How Many Views Makes a Video Viral on TikTok?

By John Adebimitan

So, how many views makes a video viral on TikTok? TikTok is unarguably the fastest-growing social media platform at this moment because, in just 5 years since its emergence, it currently has almost 1 billion monthly active users. It has also been downloaded more than 2.5 billion times from app stores.

Some people create TikTok videos for fun, while others want to make money or make a living off of the lip-syncing app. However, does TikTok pay content creators? If so, how many views do you need before you can make some bucks off TikTok? Continue reading to find answers to these and many other money-related TikTok questions.

How Many Views Makes a Video Viral on TikTok?

Basically, ‘Viral’ in the TikTok context can be subdivided into three categories:

  • Entry-level viral:  If your TikTok video gets between 100,000 to 250,000 views
  • Medium-level viral: If your TikTok video gets between 500,000 to 1,000,000 views
  • Pro-level viral: If your TikTok video gets anything above a million (1,000,000) views

Depending on the topic or niche, your video can even get more views over a longer period, which will make the videos fall into the ‘ultra-level viral’ category. This is common to celebrity TikTok videos. Also, something going viral will be niche-specific. Some videos may have less than 250k views but would be termed Pro-level viral in some niches, say finance.

In most cases, a viral TikTok video usually addresses a specific situation or is a product of a well-planned idea. That is why it was highlighted earlier that “making your videos go viral is also a skill that can be learned”.

For your videos to go viral on TikTok, they must get a lot of ‘shares’ because this projects your videos to a larger audience. That is why you should make your TikTok videos as engaging as possible to stir and retain people’s attention.

As a beginner, target around 400 views and 100 likes within 30 minutes of posting your TikTok video. Anything less than that may mean that your TikTok video has fallen short of going viral.

  • If 400 views = 30 minutes,
  • 800 views= 1 hour
  • 1200 views= 1 hour and 30 mins
  • 1600 views= 2 hours

This way, you get a little less than 10,000 views within 24 hour

How Many Views Do You Need on TikTok to Get Paid?

One of the criteria for getting paid as a content creator on TikTok is to have accrued at least 100,000 views within the last 30 days.

However, they have been reported to be paying between 4 and 6 cents per 1000 views. This means that for you to get more money, you need to have a lot of views regularly. For this to happen, your content must be engaging and interesting. You must also have lots of followers to pull off a viral-level video view.

When the Creator Fund was launched, its purpose was to support “ambitious creators who are seeking opportunities to foster a livelihood through their innovative content”. Since the announcement, top TikTok influencers have signed up for this program, ensuring that they get paid for the TikTok videos they create.

For instance, if you have about 1.5 million views, how much are you expected to receive from TikTok? If you are expecting between 4 and 6 cents for every 1000 views, that means you will be expecting anywhere between $80 and $100.

How To Go Viral on TikTok and Become TikTok Famous (Guide For Beginners)

Any type of video can go viral on TikTok, and that is the beauty of the platform. In comparison with other social media platforms, TikTok’s organic reach is unparalleled. The number of comments, likes, and shares a TikTok video gathers does not entirely determine if that TikTok video has gone viral or not. What truly determines if a TikTok video is viral is the number of views, and these views must come from new visitors to your page.

For example, a new TikTok user of 3 months once recorded more than 14 million video views within just one month of posting a video. And once TikTok notices that your videos are getting more views, TikTok will automatically push the videos to more people who might be interested in them.

While some TikTok videos go viral by chance (unplanned and spontaneous), making your videos go viral can be learned. Let’s see how!

  • Keep your video as short as possible
  • Use popular and trending music
  • Make your videos relatable
  • Add a call to action
  • Add a little suspense
  • Get controversial

How Long Does It Take for A TikTok to Go Viral?

Before anything, it is reasonable to understand that for your TikTok video to go viral, you must have been consistent (making quality and engaging videos every day for 7 days a week) on TikTok for at least 3 months. That means you can’t join TikTok today and expect that your first video will go viral, except it is exceptionally acceptable.

So, back to the question: how long does it take for a TikTok to go viral? Ordinarily, within the first 24 to 48 hours, you will know if your video has gone viral or not, while in rare cases, it could take months for a video to pick traction and go viral. For example. Have you recorded close to or more than 10,000 views within the first 24 to 48 hours of posting? That is a good sign that you’ll likely go viral.

Why Are My Tiktok Followers and Views Not Increasing?

Your TikTok followers and views might not be increasing because of these listed reasons:

  • You’re posting your content at the wrong time: To increase your chances of getting new followers and views on your content, switch to a Pro account, see where most of your followers are from, and then post according to their time zone.
  • When you don’t use the appropriate hashtags: Combining two or more hashtags can help your TikTok views increase so you can get paid. Hashtags like #fyp #foryoupage would push your content to a larger audience.

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