How To Make A Photo Dump On Tiktok

Tiktok is a short video creation application that has taken the internet by storm. Users are able to create fun videos and use their creativity to stand out from the crowd of users on Tiktok.Using your pictures, you can create photo dumps and add fun features within it to make your Tiktok stand out. Today, we look into how to make a photo dump on Tiktok with different features that Tiktok has for their users.

You can either use a green screen sticker, a built- in template or create basic photo dumps using Tiktok. Users also can have fun by adding a single picture and creating a Tiktok video with it. Overall, the photo dump is a trend that is going on in Tiktok and if you are here to learn how to make the best of this trend, then keep reading further for a better instructive method on how to go about with this.

What Is A Photo Dump On Tiktok

Instagram came up with the option to add multiple pictures to one post and the trend of photo dumps came from there. This photo dump is where you post a bunch of completely unrelated pictures onto one post.

Users on Tiktok were not late to adapt this trend to their Tiktok videos and get creative with photo dumps. Tiktok users then started adding a bunch of pictures to their videos creating photo dumps as well. If you want to create a photo dump like all the other Tiktok users you see then you are in the right place.

When you add pictures as a photo dump on Tiktok then each photo is displayed for 2.5 seconds but you can change this by adding sound and syncing the picture to the sound on the video. You also have timer effects that you can use. Each of these features and how to make a photo dump on Tiktok are all elaborated on below in the article.

Ways To make A Photo Dump On Tiktok

Now that you have an understanding of what a photo dump on Tiktok is and what it is all about, we get into how you can make a photo dump on Tiktok. As mentioned earlier, there are many ways in which you can do this and each step is mentioned below with creating photo dumps.

Use A Green Screen Sticker

The first way you can create a photo dump is by using the green screen stickers. Tiktok video effects let you add a picture onto the screen and reference the picture for your videos. You can add more than one picture and create dumps while adding yourself onto the video as well to make it even more fun.

Step 1: Launch Tiktok

First, open the Tiktok app on your device. Then, log in to your Tiktok account.

Step 2: Go To Effects

On your record video page, go to the Effects button at the bottom left corner of the record video page.

Step 3: Access Green Screen

From the effects, choose the logo that looks like a person gazing up at the green screen logo. This will let you access the green screen sticker.

Step 4: Select Image

Once you do that, you can then select the image you want to put up in your video. You can add more of the green screen stickers as a part of the photo dump you want to create on your Tiktok.

Step 5: Add Image To Video

Once the image is selected, you can add it as a green screen reference to your video. By clipping your image to the video, it let’s you deliver commentary on the photos that you’ve added.

Using Built In Templates

Another way in which you can create a photo dump is by using the built-in templates that are already there on Tiktok. If you do not have a set idea of how you want your photo dump to look and to be creative, then these templates can be extremely helpful. To access these templates and create fun videos, you can follow the given steps.

Step 1: Open Tiktok

First, launch Tiktok on your device by tapping on the application. If you are not already logged in, then log in to your account using your username id and password.

Step 2: Tap On The ‘+’ Icon

On the bottom of the screen in the center you will see the ‘+’ icon. Tap on it to start creating your own video on Tiktok.

Step 3: Tap On Templates

Right below your uploads option, you will see the option for Templates. Tap on that option to access the already built in templates in Tiktok.

Step 4: Select A Template

Once you are on the templates page, swipe through the templates that are there till you find one you like. You can then choose the Select Photos option to add your photo dump onto the template that you’ve chosen.

Step 5: Select Pictures

Depending on the template you have chosen, you will get to choose the pictures. So, if you have a lot of pictures you want to add to the photo dump then choose your template accordingly. Once you’ve done that, tap on the empty circle on the top right corner of the pictures you want to add to the photo dump. Keep in mind that the photos will appear in the same order that you’ve selected them.

Step 6: Tap On OK

Once you are done choosing the pictures for your dump according to the order you want them to appear in, tap on the OK option on the bottom right corner of the screen.

Step 7: Add Effects

Next, you have the option to add effects to your Tiktok photo dump. You will see all the effects on the bottom of the screen. This bit is optional as you can choose not to add any effects and leave your photo dump just as it is as well.

  • The templates usually already have a sound in them but you can also choose a different sound from Tiktok audio. For that, choose the Sounds icon on the bottom left corner.
  • You can then add time effects and visual transitions according to your preference from the icon right next to the sound which is shaped as a timer.
  • Next, you can also add text in different formats using the A icon from the bottom of the screen.
  • You can also add stickers and emojis from the emoji icon on the bottom of the screen towards the right.

Step 8: Add Captions And Post

Once you’ve added the effect you like or choose to leave the dump as it is, you can then tap on Next.. Once you’ve done that, add a caption and relevant hashtags to your video post. Finally, tap on the Post button to add your video to your Tiktok account.

Make A Basic Photo Dump

Next, you can choose to add a photo dump on your Tikto video without the template as well. To do this, you need to have a set picture dump that you already want to add and follow the steps below from there.

Step 1: Open Tiktok

First open the Tiktok app by tapping on it. You can then log in using your username id and password if you are not already logged in to your account.

Step 2: Select Upload

On the bottom of the screen, tap on the ‘+’ icon to add your Tiktok post. You can then choose the Upload option that is on the right side of the screen.

Step 3: Go To Photos Or Images

From there, tap on the photos or images option from the top right corner of the screen. You will be directed to the images gallery on your device from there.

Step 5: Select Photos

You can then select all the photos you want to add to your photo dump by tapping on the empty circle on the top right corner. Keep in mind that you can only add up to 35 photos or videos according to your preference. Whatever order in which you select the photos will be the order in which the photos will appear in the dump as well.

Step 6:Select Sound

Ttiktok will then recommend a sound for you to add to your video. You can also tap on the magnifying glass and choose to look for the sound you want to use for your video. From the discover page, you can access all the available sounds on Tiktok.

You can also adjust the sound volume of the Tiktok video from the volume button on the screen. Then tap Next to go to the next page.

Step 7: Add Effects

Next, you can add effects to your photo dump from the options on the bottom of the screen. In order to sync the photos to the sound, you can time your images and how long they appear on the screen.

Step 8: Upload Photo Dump

Finally, app a caption to your post and relevant hashtags. The hashtags help push your Tikto video on the discover page as well. You can then Post your photo dump on Tiktok.

Make Tiktok Videos With A Single Photo

If you are looking to create a video on Tiktok with a single photo and are not looking for a photo dump then that is possible too. From the steps above, go to upload and choose the picture you want to add. You can also add the option of green screen and add yourself and other pictures onto the video as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some frequently asked questions on how to make a photo dump on Tiktok are below.

What Does A Photo Dump Mean On Tiktok

Similar to the trend in Instagram where users add multiple photos to a post, the photo dump trend is the same in Tiktok. However, instead of it being in a post, users add multiple pictures in their videos that they post on Tiktok. Unlike a normal Tiktok slideshow of pictures, a photo dump usually has completely unrelated pictures being displayed.

Photo Dump Songs

If you are looking for better songs ro add to your photo dump videos then you can surf on the Tiktok application to see what is trending and being used most. You can then go to the discover section to look for fun songs to add to your photo dump and make them even more interesting.


In conclusion, you can make fun and interesting photo dumps using different features that are available to you on the Tiktok application. You can also add sounds and different kinds of effects to your video. If you are looking to only upload single pictures then you can do so by uploading the picture on your Tiktok and following similar steps. Hope this guide has helped you figure out how you want to create a photo dump on Tiktok and hop on the growing trend.