How to trim a TikTok video and make precise edits to your videos

How to trim a TikTok video and make precise edits to your videos

One of the standout features of TikTok are its length limits. Videos shared on TikTok can last anywhere from a second to a minute, and the app gives users precise control over how long the clips are.

However, these controls aren’t always the easiest to use or understand.

Whether you’ve just shot a video in the TikTok app on your iPhone or Android, or you want to upload a video from your phone’s library, here’s how to trim it to the perfect length.

How to trim a TikTok video you just shot

1. Shoot your video in TikTok, then after stopping recording, tap the red check mark icon.

2. Tap the word and icon for “Adjust clip” at the top right of the screen.

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3. A bar will appear at the bottom of the screen, containing the clip. Use the red sliders on either side to change the clip’s start and end times, then tap “Save” at the top right.

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4. Tap “Next”, then select the publishing options and press “Mail” or “Drafts” to save the file.

How to cut a TikTok video from your phone library

1. Open the TikTok app and tap the plus icon at the bottom center of the screen.

2. Tap “Upload” at the bottom right, find and tap the video you want to add from your phone, then tap “Next”.

3. Use the red sliders at the bottom of the screen to change the start and end times of the clip, then press “Next”.

4. Add the effects or music you want, then publish or save the video in your drafts.

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