When you use social media for the first time, particularly new apps such as TikTok, confusion is quite common. The incredible array of features available in most mobile apps today can confuse even those with technological savvy. It can become confusing trying to navigate around various applications features that you have never used. When you make your first post on social media, then, you might be confused about what happens next. Typically, people will interact with your post in one of a few ways:
- They might choose to comment on your post, giving you a verbal response to your message.
- However, they might also choose to ‘like’ your post, showing their appreciation for its content.
- Otherwise, they might choose to share your post, so anyone who follows them can see their recommendation.
These are very important factors to take into account when it comes to using social media. Knowing what kind of interactions can take place is always useful, as it can make it easier for you to prepare the correct response to the person that you are dealing with at the moment. If you are using TikTok, though, you might notice someone liking your post. As noted above, this is often in approval. What, though, do TikTok likes actually mean?
Someone is a fan of what you have to say
The most common thing to take from a TikTok like is that someone appreciates the message you have posted. They are fans of the message and they agree with what you have to say. That is something to keep in mind, as many people don’t really factor that into their thinking.
You might wonder what a like actually means. For the most part on TikTok, though, it is simply someone is happy with the content that you have posted for them.
They agree with the sentiment
Another reason for a TikTok like on your post is that they might appreciate the message. You might have posted a video of your dog doing something nice, or your kids creating something with their toys. Whatever the reason, you will find that many TikTok likes come from people who found your post wholesome or otherwise adorable.
That’s a big thing to take into account – it shows you are well liked!
They found your post intriguing
However, some people will simply like a post so that it is easier for them to find it later in their own Likes section. It becomes easier to find memorable content and videos by using the Likes feature on TikTok. This means that people can easily scroll back to your content and share it with other people when they so choose.
Basically, all of the reasons above are a key reason why someone is likely to hit that like button on TikTok. If you find the concept confusing, this will hopefully remove some of that uncertainty and make it a bit easier for you to understand social media etiquette.
It can be confusing at first, but a simple like is usually something to smile about.