TikTok , a lip-syncing app with 800 million active users worldwide, is known for its viral challenges that migrate to other social media platforms - Instagram , YouTube, and Facebook. TikTok challenges helped this platform to gain its fame and become one of the most downloaded apps the world over.
The 4K Download team has prepared a definitive guide on what TikTok challenges actually are, which ones are hot right now and how to make them.
What is a TikTok challenge
TikTok challenges are flashmobs launched by an influencer or creator and then reproduced by casual TikTok users. TikTok challenges are the primary content on the platform. The more people take part in a challenge, the more viral it goes. For many users, taking part in TikTok challenges is an actionable way to get discovered on the Recommended page and attract new followers. Viral songs also contribute to the popularity of flash mobs.
To find trending TikTok challenges, you need to head to the Discover page on the TikTok website or in the mobile app. Depending on your location, you will see challenges popular in your country of residence. Challenges that are on top in the UK will not be the same as those in India, for instance. Yet, some of them are internationally popular.
If you want to discover challenges trending in different regions, you can use a VPN but note that this works only for the web version. In a mobile app, even the VPN usage won’t help you see other content except the one popular in your country of residence. Yet, knowing relevant hashtags or keywords, you still can find it when searching.
The most viral TikTok songs 2020
Music has a special spot on TikTok; many users discover new tracks to add in their playlists from social media. And as you already guess, the popularity of a TikTok challenge also depends on a chosen track.
These are songs that are popular for Spring, 2020:
Balenciaga by Y3M3$
Boss B*tch by Doja Cat
Losing it by Fisher
Plain Jane by A$AP Ferg and Nicki Minaj
Nonstop by Drake
Drank and Drugs by Lil Kleine and Ronnie Flex
The Box by Roddy Ricch
Cannibal by Kesha
Apart from songs, TikTokers also use lines from movies, memes and cartoons and lip-sync to them.
7 Best TikTok challenges 2020
If you open home pages or head to Discover in the TikTok app or website, you will find the trending TikTok challenges made by creators and influencers in 2020. Although they have different plots and ideas, all of them are lip-synced to songs, memes or movies’ lines with their creators dancing with music at the background.
TikTok challenges change quickly, so if you read this article in a week time, you will find other flash mobs, not mentioned here as these will be too outdated. Still, let’s discover which challenges are trending at the moment.
A relatable challenge if you want to tell your problems to go away.
In the challenge created by Bella and Dallin Lambert , two people stand in front of a mirror with one dancing and the other holding still while recording the video. Then when Drake says “Look, I just flipped a switch” in his song, the couple swap outfits and positions.
Well, the challenge is worth a thousand words:
As TikTok itself says, if you fancy yourself as a poet, now's your time to share your creativity. In this challenge, TikTokers play a phrase starting with “Roses are red” in Google Translate and put a rhyming line from a movie, cartoon, popular memes or make it up by themselves.
With the #flatbut challenge, you can check if your body is curvy enough. If you pass the test, good luck - it is.
The majority of TikTok challenges are dances. This one was launched by Jalaiah Harmon, a 14-year-old TikTok creator. Originally, this challenge was a dance masterclass; now users just dance to the song.
Another dance challenge made with a Megan Thee Stallion’s latest hit at the background.
3 2 1 Go
A cringy, creepy and funny TikTok challenge where users post their or their friend’s best and the most cursed photos.
Another interpretation of the challenge is replacing your photos with images from creepy movies.
How to take part in TikTok challenges?
Influencers and popular TikTok creators create some TikTok challenges. Sometimes, however, the app itself helps to launch a challenge and thus makes it viral . Such videos promote the app, attract new users and help brands create viral marketing campaigns.
The challenge creation process is rather straightforward: influencers launch a trend and ask their audience to repost, share and participate in the challenge. Descriptions of such videos always have hashtags by which other users can find the content. Thus people generate the content on their own and make it go viral. If you want to take part in someone else’s TikTok challenge, you need to find a video and make your own with the same music, plot and idea.
If you want to create your own TikTok challenge, you will need to:
Be active on the platform, upload video content regularly, use viral music and relevant hashtags.
Take part in contests hosted by influencers and TikTok itself.
Promote your profile with influencers, make duets with other creators, and promote your TikTok channel on other social media platforms.
Post videos on a regular basis and make quality content without violating the platform’s rules.
If your clips are quality, original and creative, people would love to repeat them. The more people participate, the more reach, virality and popularity you will get as a creator.