs.

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