With all the months that people have spent under certain lockdown measures it is safe for us to assume that everyone is now familiar or is now deeply invested in the world of TikTok. Even if you have just joined Tiktok you can scroll down and have a laugh or you can be able to show people all your comedy skills or dive into keeping the world entertained with your dance moves. There are a lot of things that you can do with your TikTok account. You might be a mix of both comedy and dance moves, you can do all that as long as you are confident in yourself.

There now are two different sides of TikTok. You are now able to categorize your other users based on the type of content they produce and they can either place them in the Alt TikTok or Straight TikTok.

What does Alt TikTok and Straight TikTok mean?

Alt TikTok is with no reasonable doubt just like that old school Vine comedy side of TikTok. There is a definition that describes Alt TikTok as filled with people who love music, filled with punks, fashion and all of that alt people, artsy stuff, goths and also gay people. There is a lot of funny and high quality content on the Alt side of this app. There will be no verified creators, no hype house, no thirst traps and no cringe as well. This side of TikTok is noted to be so full of random, chaotic Gen Z humor and joke references that you will understand only if you truly understand if you live and breath on the internet. There is a lot of weirdness that is celebrated on this Alt side. It is however very unfortunate that those that use Alt TikTok tend to troll those that use Straight TikTok a lot and it is not good.

The other side of TikTok which is the Straight one is noted to be more mainstream. This side usually has stuff that associates more with the app itself. These are things that include dancing and lip syncing from those Hype House types. The Urban Dictionary describes this side as the mostly hypehoise, dances and povs. You will be considered a Straight TikToker if your For You Page mostly contains Hype House members together with viral dances as well.

The two sides of TikTok are mostly based on sexuality and there is now very little correlation. These two sides are mostly based on types of content that are found on those pages.

Which one are you?

First of all, you have to know that you like what you like and no one can change that. There is noted to be no better side of TikTok, you have the right to do what you want, watch what you want and also share your own talents no matter what your talents might be.

You might be more one than the other one or you might also be a mix of both of them. You will neither exist solely in the One Direction side of TikTok. No one knows your life, if you are a lot curious you can take that Alt TikTok Google Form quiz that consists of 11 questions about Alt TikTok each of which will be worth four points each. The more that you get right the more likely that you will be on Alt TikTok.

How do I get on alt TikTok?

If you want to be on Alt TikTok you have to make sure that you follow those pages that talk more or post more artsy stuff, gothy stuff. The more comedy stuff you follow the more likely you to go on the Alt TikTok side. It is very easy for you to get that side.

To get on Alt TikTok you also have to be interacting less with those unique and popular videos. This side of the app since it mostly supports the LGBTQ community, when you are always watching content that in area you will be taken as a member of the Alt community as well. So basically if you are looking to get into the Alt TikTok side you have to choose wisely the content that you will be viewing every time that you log into your account.


With the coming of the pandemic and the lockdown measures around the world, the there has been an increase in the number of users that are now on TikTok. The above review will show you how different Alt TikTok and Straight TikTok are. You have to be extra cautious of what you like so that the stuff you will be following will determine the side that you will be at. There is so much that you can learn from the two sides of this app that are there.

About the author
Alice Metzger
Editor-in-chief, Blogger, TikToker
Alice has spent the last 5 years writing professionally for various websites, as well as supervising a team of content contributors.
A proponent of allowing people to take industry gatekeepers and middlemen out from the equation, Alice supports niche social media influencers and dedicates her time to promote a sustainable lifestyle and work-life balance.