TikTok is the hottest social platform right now, with millions of videos being uploaded daily, ranging from hilarious skits to the latest news snippets chopped into bite-sized clips. Tagging your friends and family to share and discuss videos is a common practice on TikTok, but there’s good news: TikTok has recently introduced a group chat feature. With this feature, you can invite your friends and family to join a group chat where you can share videos, have a good laugh, and engage in lively discussions.
It’s important to note that the group chat feature is still in beta testing and is only available to a selected few. Even if you update your app, you may not have access to the feature yet. Rest assured, though, it will be available to everyone once it’s fully launched.
Now, let’s dive into how you can create a group chat on TikTok, both for those who already have access to the feature and for future reference.
How to Create a Group Chat on TikTok
TikTok users have been eagerly waiting for a group chat feature, and it has finally arrived on your Android and iOS mobile devices. There are two ways to create a group chat: using the inbox feature or directly using the share button from a video.
Method #1: Creating a Group Chat Through Your Inbox
To create a TikTok group chat through your inbox, you need to have at least one mutual friend you already chat with on the app. If you meet this requirement, follow these steps to create a group chat:
Step 1: Launch Your TikTok Application
Open the TikTok app and log into your account. If you are already logged in, proceed to the next step.
Step 2: Go to Your Inbox
At the bottom of your screen, you’ll find a navigation bar. Tap on the inbox icon next to the profile icon. This will take you to your activity feed and messages.
Step 3: Click on a Chat With a Mutual
In your messages, select a chat with a friend you already communicate with on TikTok. Once the conversation is opened, you’ll see three dots icon on the top right corner of the screen.
Step 4: Tap on the Three Dots Icon at the Top Right
Tap on the three dots icon on the top right corner of the screen. This will take you to another screen where you’ll find a “+ create group chat” option above your friend’s username and profile picture.
Step 5: Click on “Create Group Chat”
Click on the “Create Group Chat” option. A list of your mutual friends and followers will appear, and you can select who you want to include in the group chat. After making your selections, click “Create a group chat” to finalize the creation of the chat. Now, you can share texts and videos from each other’s feeds within the group chat.
Method #2: Creating a Group Chat Through the Share Option
This method is much simpler and requires fewer steps. All you need is a video you want to share directly from your TikTok feed and a list of friends you want to add to the group chat. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Launch Your TikTok Application
Open the TikTok app and log into your account. If you’ve logged out before, make sure to log back in before proceeding.
Step 2: Find a Video You Want To Share With Your Mutuals
Scroll through your feed and find the perfect video that you want to share with the group of people you want to add to your group chat. With TikTok’s vast array of content, you’re sure to find a video that resonates with everyone, whether it’s something funny or a music-themed clip.
Step 3: Share With a List of Friends
Click on the share icon and select as many friends as you want from the list that appears. These are the friends you’ll be adding to your group chat.
Step 4: Click on Create Group Chat
Once you’ve selected multiple friends, you’ll see a pop-up message prompting you to create a group chat with the selected friends. Click on the prompt and hit send to share the video.
The video will now appear in the group chat you’ve just created with your friends.
If none of these methods work for you, it means that the group chat feature is currently unavailable to you. As mentioned earlier, it’s still in the beta testing phase, and even if it’s available for you, your friends might not have access to the feature yet. So, in the meantime, enjoy messaging, sharing videos, and socializing with your friends on TikTok!