Resizing your content to fit every platform can be a hassle. Each platform has its own requirements, specs, and best practices, so take time to optimize the correct aspect ratio, length, and text format for best results. Let your voice be heard with micro-content shared across social media and experiment with reaching new fans and followers through new channels and techniques. Supercharge your editing workflow or enable a media team to collaborate in a single digital space, giving you peace of mind and creative control.
After you upload a video on YouTube, sharing to TikTok is a breeze. Kapwing imports videos from YouTube and TikTok URLs directly, so you don’t need to download the MP4 file on your device. Save memory by converting the video directly from YouTube to TikTok format.
Paste the YouTube URL to import the video from YouTube.
Clip the video to the part that you want to share on TikTok. Resize to vertical (9:16 aspect ratio) for the TikTok For You Page. Then, position the video in the center, add a background, and add subtitles and overlays.
When the video looks good, export the video as an MP4. Then, post the new video on TikTok.
Posting content to TikTok requires a few optimizations to ensure that your video hits the For You Page. Import the video from YouTube by pasting the URL. First, you’ll want to resize your video content to a vertical aspect ratio, 9:16. Social media experts recommend 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. You can transform a landscape YouTube video into a TikTok in four ways: crop out a 9:16 frame of content, put a blurred background using the Canvas Blur feature, use a solid white or colored background, or rotating the video 90 degrees to take up the whole frame. You can also make splits through the video to resize to different areas at different times. Using Kapwing gives you much more control over what content appears in the frame.
Then, clip the video to the section that you want. Repurposing YouTube videos can help you turn a single long video into many different TikTok posts. Using these shorter highlights - or microcontent - can increase the frequency of your TikTok posts. TikTok now supports videos up to 10 minutes long, but most popular sounds are 60 seconds or less with a hook in the first three seconds. Use the trimmer to shorten your YouTube video or the AI-powered “Find scenes” feature to locate split points in your YouTube video.
Finally, add any other text, overlays, emojis, or decorations to hook viewers into your video. For TikTok, add white or yellow subtitles directly into the MP4 with the Montserrat font. Kapwing supports multiple video layers, picture in picture, and side by side collages. To ensure your content fits in the TikTok frame, use the “Safe Zones” button to overlay the native buttons (like the profile details and actions) and position everything in the frame.
Once you’re done, click “Export” and find the Share to TikTok button on Kapwing’s final video page. Kapwing has a partnership with TikTok that enables creators to publish directly from their computer instead of sending the video to their phone. Post your YouTube videos on TikTok to streamline your workflow.
If you use an outside video editor to make your TikToks, you have full creative control and customization over your video. You can import files from YouTube and other hosting websites from just the URL, make collages with multiple picture-in-picture video layers and tracks, customize the audio track with multiple music layers, and precisely split and combine tracks together to time out the TikTok. Kapwing’s smart tools - like clean audio, waveform generator, and automatic captioning - speed up your workflow in creating optimal TikTok content for any video.
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