How to Stitch on TikTok – Quick Guide

TikTok has a feature called Stitch, which is a new tool for editing videos. Stitch lets users trim an existing TikTok, and add to the video with their own footage. This essentially lets users add their own ending to an existing TikTok. You can Stitch someone else’s video or Stitch one of your own videos.

Stitching a TikTok allows users to merge different content together. Instead of a split screen format, which Tiktok Duet uses, Stitch integrates different footage together to make one TikTok. It’s a new method of collaborating with other creators. Stitch lets you reinvent a TikTok with your own twist.

How to stitch on TikTok

You can only Stitch TikToks that have the Stitch feature enabled. By default, Stitch is enabled for a TikTok. You cannot disable Stitch in the TikTok creation process, like you can do with the Duet feature. Instead, you have to disable Stitch by editing an existing TikTok.

If you’ve previously disabled Stitch for a TikTok, you can enable it again.

How to enable Stitch

In order to Stitch your own content, or allow others to Stitch your content, you must enable Stitch for your TikToks.

To enable Stitch, open the TikTok app and go to your profile. Find the TikTok you want to enable Stitch for, and press on it. Then, press the three dots or share icon. A tab should pop up.

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Toggle the switch for ‘allow Stitch’ on. Stitch should now be enabled.

You can also choose who can Stitch your TikTok by limiting who can view it. Press on ‘who can watch this video’, and choose an option. You can allow everyone to Stitch the TikTok, only allow friends, or only allow yourself.

You can enable or disable the Stitch feature for a TikTok at any time. You can only do this for a TikTok you created yourself.

How to make a video with Stitch

When a TikTok video is Stitched, the video will mention the original creator in a small tab near the bottom. You can also access the original TikTok by pressing on the tab, and selecting the original creator’s username. This should take you directly to the original TikTok.

Using Stitch on a video is quite simple to do. Open the TikTok app and find a TikTok you want to Stitch. Make sure that Stitch has been enabled for the TikTok. If not, you’ll have to find another TikTok to Stitch.

Once you’ve found a TikTok you want to Stitch, view it and press the share icon. A set of options should appear. Find the ‘Stitch’ option and press on it.

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Once you’ve pressed the ‘Stitch’ option, you should be taken to the trim function. Here, you can trim the TikTok to your liking. Move the sides of the rectangle left or right to trim the video. The portion within the rectangle will be the footage you retain, whilst the rest will disappear. You must have a minimum of 1 second of footage, and can only have a maximum of 5 seconds of footage.

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When you’re done trimming the video, press the ‘next’ option to move on. You should now be able to record your own footage.

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Press the red circle to start recording. This footage will appear after the trimmed footage. You need to record at least 3 seconds of footage.

When you’re done recording, you can edit the footage using the editing tools on the right. You can alter the speed, use filters, enhance the video, and more. After editing the video, press the checkmark in the bottom right.

Now, you can further edit the video by adding or editing text, using stickers and effects, adding captions, altering the volume, and more. Once you’re finished editing the final product, press the ‘next’ option.

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Here, you can add a description, edit privacy settings, and post the Stitch by pressing the ‘post’ option.

Conclusion

In conclusion, you can Stitch a TikTok by pressing on a TikTok, pressing the share icon, and selecting the ‘Stitch’ option. Trim the video, record your own footage, and then post it.

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