7 TikTok trends creatives need to know about

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What are TikTok Trends? Quite simply, they're how social video app TikTok groups together its trending hashtags and songs. It's easy to find the biggest current TikTok Trends within the app, by clicking the 'Discover' magnifying glass and choosing Trends at the top of the screen. 

If you've been living under a rock, you might've missed the rise of TikTok, a social media app where users share short videos. TikTok has been sending waves through pretty much every industry at the minute, with everything from music charts to political rallies being impacted by the power of TikTok — so it should come as no surprise that the creative industry is being impacted by it too.  



♬ PHONKY TOWN - Playaphonk

The last one is my favourite 🤖 Which one is your favourite? ##albumcover ##albumcoverchallenge ##japan

♬ Hiiipower x DIAND - Michael

First time showing some of my art

♬ Melody (1983 Club Vinyl Mix) - Plustwo

He identified it as a northern flicker #birds #birdwatching #birdwatchingworld #tellmewithouttellingme #boyfriendgoals #bi #biwifeenergy #couplegoals

♬ original sound - Eileen Hanley

Place your bets #2018vs2021

♬ MotorSport - Migos & Nicki Minaj & Cardi B

AND THATS ON... MAKE EID AN ANNUAL HOLIDAY!! 😂🤦🏽‍♀️ I’m so over these convos... #fyp #foryoupage #eid #eidmubarak #comedy

♬ original sound - BADMAN LISA🏁

The story behind the beautiful trees in St Peter’s Square 🌸 #manchester #learnontiktok #fyp #foryou #trees

♬ Lofi - Domknowz

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.