So, you’ve casually made a few TikToks here and there but now you’re looking to get more serious — step up your TikTok game, per say. The TikTok platform has advanced in terms of the amount of effort and creativity users invest into their TikToks and you’ve noticed. I’ve noticed.

One specific aspect that should never be overlooked is the impact of the sound used. However, TikTok has recently placed some limitations on how you can add sound. Now, you must either select music from TikTok’s on-app music library or add sound outside of the app.

Thankfully, Kapwing offers free tools that can help you create your own, original sound to go along with your video. It’s not too difficult either, let me show you how:

  1. Upload Your Video(s)
  2. Add/Adjust Audio
  3. Download

Step One: Upload Your Video(s)

Head on over to or the Kapwing app and find “Add Audio to Video” within Tools. Hit the “Upload” button and select your TikTok.

If you don’t already have a premade TikTok you’re adding the audio to, don’t fret! You are going to instead go to the “Video Maker” tool in which you can piece together numerous videos. For that tool, the process of adding audio is identical — simply click “Edit Audio” and then move on to step two!

Step Two: Add/Adjust Audio

Once your content is fully uploaded, you are going to click to upload audio and then select any song/sound from your files. Modify the sound of the original audio layer and the new audio with the additional features offered!

Step Three: Download

When you’re satisfied with the end product, select “Create” and Kapwing will process your video! Tap to download and then upload your original TikTok to the app. Now, the sound title displayed on the bottom of your TikTok will read as original. Other TikTokers can choose to use your audio in the future or you can reuse it yourself!

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