TikTok is rapidly surging in popularity and quickly becoming the top social media platform on the planet to get your message across. While Instagram had a pretty good run, it seems like TikTok is definitely where it’s at moving forward. With these 80+ unique TikTok video ideas, you can rest assured that you will get your message out and use the platform to your full advantage.
Most Amazing TikTok Ideas to Elevate Your Brand
These unique TikTok video ideas will help your content shoot to viral status and let you elevate your brand while cultivating the audience that you want.
First TikTok Video Ideas
Trouble figuring out what your first TikTok video should be? Just do a simple introduction where you talk about why you joined the platform and what kind of videos you want to make.
2. Day in Life
An excellent way for people to get to know you is by sharing a day-in-the-life video. These types of videos can be surprisingly entertaining and are a great way to start your channel. But making these types of videos completely in TikTok is quite difficult, so many shoot videos and then use various video combiner apps.
Music Video Ideas for TikTok
3. Crazy Dancing
We can’t get enough of crazy dancing videos. The wackier, the better. If you can fill your TikTok feed with fun videos of you cutting a rug solo or with your friends, you are more than likely to get followers.
4. Lip Syncing
Lip syncing to songs or even acting out the lyrics can definitely win you a lot of followers. Although most people do this in a goofy way, you can also lip sync seriously and add a little heart to your videos. It’s up to you.
4. Singing Duets
Speaking of singing, one of the most popular types of TikTok videos is singing duets. You need a willing friend for this one and some place to film. You can make pretty much any setting your own, be it the car, your backyard, school, or wherever.
5. Song Remixes
A fun and easy way to go viral is to remix some of your favorite songs on TikTok. You don’t have to be a master DJ to pull this off. In fact, the more amateur your remix is, the better and funnier it will be.
6. 15-60 second covers
Cover videos are the latest trend on TikTok. It is a short video covering an original song that you like and performs it with your own style. If done right, people might even sing along to your cover video!
General / Lifestyle Video Ideas for TikTok
7. Trending Pop Culture
Check out trending hashtags. What’s hot in pop culture these days? TikTok videos that riff on pop culture trends or controversies are sure to be noticed and may even go viral.
8. Arts and Crafts
If you want to be a TikTok star, get out modeling clay or those acrylic paints and get to work. Arts and Crafts is a booming subcategory on TikTok, and people love to watch sped-up videos of people creating amazing art.
9. Cute Animals
Who doesn’t love to look at cute animals? TikTok videos that feature adorable animals, either pets or out in the wild, tend to do tremendously well with all different types of audiences. You can get bonus points if you dress them up.
10. Meditation Videos
Who doesn’t love to meditate? These days, meditation is gaining steam as the best and more preferable way to wind down after a tough day. You can either do a guided meditation or simply present a serene scene. The choice is yours.
11. Mini Life Hacks
If you can teach someone something in 30 seconds or less, they will be loyal to you forever. Mini life hacks are great ways to show off some expertise and also to prove that your channel has a lot of value.
Cooking videos and tutorials are hot commodities, and they’ve only risen in popularity during the pandemic. One sure-fire way to encourage people to check out your channel is to put some cooking videos up there.
13. Day in the Life
You might not think that your life is anything special, but plenty of people love to watch “day in the life” videos on TikTok. This phenomenon surged during the pandemic and has shown absolutely no signs of stopping.
14. Chemistry Experiments
Chemistry experiments, or mini science lessons, are fun ways to make the most out of TikTok. First, they’re brief and educational. Secondly, many science experiments culminate with a fun effect or maybe even an explosion. It’s an excellent way to get viral.
Minature how-to videos and tutorials that help people learn how to do specific things have a strong and growing niche on TikTok. Best of all, they’re easy to do and don’t require any special skills or effects.
16. Makeover Fun
Makeover videos are popular on just about every platform, and TikTok’s beauty mode lets you put a fresh twist on an already engaging trend. You can do traditional makeover videos or get more creative with them if you wish.
17. Gym Tips
Like all life hack or tip videos, gym tips have a special place in the TikTok universe. The real draw here is that they pertain to a particular audience who is likely to come right back for more. Use your time to talk about how to operate specific machines or work out muscle groups.
Yoga used to dominate Instagram, but TikTok is rapidly gaining steam as the place to post your best poses. You can do an entire yoga pose over the course of a few seconds, allowing you to demonstrate technique as well as show off your great form.
19. Educational Videos
TikTok is an excellent place for any and all educational videos. Whether your passion is Greek history or rocks, you can talk about it on TikTok. There are some benefits to putting on your professor hat as well. People like educational videos.
20. Live Streams
One of the best TikTok features is that you can live stream to your heart’s content. Talking directly to your audience is one excellent way to get more loyal followers, so make sure to mix in live streams with your regular content.
21. Fun Facts
Who doesn’t love knowing obscure facts? If you are a know-it-all, use that brain of yours to come up with fun facts and talk about them on your channel. People will definitely be engaged.
Interview your subjects, and you will immediately generate more interest in your videos. First of all, they will be likely to share it on their channel and with their friends. Secondly, people like watching interviews, regardless of who they are with.
You can video yourself giving a run down of your “top fives” or “top tens.” It doesn’t even matter what the subject is. Listicles in video form are just as popular as they are on the internet, so get on it.
24. Text Conversations
We’ve all seen those TikTok videos where text conversations are running across the screen, and people are narrating, and there’s a good reason why; text conversation videos tend to go viral in a hurry.
25. Mini Mockumentaries
Mockumentaries were all the rage about 20 years ago, and you can use TikTok to update this trend and make it your own.
26. Food Art
We all need to eat, which is why food art is such a popular TikTok trend. You can do this in a bunch of ways: making tiny food fit for dolls, desserts that are truly works of art, or unicorn colored pantry staples like bread.
27. Kid Movie Reviews
This TikTok trend is bound to get people subscribed simply because of the nostalgia of it all. Review movies that you loved as a kid in small segments and invite audience feedback.
28. Fashion Showcase
As with yoga, Instagram used to have a monopoly on fashion, but with TikTok’s features, you can do a full fashion showcase in just a few clips. It’s a cool way to diversify your base and show off your fantastic style at the same time.
29. Mini Home Renovations
Think about it like HGTV but in mini form. Use your videos to show off home renovations by showing the before and then the after and giving a brief rundown of the steps. Since most people on TikTok aren’t into home renovations yet, there’s a good chance that you will have this space to yourself.
30. Cute Kid Videos
Just as with cute animal videos, people love to check out cute kids on TikTok. You get big bonus points if your kid is doing something hilarious or endearing in the video.
31. Product Endorsements
It might sound a little commercial, but you do want those sponsor dollars, right? TikTok is rapidly becoming the platform of influencers, so some well-placed product endorsement might help you catch the eyes of potential advertisers.
32. Mixing Paint Colors
There is something so soothing about watching paint mix together, so there’s undoubtedly a TikTok market for mixing complementary paint colors in slow motion.
33. Pandemic Tales
This one is a bit of a spin-off of your typical “day in the life” TikTok videos, and it’s focused primarily on life during the lockdown and the pandemic. Since COVID is something we can all relate to, pandemic tale videos are a hot topic.
34. Gaming Tips
Make money gaming on TikTok by posting tip videos of your favorite games. It could be you playing a scene and narrating orally or a bunch of slides depicting parts of the game.
35. Making Flowers Out of Fruits and Vegetables
Carving fruits and vegetables into flowers is a true artform, and you can showcase every aspect of how you turned that radish into a rose by using TikTok’s speed and slow motion features. This is another trend borrowed from Instagram.
Depending on who or what you’re directing your rant at, these outbursts can be totally hilarious. Just make sure that you put in other content as well.
37. Fan Q&As
Once you get a large enough following, it’s a good idea to solicit feedback from your fans. Answering their Q&As in TikTok videos shows that you’re paying attention to them and that you’re willing to give them feedback on your channel.
38. Minute Tarot Readings
If you have the gift of magic sight or just are super good at faking it, you might want to consider having minute Tarot readings on your TikTok channel. You could also give your take on the astrological calendar or other mystic happenings.
39. Wilderness Survival Hacks
Although these tips will appeal to a niche audience, they’re still a great way to get some extra followers and show that you are able to fend for yourself in the woods.
40. Hair Tutorials
Like makeup tutorials, hair tutorials are an excellent method of finding new followers. Do styles for a variety of different types of hair, and don’t forget to work some product reviews in there.
41. Morning / Night Routine
Everyone has a morning routine and a night routine. A recent trend has been to share yours on TikTok. These make for short, fun videos where someone can maybe pick up a good tip or two.
42. Overcoming an Obstacle
Everyone faces obstacles in life. Sharing adversity or difficulties you faced and how you overcame them is not only really inspiring for people, but it can also be very educational.
43. End of the day video
Do one of these videos every day, releasing content consistently. Just remember to keep it real, and be yourself.
44. Inspirational Quotes / Words
Many people are looking for some kind of daily inspiration in their lives. TikTok could be a great place to share some words of wisdom with your audience. These could be inspired by yourself or quotes from famous achievers.
Funny TikTok Video Ideas
There’s no better way to engage your audience and encourage people to share your videos than to set up a challenge. Think outside the box and do something fun and safe. No Tide Pods, please!
46. Political Satire
No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, political satire is always funny. There’s more than enough political humor to go around these days, and if you can make your videos edgy and engaging, people will indeed watch.
47. Movie Reenactments
This one piggybacks on our lip-syncing suggestion. Reenacting scenes from famous movies can really take your TikTok channel to the next level in a hurry. It’s best if you do really well-known scenes, but obscure ones work too, depending on your audience.
48. Reactions to Other Tik Tok Videos
While it might seem pretty meta, TikTok videos reacting to other TikTok videos are all of the rage. You can definitely make a name for yourself this way! Simply find a channel that you want to respond to and start videoing.
49. Fun Commentary
Of all of the social media apps, TikTok has some of the best features, and one of them is the fact that you can add commentary to any video. This feature is a gold mine when it comes to creating shareable content that’s just itching to go viral.
Harmless pranks and “gotcha” moments make great videos on TikTok. People love seeing other people punked on the internet. Just make sure that the jokes are in good fun and that nobody is getting seriously hurt.
Whether they are baking fails or sports bloopers, we all love seeing people fall a little bit short of where they intended to end up. Filming your fails shows that you don’t take yourself all that seriously and that you’re willing to open up your platform to laughs.
52. Dressing Up as Your Favorite Characters
Doing a little cosplay is always a fun way to spend time, and you get bonus points if you film it and put it up on TikTok. You don’t have to be perfect either; sometimes, the best renditions are those that lack some excellent detailing.
Slapstick humor is a hilarious way to show that you’re not afraid to look silly while doing a physical challenge. You can do it by yourself, or have a group of people in on the fun.
54. Slow Motion
Play around with TikTok’s settings, and you are bound to come up with a lot of cool video ideas. One great thing that you can do is to use the slow motion settings to make your videos even more epic.
Everyone loves Disney, so why not make some Disney-themed TikTok videos? You can dress up as your favorite characters, critique classic Disney movies, or sing Disney songs at the top of your lungs. Just make sure it’s all Mickey Mouse certified.
56. Crazy Wedding Themes
It’s official; people love watching other people’s weddings, which is why if you come up with a crazy wedding-themed video, people will likely send it viral. It doesn’t actually have to be real to work.
Magic isn’t just for kids. Adults love magic too, so if you’re good at magic tricks, you can amass a good-sized TikTok audience just by pulling rabbits out of hats. Just make sure that you post them consistently.
58. Extreme Speed
Like slowing down your videos can give them a fun edge, speeding them up can also enhance them. Using extreme speed can allow you to work in a lot of footage into just a few seconds.
59. Dressing Up Animals
Cute animal videos definitely take the cake, but there’s also something to be said for dressing up your animals. Put them in novelty sunglasses, hats, oversized t-shirts, or other items if you want to go virtual on TikTok.
60. Goofy Voices
TikTok is a platform that relies on people having short attention spans, which is why goofy voice videos do so well. Narrating anything in a goofy voice is bound to get you some serious traction and probably a lot more TikTok followers.
61. Fun Effects
Have fun with some of TikTok’s cool effects. There are plenty of interesting ones to choose from, and even the blandest videos will get a little extra spark from some great effects. Play around and see what you like.
TikTok can be a fun place to practice your comedy routine, and you can also get feedback and real time. If you’re funny, this could be a real game-changer for you and your channel.
LARPing, also known as cosplay, is a wildly popular pastime, and you’re bound to find a LARPing community that loves your videos on TikTok. The only caveat here is that you have to know your stuff.
64. DeBunking Videos
It doesn’t matter what you’re debunking; only that you’re debunking it. People make a lot of money with these types of videos, and if you’re clever and consistent, you can turn your TikTok stream into a real cash cow.
65. Trolling Your Kids
Parents trolling their kids is nothing new, and TikTok is the latest platform to catch up with this tricky trend. Just make sure it’s not malicious or anything that could come to bite them when they’re 18.
66. Celebrity Mashups
If you are clever enough with technology, you can undoubtedly make celebrity mashup videos where it looks like you’re talking right to your favorite celebrities. Done right, these videos can quickly go viral.
67. Videos in Reverse
Creating a reverse video is a cute way to take advantage of one of TikTok’s signature features and have a little fun. Even the most mundane things look hilarious if you run them in reverse.
68. Pranking Animals
As long as you’re not mean about it, pranking your dog or cat makes for hilarious TikTok material. Whether you’re surprising them, catching them in a funny position, or “shaming” them by putting a sign around their necks, it’s all hilarious.
69. Meme Roundups
Memes are not going away anytime soon, and using your TikTok platform to highlight the top memes of the day is a great way to get people to subscribe and view your videos, especially if you do it on a consistent basis.
70. The Floor Is Lava
Everyone played this game as a kid, so who wouldn’t want to watch a TikTok video of an adult playing it as well? Just make sure that you set up an elaborate enough obstacle course to be interesting.
Faceless Video Ideas for TikTok
Don’t want to show your face? No problem. There are many Tiktok video ideas you can do that do not require you to show your face at all.
71. Text overlay videos
Showcase daily content through text with music or a voice-over. This clever video idea does not require you to show your face at all. It could be inspirational quotes, simple info or trivia, or anything else really.
If you are good at animation, you can really make unique content on TikTok. Not only is this a TikTok video idea that does not require you to show your face, but it is something that really stands out from the crowd if you do it well. Animation videos could really be anything, from funny skits and parodies to educational content and how-tos.
74. Hand Videos
It’s amazing what can be done with just hands; Unboxings, how-tos or even short stories. Get creative!
Additional TikTok Video Ideas That Will Take You to the Next Level
These additional TikTok video ideas are ones that you can work in as you’d like or modify to fit your particular channel. Even if you’re not sure that you can pull it off, give it a try. The worst that could happen is that you’ll have to move on to another topic.
- Brief history lessons
- Original music videos
- Nature scenes and classical music
- Camping hacks
- Inanimate objects talking
- Flowers growing in fast action
- Dear diary confessionals
- Positive mantras
- New movie reviews
- Engagement ring and proposal videos
- Gardening hacks and tips
- Sports highlights
- Manicure and pedicure tutorials
- Food prep tips
Ultimately, the best way to make your mark on TikTok is to use a lot of imagination and old-fashioned creativity. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box or look silly. Many of the most cherished and popular viral TikTok videos feature fun content that we haven’t seen before, whose creators are willing to make fun of themselves. Now, it’s time to make some fantastic TikTok videos!
What should I do for my first TikTok?
Many aspiring TikTokers struggle when trying to figure out what their first video is going to be. We would suggest either doing one of the first TikTok video ideas we listed above with an introduction or day in the life video. Or just jump straight into it with any funny video without any intro.
What is the most popular content on TikTok?
The most popular content categories on TikTok are comedic content like skits, challenges, and memes, and music-related videos like lip-syncs, dancing, and covers.
We hope you enjoyed our huge list of TikTok video ideas. We do not expect you to read through the whole thing, but it can be a helpful resource to bookmark and go back to when your creativity is running dry. Go out there and create!