TikTok’s algorithm is unpredictable. That’s why TikTok “upside down” prank could actually become a massive event.
One minute, you’ll see one of the app’s top stars dancing, and the next, you’ll see a pile of loose pickles in a parking lot. Both videos will have hundreds of thousands of views and no explanation as to why the app’s For You page showed it to you.
TikTok user @thatsjustchris2, who is actually user @thatsjustchris using an alternate account with a modest 200,000 followers instead of the usual 1.3 million, urged those watching to partake in a potential prank.
“I need you guys to blow this up,” he said. “On May 1, post your TikToks upside down. No explanation, just do it. I want people to be in confusion.”
As of April 30, the post has 2.1 million views and more than 650,000 likes. A good swath of the site has at least encountered it.
Of course, there’s no telling which users saw the video. They might not regularly post, or they might think it’s an annoying prank. We’ll have to wait and see what happens on May 1.
Commenters seemed confused, but many were willing to participate.
“I’ll do it but why,” one said.
“This man is going to take over the world,” another wrote.
“Won’t work, they’ll still be the right way up for Australians,” a third joked.
In a follow-up video, @thatsjustchris also recommended flipping your profile picture upside down as well.
For those of you who don’t post TikToks, just flip your comments upside down. It’s a revolution.
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