It is universally acknowledged that 2020 has been a hard year for us all, but in spite of this social media has been the glue holding us all together and keeping us entertained. TikTok is the forerunner for bringing trends and comedy to us this year, and now with the new ‘Year on’ feature you can see just what got you through.
After Netflix Wrapped (if you're brave enough to find out how many hours you spent in front of your computer) and the mean Spotify wrapped (a more judgy version of the offical), TikTok has now followed suit. Whether you spent your 2020 on a skateboard, sipping cranberry juice to the ethereal tones of Dreams by Fleetwood Mac or obsessively searching for the trending TikTok yoga pants, the app has rounded it all up for you.
Morning vibe ##420souljahz ##ec ##feelinggood ##h2o ##cloud9 ##happyhippie ##worldpeace ##king ##peaceup ##merch ##tacos ##waterislife ##high ##morning ##710 ##cloud9♬ Dreams (2004 Remaster) - Fleetwood Mac
Unlike their top 100 lists that outline the best creators and trends, the ‘Year on TikTok’ feature is tailored to the individual user. It showcases your most liked special effects, comment activity, music genres and most used audio. The summary video will also show you your 2020 ‘Vibe’ based on the content you viewed and engaged with most throughout the year.
But unlike Spotify that presents a notification and easy click link on the homepage, people have been struggling to find out how to access it.
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 in the landing page. Keep in mind that the feature has captured info up until December the 5th, so if you’ve found your favourite trend in the last 3 weeks it will not feature.
If you want to share your ‘Year on TikTok’ with your followers you will receive a 2021 badge above your profile picture.
Naomi is a trainee News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification.
Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.
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