How to Trim Videos on TikTok

The right kind of content on TikTok can push your profile to new heights, increasing both visibility and the number…

The right kind of content on TikTok can push your profile to new heights, increasing both visibility and the number of followers who see and engage with your videos.

Of course, you might find that once a few blocks of content are stitched together, you want to trim your videos down to make them more appealing to your target audience. Which is where this blog comes in.

What Does Trimming Videos Involve?

Trimming a video is a form of editing, which allows you to cut the ends off at either the start or finish of the video.

It is activated via the trim icon which is a square box with a lifeline halfway through it and a small arrow point inward. When you click this icon on the edit screen, a red slider will appear underneath your video reel, inviting you to clip the ends of the footage.

3 Steps to Trim a Video

  1. Click on the plus sign in the bottom centre position of your screen and record a new video. You can do this in one long thread, or in a series of small segments depending on the topic and your preferred style
  2. Once you’ve finished filming, select the Trim icon which is labelled ‘Adjust Clip’ and trim the ends of the full video or the individual segments
  3. When you’re happy with the different trimmed segments, you can review the full video and make further adjustments in the comprehensive editing screen, before sharing the video to your profile

Top Tips for Trimming Videos

To optimise the flow of your video and to ensure that you don’t have any lost seconds, particularly at the start where you need to get into the video hook as soon as possible, trimming is great for putting quality over quantity.

With this feature, videos can be punchy and professional – perfect for going viral or simply showing followers what your profile and page is all about.

And there you have it! A quick way of editing and perfecting your TikTok content.