TikTok: Here’s How to Create an Account

Sign up on the video-sharing app

TikTok is a video-sharing app on iOS and Android
TikTok

When you first open video-creation application TikTok, it won’t ask you to create an account. Instead, it will simply show you a feed of videos that you can watch. Our guide will show you how to create an account within the TikTok app.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the TikTok app on iOS.

Step 1: Tap the profile button in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Tap “Sign Up with Phone or Email” to create an account using your phone number or email address. Or, tap the Facebook, Google or Twitter logo to create a TikTok account by connecting to your existing Facebook, Google or Twitter account. Note: For our guide, we’ll show you how to create an account using your phone number or email address.

Step 3: If you tapped “Sign Up with Phone or Email” in Step 2, use the scroll wheels to set your birthdate.

Step 4: Once you’ve set the wheels to your birthdate, tap the red arrow button on the right side of the screen.

From here, you’ll go through one of two processes, depending on whether you want to create an account using your phone number or your email address. We’ve split the directions into two sections below. Please refer to the steps under the option you choose.

Sign up with your phone number

Step 1: If you want to create an account using your phone number, type your phone number and tap the red arrow button on the right side of the screen. If you want to sign up using your email address, tap “Email” to the right of “Phone” near the top of the screen and refer to the directions under “Sign up with your email” below.

Step 2: TikTok will send you a four-digit verification code in a text message. Enter this code and tap the arrow button on the right side of the screen. After you’ve completed this step, please refer to the “Finish signing up” section below to continue creating your account.

Sign up with your email

Step 1: If you want to create an account using your email address, tap “Email” to the right of “Phone” near the top of the screen. If you want to create an account with your phone number, refer to the directions under “Sign up with your phone number” above.

Step 2: Type your email address and tap the red arrow button on the right side of the screen.

Step 3: A verification menu will pop up on the screen. Follow the instructions on this menu to verify your email address.

Finish signing up

After you’ve added either your phone number or email address to your account, type the password you want your account to have, and then tap the red arrow button on the right side of the screen to finish creating your account.