What is AS on Tiktok?

Ever wondered what AS means? If you are a great user of Tiktok, there’s a  ¾ probability that you must have seen AS on this social media platform. Most Tiktok users use the term “AS” in their videos, but you do not know what it means. Well, satisfy your curiosity by reading this article further.

Tiktok is a great social media platform full of attention-grabbing short videos of all kinds. This app gives room for users to make, watch, and post short videos. It is known for several viral trends that have been seen on social media. Trends are always updated on this app from time to time.

This great app attracts new tons of users daily. Lately, many users have been using AS as a hashtag on their videos, which has left many in a state of bewilderment. Below is everything you need to know about AS on Tiktok.

What you need to know about Tiktok

Tiktok, owned by a Chinese company, was originally made available in the Chinese market in 2016. It was launched in 2017 in most markets outside China but was made available worldwide a year after.

January 23rd, 2018, Tiktok became first among free downloadable apps on app stores. Currently, Tiktok has reached over 2 billion downloads across the globe. Tiktok has been made available in over 75 languages and more than 150 markets. This amazing app has a lot of user-friendly features that allow users to edit, adjust speed, and reshape video content to their taste before uploading them for others to see. This great application is really an interesting platform for the use of all.

What does AS in Tiktok stand for?

The acronym AS which has been trending on tiktok lately simply means adult swim. Adult swim simply means users creating their own bumpers through the use of snips of diverse pictures or videos and thereafter writing AS or adult swim over it.

Before Tiktok came into the picture, adult swim bumps were played before and after an ad. It was an easy way for the companies to advertise their channels.

These bumps were often quite simple like short art films. Videos or pictures of people swimming in a pool, a video of an old car, fantastic jokes, and others are often featured in these bumps. With adult space, cartoon networks were able to broadcast shows that do not need to be censored.

What Adult Swim is

In the early 21st century, the Cartoon network launched an American adult programme shown at night; the Adult swim. Under this category, there were shows like Final space, Black Dynamite, Robot Chicken, Rick and Morty, and others.

Adult swim showcases contents that were mainly for grownups, since the contents were not censored beforehand, they could contain erotic content, strong languages, and many other features that were not kid-friendly.

As time went on, after it became well-known, it was granted its own Nielsen rating. This was because it aired different content in the day and at night. Its official launching took place in 2001.

Since it contains contents that were not suitable for kids to watch, it states s warning note that says:

” These programs are not suitable for persons under the age of 18″

What is AS on Tiktok?

A typical picture of one of the shows featured on adult swim.

How Adult Swim Trend got into Tiktok

On 23rd May, a Tiktok user with the username @supvano uploaded the song which made the adult swim trend go viral.

The beat is extracted from BADBADNOTGOOD’s Time Moves Slow feat Sam Herring. The video clip posted by Vano3000 (@supvano) is Tiktok’s very first Adult Swim clip. Vano3000 mentioned that he was a great lover of adult swim.

The initial clip posted by @supvano shows him eating a sandwich, and a few days later he dropped another, saying the sound goes with everything. He then used the hashtag “Adult swim” which was later shortened to “AS”. Other users then began to mimic him, making the trend spread like wide fire in the harmattan.

Currently, according to Forbes, over 1.1 billion have made use of the hashtag “adultswim” and over  82.5 million of “adultswimbump,”  on the social media platform so far.

What is AS on Tiktok?
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The trending ” adult swim” on Tiktok videos

Is this latest trend known to Adult Swim?

Trust you must have thought of the question up there. Well, it’s a positive response. The programming block is aware of the trend going viral on Tiktok and has made it known that they are aware.

Importance of the prevalence of the trend ” Adult Swim”

While old memories had made many Tiktok users mimic this trend, its prevalence has opened up the branding of the bumps to a young and broad audience. 

TikTok is used by brands or companies to promote themselves. Branded or sponsored hashtags are a common sight on the app. Most brands use a branded or sponsored hashtag to show off a challenge that showcases their product with a view to promoting them. But, this adult swim trend differs from others, it was neither originated nor promoted by the adult swim on this app.

This trend can be likened to a free advert other than a sponsored one. This may be the major reason for its prevalence over a short period. With this latest trend, users feel authentic that they are making a trend that is made for them and by them, rather than a trend a brand has paid for.

Final Thoughts

There you have it; the answers to your questions about the new trend on Tiktok. The adult swim trend has brought an interesting side to the social media platform. It has indeed portrayed creativity!

Wouldn’t you love to do your own adult swim trend on Tiktok also?

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