How to use TikTok on your PC

How to use TikTok on your PC

TikTok is a very popular social video-sharing platform that allows users to post 15/60 second videos showing off their creativity. A few years ago,  social media platforms were compatible with PCs and Laptops, but with the evolution of smartphones and mobile operating systems, these platforms have become app-exclusive, including TikTok.

If you head on to the website of the creators of TikTok – Bytedance, you can see the plans for TikTok.

ByteDance says that TikTok is one of the first companies to launch mobile-first products powered by machine learning technology. They further go on to say that it was founded in an effort “to combine the power of artificial intelligence with the growth of mobile internet to revolutionize the way people consume and receive information.”

In this tutorial, we will show you how you can use TikTok on your Desktop. Of course, there is no direct way to download the app on your Desktop, so we will be using a mobile simulator.

The simulator we recommend is Bluestacks. Bluestacks basically emulates a smartphone right on your Desktop. This way, you can emulate your mobile apps on your desktop.

Open the web browser on your Desktop /Laptop.

Step 1. In the URL bar, type in


TikTok PC


Step 2. Now click on the ‘Download Bluestacks‘ button on the home page of the website.

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How to use TikTok on your PC


Step 3. Follow standard installation procedure and complete installing ‘Bluestacks’ on your PC.


Step 4. Open the Bluestacks app on the Desktop.


Step 5. In the main window, click on the ‘app center‘ button. Wait for a couple of minutes for the engine to start up.


How to use TikTok on your PC


Step 6. Now, you will see a google dialogue box, asking you to sign in. Use the account you usually use.


How to use TikTok on your PC


Step 7. Now in the search bar on the top right, search for TikTok.


How to use TikTok on your PC


Step 8. Now click on the official TikTok app and install it just like on your Android smartphone.


How to use TikTok on your PC


Step 9. Allow Bluestacks to access the camera and microphone.


Step 10. Now, open the Tik Tik app and use it as you would on your smartphone.


How to use TikTok on your PC


All the features that you would get on the original version on your smartphone, are carried forward into this emulated version as well, so if you are more comfortable using TikTok on your computer, you can try this method out.

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