I was about to uninstall the app until I discovered alt TikTok.
Me too. It's been a Godsend.
|Straight TikTok||Mainstream TikTok|
|TikToker||A TikTok user|
|Tikbait||Shallow TikTok content created to get views|
|TikTok house||A house full of TikTok influencers|
|FYP||For You page|
|Zoomer||A person born between 1997 and 2012|
|BFF||Best friends forever|
|IKR||I know, right?|
|POV||Point of view|
Alt TikTok is the lesser known and more unique side of TikTok, such as bizarre humorous Vine-like videos and informative videos from people with suppressed perspectives. It is the content that is overshadowed by straight TikTok, which include dance crazes, influencers (some from TikTok houses), and thirst traps.
TikTok is a video-sharing platform that gained prominence in the late-2010s among Zoomers and Millennials. Influencers flooded the platform with generic content to get views and followers as it became popular.
As straight TikTok rose in prevalence, TikTokers sought out different kinds of content, which they referred to as alt TikTok. This content was initially associated with non-heterosexual users, but now any person may publish alt TikTok.
Is alt TikTok good or bad?
Many TikTokers consider alt TikTok to be a breath of fresh air compared to straight TikTok, which has become known as the "bad side." However, it requires more effort from TikTokers to seek out alt TikTok instead of just consuming the straight TikTok content the FYP spoon feeds them.