Sometimes all it takes to go viral is one video (be it good or bad) that captures the masses' attention.

And occasionally, it's by a stroke of dumb luck. However, there's a few things you can do to increase your chance of going viral.

If you are ready to be a viral sensation on TikTok, then read on as media update's Saads Abrahams gives you the 411:

First things first, you do not need to have a large following to go viral on TikTok — the TikTok algorithm doesn't work that way. Rather, it looks at videos you've previously watched and engaged with. So:

Entice engagement

You need:
  • likes
  • comments, and
  • shares.
Your video needs something that makes people want to engage with it — like leaving a question unanswered.


Use the three-second rule

Start your videos in a fascinating way to sucessfully increase your chance of going viral. You have about three seconds for someone to decide if they want to continue watching your video. 

Be authentic

To get engagement, you need to be genuine. Passion and personality are more likely to draw people to your page.


That is it! By using these tips, you can increase your chances of going viral!

Do you have any tips on how to go viral on TikTok? Let us know in the comments section below.

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