You can create an account via phone number, your WeChat or Weibo account. If you sign up as a person, it is irrelevant where you sign up. If you are a business, you can register for a personal account first, and apply for a business account in your settings.
During signup we recommend using Weibo. This will save you time when multiple people want to use the account, as your Weibo account is usually already managed by several people. Phone number or WeChat are quite personal and require that person for everything you need to login.
Open a business account
Business accounts have more features available than personal accounts, such as a verified icon, profile customizations and advanced measuring of campaign results.
In the app, you can apply for a business account here: Profile page > Three dots (Settings) > Manage my account > Get verified on Douyin.
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