TikTok is built upon the foundation of creative expression and we want to provide our users with the creative tools to make it easy to produce fun, joyful content on the app. This post is part of our TikTok Tutorial Series, where we spotlight our newest or little-known product features to educate users on how to use our tools in the TikTok creative suite and improve their content creation.
There's nothing quite like the connection between creators and their fans. So often, that connection forms in a video's comments section, where viewers can share jokes, offer commentary, ask questions and ultimately build community with other users.
What better way to respond to comments than with a video that offers more context, answers questions, and explains all the details in uniquely TikTok ways? On TikTok, you can now reply to any comment on your videos with a video response.
Since launching the feature, comment culture on TikTok has been on the rise, with more than 1.8 billion views of the hashtag #replytocomments. Video replies to comments are sparking new conversation topics, driving uniquely creative content, and birthing new sub-cultures.
Here's how the feature works. First, tap on the comment you want to reply to with video. Then, press the camera icon to the left of the comment field to start recording your response. Once your video is recorded, you can attach the comment to your video as a sticker, so that viewers see the comment you're referring to. Once the video is posted, it's published in the comments section and posted as a new video to your page.
See how it's done:
Here are some examples of how our community is making use of the feature:
When a creator is known for content, say, like dipping ice cream cones into delicious toppings… they’re bound to get a few requests for custom combos. This TikTok user answered a commenter's request for sprinkles and chocolate dip with an appetizing video reply.
Sometimes users get tons of comments asking the same question about a video. In this video, commenters were excited to learn more about one user's peaceful, above-sea hammock.
When a creator is this good at video transitions, they're going to get tons of requests for new and creative edits. This video answers one fan's request for a seamless loop--and it's executed flawlessly in this looped video response.