You might have heard about a new short video app called Tik Tok. Short videos on interesting things or just funny moments is what made Vine THE app to have several years ago, at least until it was bought by Twitter and subsequently shut down in 2017. However, Tik Tok is so powerful there are already professional Tik Tok uploaders. Because everything has to be monetized in this day an age. I was curious about Tik Tok and it looked rather familiar. Turns out, it’s a re-brand of musically which was bought by a company in China. The app is known as Douyin in China. The premise is simple, think Snapchat stories or Facebook stories.

To break it down for us all, I found this helpful video from MacDoesIt to help us figure out this Tik Tok phenomena.