There are universal things in life that people seem to enjoy, especially when bored. There's the good ol' internet quizzes that test your intelligence, your vision, or helps you discover what type of food you are. And there's trying to beat the clock in some pointless challenge that really won't serve any purpose in life.
Thankfully, there's a new TikTok spacebar challenge that has taken over the social media site, and it really is the best of both of those worlds. Playing along, you get to test your skills against a clock and quiz yourself to see if you're as good as everyone else seems to be.
What is the TikTok spacebar challenge?
It seems like every week there's a new challenge on TikTok and that's what makes it so fun to endlessly scroll. This week, we're seeing the spacebar challenge which sounds just as it is.
People are recording themselves doing an internet quiz that counts how many times someone can hit their computer's spacebar in 30 seconds. Depending on the quiz taken, some try to hit the spacebar 300 times within 30 seconds or 225 times in the same amount of time.
The TikTok spacebar challenge has gone viral.
Looking at the tag for the spacebar challenge and it's clear that this one has gone viral with over 4.8 million views of the videos with the tag.
TikTok users record themselves taking the challenge, or others record themselves watching others take the TikTok spacebar challenge. Some are increasing the challenge by using multiple keyboards and screens at the same time. Some are taking their videos with music as their backdrop while the majority are just allowing the fast clicks of their keyboard to serve as the sound.
These challenges are addictive to watch if you're a competitive person because you get a huge desire to want to one-up a famous TikTok personality. And that's exactly what people are trying to do.
How do you do the TikTok spacebar challenge?
There are several sites that you can go to in order to take the challenge yourself. We've seen several sites used in the videos on TikTok and each one has a counter that looks slightly different.
Sporcle.com has a game on their quiz site that gives a 30-second timer and the goal is to achieve 300 hits of the spacebar within that time. CodePen has a spacebar counter, but this one doesn't contain any sort of time limit, but will count to what seems indefinitely. Also, MentalFloss has a spacebar counter quiz that encourages the user to hit 225 strokes of the keyboard within 30 seconds.
To take the challenge, head to one of these sites on your computer and using your phone, record a TikTok video of yourself taking the spacebar challenge.
Some users are sharing tricks for getting faster.
If you take the quiz yourself, you'll notice that it's not quite as easy to hit the number amount as you might think. Some TikTok users are sharing their secrets to getting more clicks out of their fingers within the time frame.
Some power through with two fingers, but the most skilled are able to use all five fingers to click one at a time in rapid succession.
Give it a try!