Apps similar to TikTok: Top 6 Android and iOS counterparts

The social network TikTok changed the world in 2018. The concept of 15-second clips with songs, humorous and artistic sketches and dance duets came to the taste of millions of viewers. On the wave of popularity of the “original,” applications similar to the social network TicToc appeared – some copy the ideas in their entirety, while others exploit individual features. Now is the time to understand the details and choose the right competitor!

What are the analogues of TickTock?

People have been trying to copy the best for a long time. И TikTok – is no exception. Immediately after the release of the social network, there were those who dreamed, if not to overthrow the “king”, then at least to move a little and gain fame and audience. And, if you choose the best “copies”, the list is hardly long. Competitors are still trying to invent a new social networking formula based on familiar concepts and ideas.  

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Like

Like is the closest analogue of TikTok, common in Russia, Europe and the CIS countries. The idea is all the same – short clips of 15 or 60 seconds, a built-in graphic editor with effects and filters, additional visual elements and add-ons, and a news feed with unlimited content. There are a lot of bloggers – some even moved from TikTok, the rest started their careers from the social network Like and did not try to get out of the already conquered part of the virtual world.

Like

Like also impresses with the speed of development of additional features – the menu has already appeared and live broadcasts, and a platform for raffles and even a system of “ranks” that determine the status in the universe, where entertainment, documentary and sharp social content rules.

Kwai

Kwai is a social network that is gradually losing its audience to Like and TikTok due to the strange actions of the administration, unworkable rules, and content that goes beyond 18+. Despite its shortcomings, Kwai is increasingly common in the Asian market, where short clips with stickers, text, special effects and masks are still in demand and are not going out of style. This is due to the thematic division of content and the impressive diversity: for each of the categories (fashion, blogging, comedy, cooking) there is bound to be a thousand unique videos.

Kwai

One of the drawbacks of Kwai is the inaction of moderators and administrators – nobody even tries to block obscene comments, which results in inappropriate and obscene messages popping up every now and then. And the audience, for the most part, is barely 16 years old.

Quik

Quik is not analogous to TikTok in terms of the functionality it offers and the social interaction elements available. Quik is a graphical editor that allows you to fully modify recorded videos with filters and effects. In addition to manual editing, automatic editing scenarios are also provided: just choose a style (the program has 23 templates with transitions, animated screensavers and pre-prepared texts, and third-party visual elements), and then – unlock access to the “Gallery”.

Quik

With the rest of Quik, available for iOS и Android, can do it in minutes. It stitches disparate elements together, turns photos into slideshows, slows down some pieces, and adds music to others. One more second and you’re ready to share on social media!

Vigo Video

Vigo Video is a social network based on the ideas and concepts of TikTok, but aimed primarily at the “regional” viewer from India. The newsfeed includes dances in folk costumes, footage from Bollywood movies, and clips dedicated to cooking national dishes. Finding Russian bloggers who have mastered Vigo Video is difficult – even after the hashtags are entered, the same dancers, cooks, and comedians from India will remain in the list of available videos.

Vigo Video

Despite the presence of a language barrier, sometimes it’s curious to take a look at life beyond the same TikTok. Well, if you don’t like the content, there’s no need to leave Vigo Video – apart from the clip feed, there are also editing tools available: slideshows, filters, effects – in less than 5 minutes a new video, perfected to perfection, will appear in “Gallery”.

Pinterest

Pinterest is a social network centered around collecting themed images (recipes, photos, illustrations, comics) on a personal page. What to do with the content found next depends on the desired result: some bloggers look for inspiration on Pinterest and try to generate content according to what they see, while others compile slideshows from the pictures and upload them to TikTok (alternatively, they try to complete Challenges and sports challenges together with their audience).

Pinterest

4shared

4shared is a hosting site that holds millions of files: music, videos and themed images, books and documents – it’s easy to find that content you’ve been missing for a long time through the site’s search engine.

4shared

Although 4Shared is not even remotely similar to the social network TikTok, many bloggers turn to this kind of media content finder for suitable music, unusual visuals and trendy items: entertaining videos, news and articles describing events happening in the world.

What’s the best choice

Tik Tok changed the concept of social networking and in a matter of months moved the big-name competitors in the form of Facebook, Instagram and even VKontakte and settled into its own niche, which was immediately attacked by competitors. Thus came the emergence of Like и Kwai for Android и iOS, which offer the same user experience and similar features.

Is it worth moving on to a competitor? Hardly: TikTok, although it does not serve uncensored content and imposes a lot of restrictions, has a larger audience and formally allows you to move up the career ladder faster, gaining sponsors and advertising contracts.

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