Currently, the internet is ‘dominated’ by videos, on social networks such as Instagram or Facebook, through platforms like YouTube or Twitch and even TikTok. That is why I will teach you how to prepare, edit and publish videos on TikTok.
The platform is quite simple to use, despite a large number of options it provides to edit a video and publish it. The beauty of these kinds of apps is that they allow us to experiment or test before posting a video; I am going to see all the options you have when publishing one.
How to Post a video on TikTok
Before you think about posting, you have to edit the videos on TikTok. Therefore, you open the app and what you will have to do is Press on the plus sign in the lower central part of the screen. It will take you to camera mode. You can press the record button and start recording your video.
But before you start, some interesting tips to make your video or publication really stand out. Just above that button, you will find the time limits for the video; you can choose between 15 seconds, 60 seconds, or 3 minutes.
Below the button, you find a label for the camera button. To the right of this, you will have several templates that will take many of your photos in order to create a publication. This option is quite exciting in case you want to create a post like a card with some friends.
The most exciting thing is the effects button that is on the left side of the camera. This button allows you to access several interesting effects while you record the video.
How to add sound
There are a wide variety of ways that you can add music or audio to our video.
Let’s pretend that you are listening to the audio of a video. You like it a lot, so you can touch the moving circle that is in the lower right corner, and it will take you to the video page where you can see music by said artist. If you are editing your video, you can use the “Use this sound” button at the bottom to add it. Another option is to simply add it to favourites from the button at the top.
Once you are ready to add the audio to your video, you will have to press the camera mode and click on “Add sound” at the top of the screen. You can perform a search for an artist or song from the search box. You can also find new sounds from the “Discover” list in the lower left. As a last option, you have the possibility of accessing the list of favorites.
You choose the song that you like.
But you have more options available. If you scroll down the page, you will be able to find several playlists that are categorized. You can even see samples of the songs that are available. If you like any of them, you will have to click on “See all.”
How to upload photos and videos
In case you want to upload photos or videos that you have already taken from the camera. You will have to press the “Upload” button on the right side of the camera. It will take you to the photos application, where you will find all the photos or videos you have taken.
When you choose a photo or video, you can see a thumbnail at the bottom of the screen, where you can see in the order that they will appear. If you want to change this order, you press on the specific thumbnail. And you will move it to the left or right.
Finishing editing to post videos on TikTok
On the next screen, you will be able to play the video, and you will have a box at the bottom that will allow you to edit it. You also have other options, such as speeding up or slowing it down by pressing the clock icon. You can even rotate the image by pressing the square icon.
Here you will also have the possibility to add sounds or color effects, transactions, text, stickers, etc. you can even use filters to change the tone of the video in general.
Something that draws a lot of attention, especially in videos where you talk a lot is the possibility of adding subtitles. It is interesting because it allows the video to be more accessible, and people who have, for example, the audio turned off can still enjoy it. When you press to activate automatic subtitles, you will have to consent to the collection and use of audio.
The most important thing is that you practice don’t be afraid to touch any of the options. All these features can be modified or undone whenever you want. After all, one of the few ways to learn how to use a 100% app is by testing.
To finish, you come to the last page where you can describe the video, put tags or hashtags, and even tag friends. You can decide if you are going to allow comments or have people use your video for a TikTok Duet or Stitch.
In case you want to continue experimenting with the video, you can click on “Drafts,” and you will continue editing it. In case you think it is ready to publish, then click on “Publish.”