Follow These 5 Musical.ly Tips and You'll Instantly Become a Star

You probably spend more time than you should creating musical.lys, but do you really know everything there is to know about the app?

We're divulging five tips you may not have already known to make your experience with Musical.ly that much better.

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We even used some of these tricks when we created musical.lys to "We Don't Talk Anymore" by Charlie Puth with Olivia Holt, Ryan McCartan and the rest of the stars of The Standoff at the red carpet premiere. Watch the video below now to get a little inspo for your next musical.ly. And keep reading to discover all our secrets for mastering the art of Musical.ly.

1. Get More Fans

Collage on how to get more followers on Musical.ly

Getting tons of followers is easier than you might think. All you have to do is click the "leaderboard" button on the search page. A bunch of the top musers will show up. Go ahead and click on one of those leaders. When you get to their page, click and un-click the "following" button a handful of times. Repeat this process on as many of the musers on the leaderboard as you would like and watch the fans roll on in!

 

2. Film a Musical.ly Without Having to Hold Your Phone

Musical.ly no hands filming collage

Sometimes you need to get a little cray with your videos and do something that requires you to use your whole body. How do you go about doing that when you need to hold your phone to film it? There's a simple solution. After you click the "shoot first" button, you'll be redirected to the page where you can record your musical.lys. Click on the little button on the right-hand side with a subscript number five next to a power button. This will let you shoot your vids without having to hold your phone. Look ma, no hands!

 

3. Don't Do It By Yourself, Duet

Selena Gomez musically duet screen shots

Sure, you can film musical.lys with your besties when you're all hanging out. Did you know you can also film videos with them when you aren't together? Thanks to the hand-dandy duet feature, you can sing with your friends or any muser in the universe just like that. Start off by choosing the video you want to perform a duet with. We chose Selena Gomez because, duh: queen. Once you're on the video, tap on the three little dots on the right-hand side. A bunch of options will pop up and you'll select the "start duet now!" button. Duet!

 

4. Edit Your Videos

Video Star app screen shots

When it comes to adding cool effects to your musical.lys, Video Star is the perfect app for that. Download it to create tons of visually stunning videos for your musical.ly account. After you make the video on Video Star, save it to your library by clicking the "Sent to Camera Roll" button. Then when you open musical.ly, you would upload the video from your camera roll and share it. It's easy as pie!

 

5. Cut It Out

Musical.ly app screen shots

Filming a video to a full song is a lot of effort. Thankfully, you can shorten how much of the song you want to with a nifty little edit. When you're ready to shoot your video, click the "pick music" button. A page will pop up with tons of music you can pick from. We're fans of the "lip-sync classic" songs. After you pick a song from the list, you can start singing along. To cut the song shorter, tap the scissors icon in the top right-hand corner. You'll be able to choose where you want to start and stop the song. Then you film it. Boom. Done.

 

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