TikTok is the social network to be on right now since it has millions of videos published every day. These clips range from comedic skits to condensed versions of current events from across the world. TikTok just introduced a function that allows users to participate in group chats, which eliminates the need to individually tag friends and family members whenever they want to share or debate a video. You’ll be able to invite your loved ones into a group chat so that you can watch funny videos together, talk about them, and laugh at them.
Due to the fact that the function is currently going through beta testing and is in its early phases, only a limited number of users can access it. Even if you update the app, there is a possibility that you will not receive the feature; nevertheless, after it has been completely released, it will be accessible to everyone. For those who have access to the functionality as well as for informational reasons in the future, this post will cover how to set up a group chat on TikTok.
How does one start a group chat on TikTok?
TikTok fans have been begging for a group chat function for a very long time, and it has now arrived for mobile devices running Android and iOS. You can start a group conversation in one of two different ways: either by using the inbox function or by directly using the share button from inside a video.
Method #1: How to create a group chat using your inbox
You need to already be chatting with at least one mutual friend on the TikTok app before you can create a group conversation through your inbox using the platform. In such case, the instructions below will walk you through creating a group chat.
Step 1: Open the TikTok application.
The first thing you need to do is launch the application and sign in to your account. In order to move on to the next phase, you will need to open the application even if you have previously logged in.
Step 2: Navigate to your email inbox.
You can access your inbox by selecting the icon that is located next to the profile symbol in the navigation bar that is situated at the very bottom of your screen. When you click, your actions will be displayed at the top, and messages will be placed at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Click on the “Chat with a Mutual” option
Tap on a conversation with one of your friends that you already communicate with on TikTok, which can be found in your messages. When you first start this chat, look for the icon displaying three dots in the upper right corner of the conversation.
Step 4: To the top right of the screen, tap the icon that looks like three dots
To respond to a comment, tap the symbol with three dots in the upper right corner of the chat. This will send you to a new screen where you will find an option “+ create group chat” above the username and profile picture of your friend.
Step 5: Click on “Create Group Chat”
After selecting the “Create Group chat” option from the drop-down menu, you will be presented with a list of your common friends and followers from whom you may choose individuals to include in a group chat. Next, click on “make a group chat,” and all of your friends will automatically be added to the same group with you. Within this group, you will be able to exchange messages and videos from each other’s feeds.
Method 2: How to make a group chat on TikTok using the share option
When it comes to putting together a group chat, this approach is significantly simpler and requires less steps than others. You simply need a video that you want to post straight from your TikTok feed and a list of friends that you want to join to a group chat in order to use this method. Now, without further ado, let’s have a look at the steps that need to be taken to make this work.
Step 1: Launch your TikTok app
As usual, everything is dependent on you running the app in order to take action on it. If you have previously logged out of TikTok, you will need to log in again in order to move on to the next stage.
Step 2: Locate a video that you would like to share with your mutuals
You can add the individuals you wish to talk to in the group chat from your feed, and then scroll through your feed to pick the perfect video to share with them. TikTok makes it easy to select a video that appeals to your specific tastes, whether you’re looking for something humorous or something with a musical inclination.
Step #3: Share with a list of friends
You can include as many of your friends in the group as you like by selecting them from the list that appears when you click the share icon.
Step 4: Select the create group chat option by clicking on it
You should see a pop-up that prompts you to start a group chat with the list of friends that you’ve chosen once you’ve picked multiple mutuals who you are friends with. After that, you need to send the video by clicking on the command, and then hitting the send button. The video will show up in a group chat that you and your friends have just created.
If none of these approaches is successful for you, then the functionality is not accessible to you at this time. As has been established, it is still in the beta testing period; so, even though the feature is accessible to you, it is possible that your friends do not yet have access to it. Have a good time chatting with your friends and sending messages!