With the recent rise in popularity surrounding TikTok, millions of people have taken to creating their own. Developing the concept and filming the video isn’t too difficult, but the editing can prove to be semi-tricky.

TL;DR – Use the Kapwing Studio in your phone's browser to make all the edits you want to TikTok videos before posting them.

That having been said, don’t sacrifice quality for the sake of dodging that extra time spent editing. Editing can truly prove to be the difference between a mediocre TikTok and a great one. That’s why I’m going to show you how you can easily edit any TikTok video.

Here is the what you’ll need to do:

  1. Upload your videos to Kapwing Studio
  2. Edit
  3. Publish and Download

Step One: Upload Your Videos to Kapwing Studio

Pick out the videos you’d like to include in the TikTok and head on over to Kapwing.com. Hit the “Start Editing” button and begin uploading all of your videos.

A screenshot of the Kapwing Studio upload screen.

Once they load on the screen, arrange them in whatever order you want using the Timeline tool.

Step Two: Edit

To start off, select the 9:16 aspect ratio in order to have the video formatted to the TikTok frame. Once you’ve done that, adjust the sizing and placement of the videos within the frame by going to “Edit in Studio.”

A screenshot showing how to resize videos in Kapwing.

Kapwing has almost every tool included in the Photos, iMovie, and Clips app, and can help make other edits you may need:

Overlay photos and text on videos
Cut out parts of video
Merge videos
• Add any song/audio track
Export as GIF
• Make PNG images
• Change video speed
Make video collages
Animate videos
• Create audio waveforms

A screenshot showing all the editing options in the Kapwing mobile Studio.

Step Three: Publish and Download

When you feel as though your video is complete, click on the red “Publish” button at the top, right of the screen. Kapwing will process your finished product in a brief span of time. Tap to download once it’s done and boom — you have a brilliantly crafted TikTok. Just upload the video to your personal TikTok account and post! TikTok fame may ensue shortly thereafter.

Editing in the TikTok App

While it may be a little bit more tricky, editing on the TikTok app is also a viable option! To do so, you’re going to either film clips on the app and then press the red check mark or upload videos and then click “Next.” The editing screen will then present you with some options you can choose from including: adding sounds, effects, text, stickers, and filters.

A screenshot showing the editing options in the TikTok app.

When you're done editing the TikTok, click on the "Next" button located on the bottom, left of the screen. From there, you simply pick a caption and upload!

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