How do I cite a TikTok video in APA?


APA recommends citing a TikTok in the following format: 

Last Name, First Initial. [@username]. (Year, Month Date). Content of the post up to the first 20 words. [Description of audiovisuals]. TikTok. URL

Marist Library. [@marist.library]. (2024, January 18). We are here and ready to help!. [Video]. TikTok.

If citing a TikTok live stream, APA recommends citing it as a personal communication since it is not archived by TikTok.

For other stories, highlights and accounts, check out this APA Style site page.

If you need further help, contact a librarian.


  • Last Updated Mar 26, 2024
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  • Answered By Brittany Costa

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