The ‘Year on TikTok’ feature is here, but how do you actually get it?

How many times have followers drooled over pesto eggs? Are we all in need of a Bones Day? 'Year on TikTok' has all the info

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We're all curious about the Year on TikTok feature now that Spotify Wrapped results have imploded all over social media. (Looks like Olivia Rodrigo has plenty to celebrate!) 

Since we've scratched one platform off our list, we're quickly moving along to another. How many times have followers drooled over pesto eggs? Who else loves the reverse cat eye trend as much as we do? We have so many questions. 

For those who are wondering how the past 12 months shaped up, here's everything you need to know about Year on TikTok 2021.

What is 'Year on TikTok'?

In 2020, a Year on TikTok provided an overview on what made your personal page unique. It presented your most-liked special effects, comment activity and preferred music genres and audio clips. It also assigned a "vibe" based on your activity. 

In 2021, we're getting a full list of what made the platform's 1 billion users tick. 

"For us, 2021 was a year for connection and we’ve seen people on TikTok laughing together, entertaining us, starting cultural phenomenons and teaching us new things," COO Vanessa Pappas said in a statement. 

"It's been incredible to see the depths of entertainment and creativity from this community, and we're delighted to celebrate all the ways we've come together this year."

How to access 'Year on TikTok'

Firstly you will need to have downloaded the latest version of TikTok, so hurry to your app store now to get the newest update. 

You can then access the ‘Year on TikTok’ icon on your feed or go to the discover page and click on the ‘Year on’ banner. You can find your personal version once you have accessed these pages on the landing page.

If you want to share your ‘Year on TikTok’ with your followers you will receive a 2021 badge above your profile picture. 

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'Year on TikTok' 2021

Have a look at the fun categories below! Which were your favorite trends?

fyfaves (TikTok's biggest moments)

  1. @totouchanemu - Drone Dancing
  2. @chipmunksoftiktok - Squishy the Chipmunk hiding nuts in his mouth
  3. @_catben_ - Restocking at its finest
  4. @my_aussie_gal - Dog painting
  5. @zachking - Zach King disappearing into his art
  6. @tracy.oj - The original "Woman" dance video
  7. @chaotticgoood - Please don't go
  8. @felixgabrielmusic - Here comes the boy musical edition
  9. @sunisalee_ - Sunisa Lee celebrating her gold
  10. @zeddywill - Bro who got you smiling like that?

powered by joy (TikTok's good vibes videos) 

  1. @saveafox.rescue - A joyful fox
  2. @sarahforwarkholden - Baby laughs for the first time
  3. @valentinebrothers - Family hide and seek
  4. @jongraz - Is it a bones or no bones day?
  5. @Pudgywoke - Pudgy thanks the audience
  6. @missgunn2u - Child shark is hungry
  7. @camifrobabe - Saying goodbye to grandpa
  8. @andreas.choice - The cats want to come into the room
  9. @haylinic - Wife scratches off telling her husband she's pregnant of her to-do list
  10. @deannagiulietti - Creator commits to the dress

the playlist (TikTok's favorite songs) 

  1. "Adderall (Corvette Corvette)" - Popp Hunna
  2. "Batman " - LPB Poody
  3. "Bundles (feat. Taylor Girlz)" - Kayla Nicole
  4. "Kiss Me More (feat. SZA)" - Doja Cat
  5. "TWINNEM" - Coi Leray
  6. "Up" - Cardi B
  7. "Buss It" - Erica Banks
  8. "Astronaut In The Ocean" - Masked Wolf
  9. "Punk Monk" - Playboi Carti
  10. "drivers license" - Olivia Rodrigo

eats on repeat (TikTok's favorite foods) 

  1. Tortilla Trend
  2. Feta Pasta
  3. Natures Cereal
  4. Pasta Chips
  5. Salmon Rice Bowl
  6. Pesto Eggs
  7. Baked Oats
  8. All Things Air Fryer
  9. Birria Ramen
  10. Spicy Pickled Garlic

For the full list of categories and winners, visit TikTok online. 

'Ask on TikTok'

A new Q&A feature for 2021, Ask on TikTok is your personalized version of Year on TikTok. 

Log onto the app and simply choose which questions you want to answer about your year. Users can choose questions like "What was your 2021 highlight?" or "What was your happiest moment of 2021?" 

From there, you can share your most precious moments or create a new video about your results.

When will 'Year on TikTok' be available?

As of December 6, folks! Looks like a new social media recap is about to take over newsfeeds. 

Get ready to relive all of the greatest TikTok trends 2021 has gifted us! 

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.