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How to Use TikTok on Mac and PC Computers?

Sep 29,2018• Proven solutions

At the moment, the TikTok app is only available for Smartphones, which means that you can't use it from a computer. However, you can install the BlueStacks emulator that lets you use apps from the Google Play store on Windows and Mac operating systems.

Installing BlueStacks might be slightly complicated, so in this article, we are going to take you through the installation process of this emulator and we'll show you how to install TikTok on both Macs and PCs. Let's have a look at how you can use TikTok on a computer.

How to Install TikTok on a PC Computer?

Before you can start recording music videos with TikTok, you must first install the BlueStacks emulator. You can do so by visiting the website and downloading the software to your computer. Locate the exe. file you downloaded to your hard drive and double-click on it. Once the installer launches you should click on the Install Now button. After the installation is over, you should click on the Complete button.

Now that the BlueStacks emulator is installed on your PC, you should launch it, and head over to the App Center tab. You will be asked to sign in to your Google account, and if you don't have one you must create a Google account in order to be able to use TikTok or any other Android app from your computer.

Type TikTok into the Search Bar that is located in the upper right corner of the emulator's window in order to find the TikTok app on Google Play. Once the app appears in the search results, you should click on it and proceed to click on the Install button. Click Accept in the pop-up window to give the app access to the computer's camera, and then after the TikTok app is installed click on the Open button.

You can use the app to record new videos, add sounds, apply filters and effects or trim each video you recorded with TikTok.

How to Install TikTok on a Mac Computer?

The process of installing the TikTok app on a Mac computer might be a bit more complex, because the BlueStacks emulator may cause your computer to crash. In order to avoid this, you will have to shut down all other apps and you'll have to give permission for the software to be installed on your device. Here's how you can install TikTok on your Mac.

Go to the BlueStacks website and click on the Download button to initiate the download process. Open the folder where the BlueStacks installer is located, find the installer dmg. file, and then double-click on it. Once the installer window appears on the screen you just have to double-click on the BlueStacks icon to start the installation and then click Continue.

If the System Extension Blocked message appears on the screen you have to click on the Open Security Preferences and click on the Allow button. The emulator will then be installed on your computer.

In order to install the TikTok app on your Mac, you'll have to create a Google account if you already don't have one. Once you sign in with your Google account, you can proceed to install the app on your computer. The steps for installing TikTok on PC and Mac computers are the same, so you should just find the app in the Google Play store and click on the Install button. You can access the TikTok app from the My Apps tab in BlueStack emulator whenever you want to create a new video.

Conclusion

Despite the fact that the TikTok app is only compatible with Android and iOS operating systems, Mac and PC users can also record or post videos on this social network directly from their computers by using the BlueStacks emulator. However, Mac users have experienced difficulties while trying to install this emulator on their devices, which is the reason why you must make sure that your device meets all the technical requirements before you decide to install the BlueStacks on your computer. TikTok offers an easy and fun way to create short music videos that have cool filters and visual effects, and share them with millions of people. Do you use TikTok from a PC or Mac computer? Leave a comment below and share your experiences with us.

Liza Brown
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.