Put a Finger Down is a social TikTok game similar to the drinking game “Never Have I Ever” in which TikTokers hold up their hands and put down a finger when the speaker says something that they have or have done. The game began trending on TikTok in January 2020 and then became and then became an ironic meme in March after many TikTokers began using the game to tell a story or joke.
On January 6th, 2020, TikToker @abbeyborden uploaded a video in which she lists different things she has or has done urging others to use the sound to participate (shown below). The video gained over 474,000 likes in three months.
On January 10th, 2020, TikToker @ljl05102005 uploaded their own version of the game that could be used by others (shown below, left). The video received over 315800 likes in three months. On February 3rd, TikToker @amanz.bananz uploaded a “rich kid edition” of the game which accumulated over 108,900 likes in two months (shown below, right).