A profile picture can reveal a lot about a person. If you change it frequently, it could signify someone’s mood swing or a particularly good hair day worth celebrating.
Some people don’t even bother uploading one, considering it irrelevant. Some may spend a lot of time thinking about it. Your social media profile picture is a part of how you present yourself to the world.
Social media platforms are more or less places to post pictures. It’s Instagram that leads the way in that department, but TikTok reigns supreme in the world of short videos. You can present yourself and your audio-visual creativity with this social media app.
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The World of TikTok
You either dive right in, or you’re apprehensive. For some, TikTok is an entertainment wonder, but for others, it’s a scary unknown. In other words, kids love it, but their parents are confused by it.
In the TikTok app, you are immediately sucked in by videos of mostly young people lip-syncing, dancing, performing comedy, or just goofing around. You might hear Rihanna’s song and a soundbite from someone you’ve never heard of while you’re looking for where to go from there. That’s perfectly normal. It’s called TikTok.
It takes some time for us to discover all the possibilities of a new app when we first start using it. We’re likely to use it for a while without realizing certain settings we’d prefer. However, the basics are usually covered. In order to continue exploring TikTok and its interesting features, it would be a good idea to add details to your profile first. Mostly your username and profile picture.
In order to change your username, which is also an important part of your online presentation, follow these steps:
- Click on the Profile button at the bottom right corner of your TikTok app.
- Click “Edit profile” next.
- Your new username will appear on the next page.
Changing the Picture
Here’s how you upload and change your profile picture:
- Go to the profile page of your TikTok app. Tap the ‘Profile’ icon in the lower right corner to access your profile.
- Just under your profile image, click ‘Edit profile’.
- You can also upload a profile video by tapping on ‘Change video.’
- Choose one of the options in the popup window. If you would like to crop a photo again, you can upload a photo, take a photo, or view your current photo and crop it again.
- Click ‘Confirm’.
In TikTok’s round profile picture slot, you can crop the photo and make it fit as well as possible.
You can also change your profile photo on TikTok this way. If you’re on your profile page, skip clicking “Edit profile” and just:
- You can access your profile photo by tapping it.
- You will see your current profile photo. You will see a pencil icon underneath it.
- Press it and you’ll be able to upload a new photo.
However, TikTok also offers the option of posting a short video as your profile. Since TikTok is a short video clip app, it makes sense that users will want to choose a picture in motion for their profile. The process of setting it up is very similar to changing your profile picture. The only thing you have to do is:
- Go to your profile page on TikTok.
- “Change video” is next to “Change photo.”
- You can select a video from your device’s video gallery.
- Now you can trim and select 6 seconds of that video for your profile.
- The video will be uploaded once you click “Save”.
The video can also be removed by tapping and holding the uploaded profile video. From the pop-up menu, click “Remove.”.
Completing Your Profile
We’ll discuss other things you should update on your profile now that you have the perfect profile picture.
Add a description to your Bio whether you want to gain more followers or better understand your content niche. You can use this tag line to let other users know what to expect from your TikTok account. Keep in mind that you only have 80 characters to make an impression.
You can also update your username. For others to recognize (or find) your page, you need a catchy username that is easily recognizable and reflects your content.
Having a complete profile page on TikTok is a fantastic way to encourage others to follow you. In order to stay relevant, you’ll also need to update it periodically. Keep your followers informed, but don’t make too many changes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you’re new to TikTok or simply have more questions, this section is for you! Here are more answers to your most frequently asked questions.
In TikTok, potential followers choose to follow you based on your videos, so you’re probably overthinking which profile picture to choose.
You should choose a profile picture that makes you look good, summarizes what your TikTok page is about, and stands out (there are millions of creators). Lighting and poses should be of high quality and easily recognizable as people scroll through the numerous TikTok videos.
Fortunately, TikTok allows you to change your profile picture as often as you like. Your name can only be changed once every 30 days, but your profile picture can be changed as often as you like.
Although, if you change your picture several times a day or week, your followers may find it hard to keep up, so it’s probably best to stick with one picture and keep it that way.
Users who prefer the web browser cannot change their profile pictures on TikTok. In order to update your profile picture, you will need to use the mobile application.
Some Say Tick, Others Say Check (Or Is It, Tock?)
The TikTok app might be a bit hectic for some, but it’s a sea of endless fun for others. In order to make it easier for you to direct, record, and upload your videos, it only takes a few quick steps to create your profile.
Comment below if you prefer a picture or a video for your TikTok profile.