Tik Tokfor Windows


Short bursts of entertainment

Watch your friends and favorite streamers on a bigger screen. Share your silly music videos for others to watch and comment on.

Watch music videos on the big screen


Create your own unique videos or watch other streamers’ live feeds.

Join in the fun with Tik Tok for Windows. It’s a desktop version of the popular mobile app for iOS and Android.

Watch content from friends and other people you follow. There’s plenty of new videos to digest as they are uploaded constantly. Use the handy explore buttons to find the usernames of your favorite streamers. There are funny, talented, and outright questionable videos to discover, so you’ll never run out of original stuff to watch. Enhance your experience on the desktop version, as all of their videos have HD quality.

Don’t wait around for something to load. Tik Tok for Windows has a speedy load-up time so that you can get stuck into some entertaining content straight away.

Keep teens safe with parental locks. This option is available on the mobile version as well, but it works better on the desktop version because you can use Windows’ built-in locks, too.

Despite this, Tik Tok still remains an unsuitable program for teenagers if left unsupervised. The videos can sometimes have sexual themes or provocative dancing that parents might not want their children to watch.

Another downfall is that you have to download an emulator before you can use Tik Tok. They usually don’t take up a lot of disc space, but it can be frustrating to download a program and have it running every time you want to use Tik Tok.

Where can you run this program?

This program is available for Windows 10 and later.

What are the key differences between mobile app and TikTok for Windows?

TikTok for Windows and the TikTok mobile app offer a similar experience in terms of watching and creating short-form videos. 

However, there are some key differences between the two platforms.

User interface

The TikTok for Windows app has a desktop-oriented interface that is optimized for larger screens. It features a wider layout with more space for video thumbnails and descriptions.

The mobile app, on the other hand, is designed for smaller screens and has a more condensed interface.

Video creation  

Both the TikTok for Windows app and the mobile app allow users to create and edit short-form videos. However, the mobile app offers more features for video creation, such as the ability to use the phone's camera for recording and the ability to add filters and effects directly from the app. 

The TikTok for Windows app requires users to use a webcam for recording and to add filters and effects using a separate editing software.  

Video discovery

Both the TikTok for Windows app and the mobile app use algorithms to recommend videos to users based on their interests and viewing history. 

However, the mobile app has a more robust recommendation system that takes into account a wider range of factors, such as the user's location and social network.  

Overall experience

The TikTok for Windows app and the TikTok mobile app offer a similar overall experience in terms of watching and creating short-form videos. However, the mobile app offers a more immersive and feature-rich experience that is better suited for on-the-go use. 

The TikTok for Windows app is a good option for users who want to watch TikTok videos on a larger screen or who want to use a keyboard and mouse to create videos.  

How to go live on TikTok desktop

TikTok LIVE Studio is a desktop application developed by TikTok that allows content creators to stream live videos directly to their TikTok accounts from their computers. It offers a user-friendly interface and a variety of features to enhance live streaming experiences.

Using TikTok LIVE Studio to stream live videos on TikTok from your computer involves a straightforward process that can be summarized in these steps:

  1. Download and Install TikTok LIVE Studio
  2. Launch TikTok LIVE Studio and sign in
  3. Set up your broadcast:
    • On the main interface, you'll see a preview of your webcam and options to adjust settings like camera selection, microphone selection, and audio levels
  4. Enter broadcast details:
    • Provide a title for your live stream, choose a category, and add a cover image if desired. You can also enable sub-only mode and decide whether to end the stream when the live broadcast stops

Once you're ready to go live, click the "Start Recording" button. You'll be prompted to select a stream key and server URL, which you can obtain from the "Live" section of your TikTok Creator Profile. 

Is there a better alternative?

Yes. LIKE is a similar video community app and has more safeguarding options for teens.

Our take

Tik Tok for Windows doesn’t have the same appeal as its mobile version. It’s harder to create content on a desktop, but it remains a great choice for viewing content.

Should you download it?

Yes. If you want a desktop version of Tik Tok, this is the right program for you.


  • Great quality videos
  • Content loads fast
  • Great safety features


  • Must download emulator to run Tik Tok
  • Performance issues when creating videos
  • Limited features
  • Unsuitable for a younger audience

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