Straight TikTok

What does Straight TikTok mean?

‘Straight TikTok’ is another way to say ‘Mainstream TikTok’

When you hear the term ‘Straight TikTok’, it refers to the more popular sections of the TikTok platform. This includes trends like dance challenges, famous TikTok personalities, point-of-view videos, and attention-grabbing clips.

TikTok is a well-known video-sharing app that became a hit in the late 2010s, mostly with the younger generation, often referred to as Zoomers. As the app’s popularity skyrocketed, content creators rushed to produce and share content to grab views and gain followers.

Though ‘Straight TikTok’ initially referred to content from heterosexual users, it has since evolved (around June 2020) to now represent the generic content that is directly presented to you on the app’s ‘For You Page’ (FYP).

This term often carries a negative undertone. A lot of TikTok users see ‘Straight TikTok’ as the less appealing side of the app. This is mainly because they feel that most creators on ‘Straight TikTok’ are merely posting content to bait views, known as ‘Tikbait’.

On the flip side, these users often see ‘Alt TikTok’ as the better part of the app. They believe that ‘Alt TikTok’ showcases more original and engaging content that aims to genuinely entertain or educate the audience.

Example for using ‘Straight TikTok’ in a conversation

Hey, have you seen the latest TikToks on Straight TikTok?

Yeah, it’s all about the mainstream stuff like dance crazes and influencers, right? πŸ•ΊπŸ“²

Exactly! It’s the FYP content that comes straight at you. Some people think it’s not so great though. πŸ˜…

Yeah, I’ve heard that. They prefer alt TikTok for more unique and entertaining content. 🌟