Since January 2019 Guinness World Records has had a strong presence on TikTok, fascinating people with the world's longest, largest, oldest things and much more!
We're now pleased to announce that we've joined the #LearnOnTikTok programme, an initiative started by the platform to bring educators, experts, real-world skills creators and non-profits together to seed a whole ecosystem of educational content.
With the aim of educating, informing and entertaining the TikTok community, the programme will be an opportunity to show the amazing records we have at our fingertips.
"The Guinness World Records TikTok channel has really developed since we started our account back in January 2019. We’ve discovered that TikTokers really enjoy the surprising skills and terrific talents that we share. This educational series goes even further and offers the fascinating facts behind the superlatives. We’re hoping that this series will inspire the next generation of record holders to step up." – Dan Thorne, Senior Social Media Manager at Guinness World Records
Alongside organisations such as the Met Office, English Heritage and Prince's Trust, our content will be showing off our record holders and the story behind the record.
Our #GWRoriginals videos will take many forms, including explaining the science behind records, record-breakers’ self-care routines, and bucket loads of motivation and inspiration.
So whether you want to learn how to plank from George Hood, the man who can hold a plank for over 8 hours, or want to see how Ayanna Williams cares for her 576.4 cm (18 ft 10.9 in) long nails, you can find all our #LearnOnTikTok videos on our profile, with many more to come!
"Guinness World Records are such a great part of our community and it's clear how much they are loved by millions of creators. It's been amazing to have them support us on our #LearnonTikTok journey and our ambition to make TikTok the home for fun and enjoyable short-form learning content. I can't wait to see what else our creators learn from their fantastic record-breakers!" - Normanno Pisani, Head of Media Partnerships UK, TikTok
As well as our own presence on TikTok, we monitor a whole host of TikTok records, featured in the new Guinness World Records 2021 book.
Unsurprisingly, TikTok powerhouse Charli D'Amelio (USA) holds the records for most followed individual on TikTok, the most followers on TikTok (female) and the first person with 50 million followers on TikTok.
The most followers on TikTok (male) is held by Zach King (USA), with 41,386,005 followers as of 20 April 2020.
Of course, we can’t forget the global phenomenon BTS, who’ve broken tonnes of records over the last few years, including the fastest time to reach one million followers on TikTok.
The Korean boyband amassed the audience in just 3 hr 31 min on 25 September 2019.