Having someone teach me Excel tricks is one of those things that I didn’t expect to happen to me on TikTok
TikTok is a social network that many associate directly with dances, probably because it is closely linked to Musical.ly, with which it merged on August 2, 2018. And yes, it is true that there are many dance videos because the social network is strongly committed to this type of content, but not only dances
more or less cringe live TikTok, and it is that within the social network there is content of all kinds.
And we are not talking about clips of games or tricks for the PC, which too, but about true niches of the most curious. Because yes, it is true that by scrolling infinitely in “For you” you will find many dances, many cats and many funny videos, but surely also with lawyers giving legal advice, recipes, the official profile of Xataka and, eye, excel tricks. Yes, Excel tricks on a social network whose majority of users, at least in Spain, they have between 16 and 25 years old.
Excel tricks on TikTok, why not?
Excel is one of those tools with which you can do literally everything. In Xataka We have seen Excel sheets that nobody would believe, we assure you. There is Excel of happiness, of excuses at work, of financial life, of all the characters of ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ with all their information and even video games. I mean, people who think robots and AI will rule the world is that you do not know the capabilities of Excel.
But of course, to be able to do those things you have to know Excel. There are entire courses dedicated to learning Excel, as there is also specialized TikTok accounts in teaching from the most basic to the most complex.
Do you want to learn how to insert a cell, column or row using keyboard shortcuts? Here a TikTok. Do you want to learn how to highlight cells that have certain text? Hay un TikTok. Do you want to keep track of the price of your shares? Toma TikTok. Do you want graphics? Well not one, nor two, but three TikTok you have here.
If you want more, this link will take you to a direct search for the term “Excel”. East other link It will take you to the hashtag #exceltips, focused on tricks. There are zillions of specialized accounts in this Microsoft program. And it is very curious, because the same does not happen with Word and PowerPoint that, in principle, it could be intuited that they are programs more likely to be used by younger users. It’s the magic of Excel.
In the end, it is still curious how you can adapt something as complex as Excel to a format as ephemeral, casual, limited and vertical as the one proposed by TikTok. Who knows? Maybe you come to TikTok to see the last viral rectum and you end up with an advanced Excel course.
This article is part of a weekly section of Jose Garcia dedicated to addressing technology from a more relaxed, personal and informal point of view that we publish in Engadget every Saturday.