How to Trim Sound on TikTok

Have you ever seen one of those TikTok videos where the sound, song, or audio changes tone at the perfect…

Have you ever seen one of those TikTok videos where the sound, song, or audio changes tone at the perfect moment according to the video and what’s happening on the screen?

This kind of clever editing personalises your TikTok videos so that the sound perfectly corresponds with the visual side of your post. But how do you trim sound so that it matches your content?

Why Would Your Trim Sound on Your TikTok Video?

Creators use the sound trimming tool on TikTok to ensure that their videos flow seamlessly, balancing the music or audio with the visual aspect of their content.

If you find a song or sound that works well with your TikTok content but want to use a specific part of the song – perhaps the section which changes key, or which gradually starts to speed up – then the sound trimming tool enables you to bring that to life with ease.

5 Steps to Trim Sound on TikTok

  1. Create your TikTok video as you normally would, whether that mean uploading a series of images and existing clips from your device camera roll, or capturing your video organically
  2. Select the ‘Sounds’ icon and browse the music and audio options available
  3. Select the song that you want to attach to your TikTok
  4. Click on the scissors icon, which will open the sound wave. Drag the sound around until you land on the portion that you want to balance with your TikTok video or content
  5. Use the preview button to keep rewatching your TikTok to see if you have selected and chosen the right portion of the song in line with your TikTok

Once you’re happy with how the visual and sound of your TikTok is presented, you’re ready to make the final adjustments to the caption – and share it with your followers! It really couldn’t be easier.

NOTE: If you add a voiceover and other audio formats to your TikTok, the detailed editing screen lets you see how the flow of content runs with all of your different features and add-ons. This allows you to see where sounds may overlap, ensuring that the end result is clean and easy to digest.