How to Edit Sounds in TikTok


Sounds are one of the best ways to enhance your videos and participate in trends on TikTok, and there are several options to customize how sound will be displayed in your video.

TikTok “sounds” are simply fragments of songs or original audio files that any user can use on the platform as the background of their own videos. Sometimes it’s chart hits, memes, and sometimes it’s just raw audio from another video that people are remaking.

Many dance and lip-sync trends are centered around these popular sounds, often people choose certain sections or verses in songs as the basis for their videos.

However, when adding sounds to a video in the editor, sometimes there may be confusion, which will make it harder to get exactly the part of the song you want. Fortunately, the process is not too complicated.

How to add TikTok sound to your video

Adding sounds to your videos is a simple process.

  • Launch TikTok and open the editor by clicking the “plus” button.
  • Click “Add Sound” at the top of the screen.
  • Tap the sound you want to use and tap the check mark to add it. You can also do this after shooting the video by clicking the “sounds” button in the lower left corner.

TikTok editor screen

How to Edit TikTok sounds

After you have added the sound, you may need to make some adjustments. To edit the part of the sound you are using:

  • Click the “crop” button on the right side of the screen (if you have already shot your video, the “crop” button is located in the “sounds” section).
  • Drag the slider to adjust which part of the song you want your video to start with.
  • Tap the check mark to confirm.

To edit the sound volume:

  • When you are done shooting the video, click the sounds button in the lower left corner.
  • Select the volume tab and use the slider to adjust the volume of the sound compared to the original sound.
  • Tap the screen again to confirm.

The steps are thankfully very simple and make it much easier to set up your video and customize it the way you want.


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