TikTok Stories are short clips that last max of 15 seconds and disappear after 24 hours.
To create a TikTok Story:
TikTok constantly introduces new features to stay ahead in the social media world. The app rolled out the Shop feature and the Gaming tab. In August 2021, TikTok added Stories to their feature offering to stay relevant among the other social media giants - Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook.
TikTok Stories rolled out first in the US and UK, but the feature should now be available worldwide with the latest app update.
In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about TikTok Stories, where to find them, how to create them, and how you can tap into the potential of Stories.
TikTok Stories are 15-second short clips that expire after 24, as you’d expect based on other social media stories features.
When you post a Story, it appears on your profile with the tag ‘Story,’ it’s displayed on your profile with the tag ‘Story’ in the left corner of the video. Users can tap on it and see your Story.
The Story appears with a blue ‘Story’ tag at the bottom-left corner of the screen when someone opens your Story.
However, currently, TikTok doesn’t have a special tab where you can scroll through Stories. Your Stories will appear on other people’s ‘For You’ and ‘Following’ pages just like ordinary TikTok videos.
Also, if you post more than one Story, they appear in a sequence, as a string of short clips. Your followers can also comment and react to your Story, which appears on the Story publicly.
You can see who has seen your story. However, you need to have the Post views option enabled in Settings > Privacy > Post Views.
Open the story and tap on the ‘[number] views’ in the bottom left corner.
Check out also how to see who has viewed your profile.
Creating a TikTok Story involves similar steps, just like a regular Story.
The Story will appear as a regular TikTok video with the tag ‘Story’ in the top-left corner of the video.
After posting the Story, you can change the privacy settings. Open the Story and tap on ‘Privacy settings’ in the bottom-right corner. Here you can adjust the ‘Who can watch this video’ and ‘Allow comments’ settings.
After the Story expires, it’s stored in the ‘Stories archive’ tab in the Private videos section on your profile, which only you can see. However, if you delete the Story, it doesn't get stored in the Stories achieve.
If you want to delete the TikTok Story before the 24 hours have passed, go to your profile, tap on the Story you want to delete, tap on the three dots in the bottom-right corner, and select ‘Delete.’ Confirm your choice again by tapping on ‘Delete.’ in the pop-up window.
As with any other new feature, you may be wondering what the benefit of TikTok Stories is and whether you should give it a go.
Here are several reasons why TikTok Stories are a feature you definitely need to try, regardless if you have a personal or a business account:
TikTok Stories appear on your ‘For You’ and ‘Following’ pages. You can differentiate them from regular TikTok videos by the ‘Story’ tab that appears in the top-left corner of the video.
However, if you want to see a Story from a particular user, go to their profile. If they have posted a Story, it will appear on their profile with the tag ‘Story.’
When you open their Story, you'll also see a blue tag 'Story' in the bottom-left corner of the video.
TikTok Stories are 15-second short clips that disappear after 24 hours. TikTok started rolling Stories in August 2021 in a test mode, but the feature should now be available worldwide.
When you upload a Story on TikTok, it appears on your profile with the tag ‘Story’ in the top-left corner. Your Story can appear on the ‘For You’ and ‘Following’ pages for other users. Your followers can also see your Story if they go to your profile.
TikTok Stories introduce many benefits for creators and businesses, such as greater engagement, reach, promotional activities and audience attention.