How To Do The Swipe Thing On Tiktok

Hey there! If you’re a fan of TikTok like me, you’ve probably seen people doing the “swipe thing” and wondered how they do it. Well, you’re in luck because I’m here to break it down for you step by step. Get ready to impress your friends with your swiping skills!

Step 1: Open the TikTok App

To get started, open the TikTok app on your smartphone. If you don’t have it yet, head over to your app store and download it. Once you have the app installed, sign in or create a new account if you haven’t already.

Step 2: Choose a Music Track

Now that you’re in the app, tap on the “plus” icon at the bottom center of the screen to start creating a new video. On the recording screen, you’ll see a selection of music tracks at the top. Choose a track that you like and that fits the vibe you want for your swipe video.

Step 3: Set up the Shot

Before you start recording, make sure you have your camera set up in the right position. The swipe effect typically involves moving your hand across the screen, so it’s best to position the camera above or to the side of where your hand will be swiping.

Step 4: Start Recording

Once you’re ready, press and hold the red record button to start recording. You can choose to record just a few seconds or a longer video, depending on your preference. Remember, the swipe effect works best with shorter videos, so keep it concise and engaging.

Step 5: Swipe Across the Screen

Here comes the fun part! As you’re recording, use your finger to swipe across the screen in the direction you want your video to swipe. You can experiment with different angles and speeds to create different effects. Don’t be afraid to get creative and have fun with it!

Step 6: Add Filters and Effects

Once you’re finished recording your video, tap on the checkmark icon to move to the editing screen. Here, you can add filters, effects, stickers, and text to enhance your video. Play around with the options and find the ones that suit your style.

Step 7: Share Your Swipe Video

Once you’re satisfied with your swipe video, it’s time to share it with the world! Tap on the “Next” button, add a catchy caption and relevant hashtags, and choose the privacy settings for your video. Finally, tap on the “Post” button to share your swipe video on TikTok.


There you have it, a step-by-step guide on how to do the swipe thing on TikTok! It may take a bit of practice to get the swipe just right, but with time and experimentation, you’ll be swiping like a pro. Remember to have fun and let your creativity shine through. Happy swiping!