How To Record A Video On TikTok?

If you have decided to check the video platform TikTok, then you must know that this is a platform of trends and sounds. It is the most diverse platform which has grown to be one of the largest social media platforms. If you want to be on this platform, you must be familiar with the app and know how to record a video on TikTok.

It is fairly easy to start recording on TikTok. You just click the red button on the recording screen and start recording. But if you want to use the TikTok recording and editing tools to the fullest, it is extensive and can create great videos on its own.

This article will cover all the basic steps and methods on how you can use the TikTok app and its tools for recording videos, adding sounds and editing them. Please go through the article to understand more about the topic and some tips on making your videos better.

Record A Video On TikTok

At first glance, the TikTok camera and recording is simple and easy to understand the tool. But you will be amazed at how powerful can it be when used properly. The recording and editing screen of TikTok holds various other tools to create unique video content. However, there are things that the app is unable to do and you will need a third-party app for that.

If you are a new user on the platform, you may first want to understand how you can record a simple video and then post it. The below steps will guide you on how to record a video on TikTok.

Open the Tiktok app

Step 1: Open The TikTok App

Open the TikTok app on your device, Log in to your account if you haven’t already.

Click the '+' icon

Step 2: Click The ‘+’ Icon

On the home screen of TikTok, you will see a ‘+’ button. Click the button to go to the recording screen of TikTok.

Click the red button

Step 3: Click The Red Button

On the recording screen, you will see various options. Start recording by clicking the red button on the bottom part.

Record a video on Tiktok

Step 4: Record A Video On TikTok

You can record a video by clicking the red button. And stop recording by clicking the same.

Edit the video

Step 5: Edit The Video

Once done recording, click the tick button. This will start replaying the recorded video. You can use the tools on the screen to edit the video.

If you want to understand the tools and techniques for editing a video, refer to the ‘Edit Video On TikTok’ section of this article.

Click the next button

Step 6: Click The Next Button

Once the editing is done, click next to go to the next screen.

Fill the description and settings

Step 7: Fill The Descriptions And Settings

The next screen is where you can fill in the description and adjust your privacy settings.

Post the video

Step 8: Post The Video

Click Post To post the video on TikTok.

Step 9: Enjoy Your Video

Once you post the video, TikTok will upload it and you can see it on your profile.

This is a simple way of recording videos on TikTok. Therefore, new users will find it fairly simple to use the interface. You must have seen TikTok videos which use multiple clips combined. The process of creating such videos is not much different from creating a simple video like the above one.

How Do You Record Multiple Video On TikTok?

Recording multiple clips on TikTok can be done within the app itself. The videos you see with multiple clips joined together can be made by pausing and restarting the recording.

The below steps can be used to record a video with multiple clips.

Open the Tiktok app

Step 1: Open The TikTok App

Open the TikTok app on your device, Log in to your account if you haven’t already.

Click the '+' icon

Step 2: Click The ‘+’ Icon

On the home screen of TikTok, you will see a ‘+’ button. Upon clicking the button, it will direct you to the recording screen of TikTok and you can then click on the camera.

Click on camera

Step 3: Click On Camera

You need to then click on the camera option on the bottom of the screen.

Choose the time

Step 4: Choose The Time

Then, choose the time on the screen.

Click the red button to record a video on Tiktok

 

Step 5: Click The Red Button To Record A Video On TikTok

On the recording screen, you will see various options. The red button on the bottom-centre part of the screen can be used to start recording.

Click the middle button to pause

Step 6: Click The Middle Button To Pause

Once you start recording, the red button will turn to a pause button. You can click the button to pause the recording and then again click it to restart the recording. Click the sequence of your video by recording and pausing it.

Click multiple videos

Step 5: Click Multiple Videos

You must be able to record all the clips within the timeframe you chose to record in i.e. 15 sec, 30 sec, 1 min, etc. You won’t be able to record more than the selected timeframe.

Click the next button

Step 6: Click The Next Button

Once you are done recording, click the tick button and edit the video. After editing, click next to go to another screen.

Fill the descriptions and settings

Step 7: Fill The Descriptions And Settings

You can fill your descriptions, tags, adjust privacy settings and more on this screen.

Post the video

Step 8: Post The Video

Once all things are done, click post to post the video on TikTok.

Enjoy your recorded video

Step 9: Enjoy Your Recorded Video

Tiktok will upload the video and once the upload is complete, it will appear on the profile page of your account.

Note – Anything saved on draft gets deleted when you log out of your account.

Also Read: How To Edit Tiktok Video For Starters

Upload A Recorded Video On TikTok

In case you are wondering how can you upload a pre-recorded video on TikTok, it is a fairly simple step on the recording screen. You can simply click the upload button on the bottom-right part of the screen to upload the video on the editing screen. Edit the video from there with the same tools available and use the same steps as before to upload the video to TikTok.

Upload multiple clips on the screen and edit them by cutting the clips and stitching them together. TikTok provides several tools to edit your video. Refer to the ‘Edit Video On TikTok’ section of this article to learn more about the editing tools.

How Do You Stitch And Record TikTok Videos?

Stitching is another feature on TikTok used to stitch any existing video to your clip. In addition, the feature is used to react and attach a comment to a video. You can use this feature to clip out a part of a video and record your video before attaching both. It helps users in commenting their views on the content and also to react to the video.

You can follow the below steps to stitch with a video and learn to disable the stitch feature too. Start by selecting a video you want to provide a comment on.

Open the tiktok app

Step 1: Open The TikTok App

Open the TikTok app on your device, Log in to your account if you haven’t already.

navigate to the video

Step 2: Navigate To The Video

Once you are on the TikTok home screen, navigate to the selected video. You can also use the search bar to search for the video if you remember the name of the video.

click share

Step 3: Click Share

On the video, you will see the three-dot button on the bottom-right part of the screen. Click the button and it will give you more options.

Select stitch

Step 4: Select Stitch

On the options list, you will see the stitch option. Then click the button to stitch the video.

Note – If the Stitch button is not available, it must be because the creator has turned off the stitch option for the video.

select the part you want to stitch

Step 5: Select The Part You Want To Stitch

Once you click the Stitch button, it will give you the video on the screen and a bar on the bottom. You can slide the bar to select the part of the video you want to stitch and cut away the other part.

click next

Step 6: Click Next

Once done with clipping out the video part, click next to confirm the selection. Once confirmed, it will direct to the recording screen.

record your video on tiktok

Step 7: Record Your Video On TikTok

On the recording screen, you can record the video of your part by clicking the red button on the bottom-middle.

click the tick mark

Step 8: Click The Tick Mark

Once done with recording, click the tick button to save the recording.

edit the video on tiktok

Step 9: Edit The Video On TikTok

You can now edit both of the videos stitched together. Add filters, stickers, sounds and other elements to the video.

click next

Step 10: Click Next

Click next on the bottom part of the screen and it will direct you to the final screen before uploading.

Step 11: Add Descriptions And Settings

On the screen, add descriptions, tags and adjust the privacy settings of the video.

Step 12: Post The Video

Click post to post the video on TikTok.

Step 13: Enjoy Your Video

Once posted, TikTok will upload the video and it will appear on your profile section.

In case you turn off the stitch feature on the final screen of the editing no one will be able to stitch your video.

Edit Videos On TikTok

Editing a video on TikTok is a very simple task. Though various tools are used to edit videos, the most used tools are listed and described below.

Speed

It is a tool to speed up or slow down a video. It must be set up before recording.

Flip

It is a tool to change your front and back camera.

Beauty

This tool enhances the appearance of the subject of the video. It adds virtual makeup to smoothen the image.

Timer

The timer provides some time before recording. You can set up the timer before recording to be ready to record yourself or a subject.

Filters

Filters are preset of brightness, colour and contrast applied to the recorded or uploaded video.

Effects

Effects are the collection of animations to be used to alter the audio or visual of the video.

Templates

Templates are a pre-set which is to be used to create a video from images.

These tools when combined and used properly can give you a quality video.

Therefore, if you master the use of these tools in creating your video, you will be able to output a great video.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please go through the frequently asked questions and their answers to understand more on how to record a video on TikTok and how you can use the various features and tools to create a more enticing video on the app.

Can You Upload TikTok Videos From PC?

Yes, you can upload TikTok videos from your PC too. Though, you will not get the editing feature that the app provides you can however simply upload videos without editing.

Can I Screen Record A Video On TikTok?

Yes, you can use a screen recorder app to record TikTok videos on your phone.

Does TikTok Tell If You Screenshot A Video On TikTok?

No, TikTok does not send any notification if you take a screenshot of a video or any other part of TikTok.

Can You See Who Shared Your TikTok Video?

No, TikTok does not provide data on the users who shared your videos. However, it does show the number of shares. Therefore, to see the number of shares, simply go to the video and look under the share button. If in any case, you couldn’t find the number of shares, you can check the Analytics tool of TikTok given to creators.

Conclusion

Therefore, to record a video on TikTok, you can simply go to the recording screen and click the red button on the bottom. You can also upload a pre-recorded video on the screen and edit it. If you want to create a video with multiple clips, you can do it by pausing and restarting the record by clicking the same record button.

In the case of stitching videos, the article provides steps on how you can perform the task.