How to edit videos on TikTok

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Preliminary information

Before we get down to business and actually see how to mount videos on TikTok, I would like to clarify some aspects relating to the procedure in question. What am I referring to? I'll explain it to you right away.

As I already told you in the introduction of the article, TikTok offers very few possibilities to edit your videos directly from its official app and, by reading the next chapters, you will be able to personally see this. Indeed, to be honest, those of TikTok cannot even be defined as real video editing functions: the app of the Chinese social network very simply allows you to add filters and make some simple changes to the clips made, such as adjusting their duration. and the change of their order, but something can be done.



If, therefore, you don't have many needs and you are satisfied with the “basic” video editing functions integrated in TikTok, fine; otherwise you will have to fall back on using the video editing apps listed in the last part of the article. The choice, however, is entirely up to you. That said, let's get serious!

How to edit video on TikTok on Android

Let's go straight to the point and see how to edit video on TikTok on Android taking advantage of the functions included "as standard" in the app of the well-known Chinese platform.

First, log into your TikTok account from its official app and start making a new video by pressing the button capacitor positive (+) lead located at the bottom of the screen, in the center. Now, select the duration of the video (ex. 60s o 15s) and, when you are ready to do so, start recording by pressing the pink dot located at the bottom.


To make “cuts” while shooting the video, lift your finger from the record button; to resume recording, press it again and hold. Finally, click on the button (✓) located at the bottom right to stop shooting the video.


If you want to delete a clip among those made, press the button depicting the (X) and confirm the operation by pressing the button Delete present in the box that appeared on the screen. After registration, then press the button Adjust clip located on the right and, in the screen that has opened, tap on clip to modify.

Do you have a video ready and would like to upload it to TikTok? To do this, instead of pressing the record button, tap the button capacitor positive (+) lead, then on the voice Charge (bottom right), select one or more movies of your interest and press the button NEXT (bottom right). On the next screen, click on the item default.

Choose, therefore, whether to apply a crop to the video, using one of the pink slider present at both ends of the timeline, and presses the button (✓) at the bottom right to save the changes. To reorder clips, hold your finger on one of them instead and drag it to the desired location. Using the buttons depicting the arrow and dustbin you can, respectively, replace the clip with a new one or delete it from the video.

Repeat the operations in question for the remaining clips of the movie and, when you are ready to do so, press the button You prefer (top right). If you want, you can also apply filters ed vocal effects using the buttons located on the right or, again, you can add sounds, effects, text e sticker using the buttons at the bottom.


When you are ready to do this, press the button NEXT (bottom right), enter a description of the movie in the appropriate text field and press the button Public, to share it. It was simple, wasn't it?


How to edit video on TikTok on iPhone and iPad

You use a iPhone or iPad and you would like to know how to mount videos on TikTok through the official app of the social network? Well, basically the procedures to be performed are the same as I indicated in the previous chapter on Android.

Again, the first thing you need to do is to log into your TikTok account from its official app and start making a new video. To do this, first press the button capacitor positive (+) lead at the bottom of the screen, choose the duration of the movie (ex. 60s o 15s) and keep your finger pressed on the pink dot (bottom, center).

To make “cuts” while shooting the movie, release your finger from the record button and, when you are ready to shoot a new clip, keep your finger pressed on it again. When the registration is complete, press the button (✓) (bottom right), so as to complete this first operation.

In case you want to delete a recorded clip, press on (X) placed in the lower right corner e confirmation the operation using the appropriate button in the opened box. After recording the video, press the button Adjust clip (on the right, in the new screen that opened) and, using the editor that appeared on the screen, act on one of the clip to be modified (by pressing on thepreview of the same).


If instead of recording a video from scratch you have decided to load one from the roll of your device, after pressing the button capacitor positive (+) lead, presses on the voice Charge (bottom right), choose one or more videos of your interest in the screen that opened and tap the button NEXT located at the bottom right. On the next screen, then presses on the wording default.


At this point, if you wish, apply the cutout of your interest using one of the pink slider placed at both ends of the timeline and presses the button (✓) (bottom right), so as to save the changes made. To reorder the various clips, then keep your finger pressed on one of them and drag it to the desired point, according to the order you want to follow. Through the buttons depicting the timer and dustbininstead, you can adjust the speed of the clip or remove it from the movie.

Repeat the operations in question for the remaining "clips" that make up the video and, as soon as you are ready to do so, press the button NEXT located at the top right. At this point, if you wish, apply one of the filters available (via the appropriate button located on the right) or add sounds, effects, text e sticker to the video (using the buttons located at the bottom).

Now, press the button NEXT (bottom right), enter a Description of the video in the appropriate text field and presses the button Public to proceed with the publication of the same.

App to edit video on TikTok

Do the editing functions of TikTok seem too limiting to you? Well, then I recommend you try one of the many app to edit video on TikTok made by third parties. Below I point out some of the most interesting.

  • Adobe Premiere Rush (Android / iOS / iPadOS) - is the mobile version of Premiere Pro, a very popular desktop video editing program. Its free version allows you to make up to a maximum of three exports: to remove this limit and take advantage of all the extra features of Premiere Rush, a subscription is required which starts at 10,49 euros / year.
  • Quik (Android / iOS / iPadOS) - this is a free application developed by GoPro, through which it is possible to edit video clips in an easy, fast and free way, using ready-to-use templates and themes.
  • KineMaster (Android / iOS / iPadOS) - it is one of the most powerful video editing software that can be used on the go. Its advanced functions allow you to fully control the clips of the project you are working on. Keep in mind, however, that its free version applies a watermark to exported videos, which can be removed by signing up for a subscription of 4,49 euros / month.
  • iMovie (iOS / iPadOS) - this is Apple's semi-professional video editing app (also available in a desktop variant for Mac), which allows you to edit video clips in a simple and intuitive way, thanks to its "clean" interface and minimal.

If you need more information on how to use these and other video editing apps, I refer you to the article I dedicated to the latter.

Once you have edited and edited the movie, you will need to import it into TikTok and publish it on your account, as I showed you in the previous lines.

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