Triller: what it is and how to use it

what to know

  • Join: Click on the profile icon > Select Register/Login > Select email , social media or phone number > Verify account based on registration method.
  • Create: Click + (plus sign) > Social Video > Camera > Next > Edit Video > Done > Done > Select Category > Publish Video .
  • Add music: Tap + (plus sign) > Music video > Select song > Edit duration > Tap Record video > Next > Select category > Publish video .

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Triller is a short video platform available for Android and iOS. Like competitors, users can create video clips and share them; clips are automatically made public, and videos can be made private if you wish.

Video can be up to 60 seconds long; 16 seconds is the default.

You don't need an account to watch Triller videos, just like on TikTok, but you do need to register to create videos, follow other users, and like and comment on their videos. (To follow someone, click Follow at the bottom of their video.)

You can also share your favorite videos to other social networks or via SMS or email. You can report content as spam, inappropriate content, or content I don't like. The app doesn't ask any further questions, though, so it's unclear what will happen after reporting a video.

To create videos and interact with others on Triller, you need to log in to your account and optionally fill out a profile. In addition to your username, your profile can include a photo, your name, bio, Instagram ID, and cover photo (but you only need to provide a username).

  1. Launch the Triller app.

  2. Click the profile icon in the lower right corner.

  3. Click to register or log in .

  4. Choose how you want to log in. You can use your email address or log in using Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), Snapchat or your phone number.

  5. If you choose email, you will need to create a username or password. After entering this information, click Create Account . If you select a phone number, you will log in using a code sent as an SMS.

  6. You'll need to confirm your email address before you can post videos and like and comment on others.

You can upload videos you've taken to the app or create clips using the built-in camera. Once finished, you can download the video to your camera roll or share it on social media platforms.

  1. Open the Triller app.

  2. Click the pink plus sign at the bottom of the screen.

  3. Choose Social Video to create your video. (If you want to make a music video, skip to the next section.)

  4. Click on the camera symbol to start recording.

  5. After a few seconds, a stop sign appears. Click it when you're done recording, then click Next .

  6. You can edit the length or publish immediately by clicking on the thumbnail and then clicking the edit button. If you want to edit, click Edit video .

  7. Click on the timeline to edit your clip.

  8. Click the thumbnail at the bottom for more options, including filters, text overlays, emojis, handwriting, typing, and lightening and darkening your footage.

  9. Click "Finish" after adding the effect.

  10. Click Done .

  11. Click Select Category and select something from the list.

  12. If you don't want to share the video publicly, tap Make video private . You can also add a description and tag the location.

  13. Click to post the video . You can also choose to save it. Just click "Save to Project Draft" .

To make a music video on Triller, you can record yourself dancing or lip-syncing to your favorite song, and the app will automatically edit it for you.

  1. Open the Triller app.

  2. Click the pink plus sign at the bottom of the screen.

  3. Select a music video .

  4. Choose a song. You can use Triller's music library or connect your music library to the app.

  5. Next, you can trim the audio and choose the length. Change the run time by sliding the button left or right. Drag the track left or right to select the part of the song you want to use.

  6. Click to record your video! Record a video and press the camera button.

  7. The recording will stop automatically, or you can stop it manually if desired. Once completed, click Next .

  8. Click Select Category and select something from the list.

  9. Click to post the video .

Triller's direct competitors are Byte, Instagram Reels, TikTok and other short video platforms. The main differences between these four applications are:

  • Bytes : 6-second clip; from the creator of the beloved Vine app
  • Instagram Reels : 60-second clips; built into the Instagram social network.
  • TikTok : 15-second clip; multiple clips can be linked together for up to 60 seconds.
  • Triller : Clips up to 60 seconds long; default is 16 seconds