How to edit a video on TikTok

how to edit videos for tiktok
(Image credit: Mabel Wynne)

Learning how to edit a video on TikTok probably wouldn't have been something you wanted to do a couple of years ago, but in one of the most chaotic years for society, TikTok has benefitted. As one of the most downloaded apps on the App Store and Google Play, its popularity has steadily increased throughout the year. It’s provided not just entertainment, but also comfort and in-jokes for many, creating a feeling of unity for its users. Social media monetisation success stories have also increased over the last year, therefore it’s no surprise that so many people have taken the plunge into creating TikTok videos themselves. 

Don’t worry - you don't need to be a video-editing professional to edit videos on TikTok. Like the best video editing apps, TikTok’s user-friendly video creating and editing services make it easy to make any video come to life, and it’s not difficult to get the hang of. To get you started, below is the ultimate guide to how to create and edit a video for TikTok. If you're still not convinced TikTok is for you, then see our guide to what TikTok is all about, or else check out our top video editing apps for YouTube.

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Mabel Wynne

Mabel is a freelance writer, artist and filmmaker. When she's not writing about the arts industry, books or culture, she's working on writing and illustrating her stories or developing experimental filmmaking projects. Working in journalism, poetry, documentary-filmmaking, illustration and fiction, storytelling is at the heart of what she does. She started writing articles in online magazines when she was seventeen. After training at the BFI Academy and then studying at UAL, she is now continuing to write articles while she works on creating and launching her first books and films.