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Top Trending Hashtags on TikTok During Social Distancing

Kayla Mandel
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Kayla Mandel
Published On
Apr 24, 2020
TikTok during social distancing

In a world of social distancing, now more than ever, consumers are turning to social media to stay connected and entertained. TikTok users are on the rise as Gen Z and millennials turn to the platform and share their quarantine experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With many people out of school or WFH, not only does TikTok allow users to stay connected, but it offers a place where people can stay informed, share experiences, thoughts, feelings and questions. It’s a platform that brings us together through relatable and authentic content. Whether that’s watching someone’s dad perform a TikTok dance or a tutorial on how to make whipped coffee, users are sharing and watching clips on how they’re #keepingbusy during this global crisis.

The hashtags that are currently trending on TikTok really speak to how Gen Z and millennials are able to shed light during a dark time and how we really are all in this together. Let’s take a look at the top five hashtags that are trending today and earning millions and billions of views!

#workdistractions (2.6B views)

As we’re all isolating at home, it can be easy to get distracted. Whether you’re dealing with constant interruptions from your dog wanting to play or getting a sudden urge to clean your whole apartment, finding that balance can be challenging. As it’s an adjustment for us all, TikTok users are finding ways to bring laughter and light to the situation. As a brand, this trend could be a great opportunity to showcase new product launches, promotions or initiatives that would gage interest from consumers.

#blanketlife (1.2B views)

With 1.2 billion views, the trending hashtag #blanketlife shows what happens when you grab your blanket and come out of hibernation. Whether you’re finally getting up to fix the wifi, grabbing your 10th meal for the day or a quick snack during a 10 second Netflix intermission, users are hooked on this trend and the content definitely brings laughter to many of us!

#indoorworkout (2.2B views)

While the gym may be closed, various trainers and fitness studios have shifted to virtual workout classes. Who needs to go to the gym when you can get fit at home? TikTok users are turning to the platform to show others their #indoorworkout. Whether you’re into yoga, pilates, or if your daily fitness consists of walking to and from the fridge, users are able to get inspired and get moving! For any brands in the fitness industry, this trend could allow you to share various routines, activewear, healthy recipes and advice during this time.

#keepingbusy (3.6B views)

Being in quarantine is a whole new world and we’re all finding ways to keep busy. TikTok users are coming together to share their experiences and how they’re coping at home. From posting DIY home decor videos, healthy recipes, skincare remedies, or hair care routines, this trend can be an opportunity for any brand to build awareness.


#healthheroes (878.5M views)

This trending hashtag pays tribute to everyone affected by COVID-19. Whether you’re working on the frontlines or finding ways to support healthcare professionals from afar, people are using this hashtag for all the #healthheroes out there making a difference, saving lives, and inspiring each and every one of us, every day.

We’re All in This Together

While there may be uncertainty now, there’s one thing we know for sure–it’s important to continue lifting each other up, spreading positive vibes, and coming together as a whole. No matter who you are or where you are in the world, we’re all in this together.


  • Kayla Mandel is a Client Success Manager at TIA, specializing in Influencer Marketing campaigns. She’s passionate about music, travel and interior design.

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  • Kayla Mandel is a Client Success Manager at TIA, specializing in Influencer Marketing campaigns. She’s passionate about music, travel and interior design.

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