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User Guide

How to make a sound on TikTok?

Feb 14, 20223 min readRahul Sathyakumar

You have finally made a video that will make people go crazy on TikTok. But wait, something is missing! You realize you need to have excellent audio in the background to make it perfect.

Even if you create videos or view them for entertainment, a good sound is an integral part of a video. Viral videos are usually a combination of exciting visuals paired with iconic sounds.

If you know how to make a sound on TikTok, chances are you can increase the share ability of your posts. Furthermore, there are chances that other TikTokers may use your sounds to pair with their content.

That's right! TikTok sounds can become as popular as videos, challenges and filters. Some sounds can create new challenges as well.

But chances are, you are new to TikTok, and you are yet to understand how to make a sound on TikTok. Incorporating sounds into your TikTok videos is easier than you think, and you must know how to make a video on TikTok first.


How to make a sound on TikTok?


While making a video, you can pair it with audio by creating your sounds, using sounds from other videos, checking out sounds from TikTok's library or recording a voiceover.

Here we will be looking into how to create your sounds on TikTok -


Step 1: Open TikTok.

Grab your device and search for TikTok among your list of apps. Tap it to open it.


Step 2: New Video.

Tap the "plus" icon, which can be found at the bottom of your feed.


Step 3: Record

Tap the "red circle" button at the bottom of the screen to record a video. When you finish recording, tap the red circle again and tap the red check-mark at the bottom right.


Step 4: Custom audio

This audio becomes your custom sound, and you can edit it using the bottom and side panels.


Step 5: Edit

You can trim the audio, add voice effects and even slow down the audio to create a "slow-mo" effect. Tap next.


Step 6: Post

Post your new TikTok video by tapping "Post."


Step 7: Add to Favorites

You will notice a spinning record at the bottom right of your TikTok video. Tap it and add to favorites to use the sound later.

Now that you have learned how to make a sound on TikTok, you can use it while creating other videos. If you want to use a voiceover, you can tap the side panel that appears before posting a video.

If you want to explore options for creating audio for TikTok videos, then you can check out our "How to duet on TikTok?"