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How to Trim Tik Tok Videos

Last Updated: Sep. 07, 2021

Summary: This article shares the tools and ways that may help you on how to trim video on TikTok, including how to trim Tik Tok video via:

There are certain parts of the video that are not necessary to upload on your Tik Tok?

Or want to share amazing Tik Tok videos to other social media while these sites set a limited video length for you to upload and share?

Then you'll be wondering how to trim tik tok video? In this article, we will show you different ways on how to trim a TikTok video instantly.

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TikTok App

TikTok has its own built-in video editor that can help you edit your TikTok video in various ways, including adding text, adding filters, and trimming your video, of course.

Follow the simple tutorial below to trim your video in TikTok:

Trim a Video in TikTok with the Built-in Trimmer

Step 1 Launch TikTok on your phone tap on the "+" button at the bottom of the screen to record a new video or upload a video from your gallery.

Step 2 Once you're done recording or uploading your video, press the red check-mark icon located on the right and bottom of the screen to go to the editing page.

Step 3 Then, you'll see the Trim option on the right-hand side of your screen. Just tap on it and then trim the video to the length you're comfortable with.

Step 4 Click on the "Bling" icon to download it. Then the bling filter will be live, and you can apply it to your videos.

Trim a Video in TikTok via the "Adjust Clips" Feature

Besides, in the latest updates of TikTok, it has added a new video editing feature called "Adjust Clips", which provides a new way to re-shoot and re-arrange specific sections of your TikTok uploads.

Depict video: New Updated "Adjust Clips" Feature in TikTok

No doubt about it, the "Adjust Clips" feature also allows users to trim a video, even to trim parts or each clip in a video:

Step 1 Open TikTok and press the "+" icon at the bottom of the screen to start recording as usual. Or click upload to select a video clip from your gallery.

Step 2 When you are done recording your work, click on the red check button at the bottom of the screen

Trim a Video in TikTok via the

Image Board: Trim a Video in TikTok via the "Adjust Clips" Feature

Step 3 Then, you'll see the "Adjust Clips" option on the top right of the screen, just click it.

Step 4Now, you can trim your video clips by hold and pull the edges in and out.

    Pro Tips:

  • If there are multiple clips, you can also edit them individually, just select the clip you want to adjust on the bottom left. Then trim it as you like.
  • Want to reorder your clips? Just perform a long hold on the clip and then move it to the desired location.

Step 5When your clips are trimmed and ordered as you desired, you can hit the check icon at the bottom of the screen to save it. Then tap next and post the video as you usually would.

Powerful Video Editor

While many people complain that there is no "Adjust Clips" option on their App, so here are some external powerful video editors with comprehensive editing features that are helpful to trim and re-arrange your video.

We recommend using the free online video editor, FlexClip, especially if you need to do a lot of editing.

FlexClip's advanced editing feature allows users to trim a video, not only to cut off the beginning or ending part of the video but also to trim the middle of a video. Besides, you can also rearrange your clip with great ease in a few clicks at FlexClip.

How can you do this with FlexClip? Below are our simple instructions:

Step 1: Launch FlexClip

Go to FlexClip homepage with Chrome and start with the Make a Free Video button. Then you'll enter the template page, just click the + Start From Scratch to upload your video.

Start From Scratch

Image Board: Start From Scratch

Step 2: Upload Video Clips

Upload your video clips as storyboards with the + icon > add local media, then it will ask you to trim your clip here, and you can drag the slides to cut off the beginning or ending part of the video.

Upload Video Clips

Image Board: Upload Video Clips

Step 3: Trim Your Video

Here you can easily trim your video with the "scissors" icons:

# For basic trim on the beginning or ending of the video, just turn to the Trim Video icon located in the lower right corner of the screen.

Depict video: Trim a Video with FlexClip 1

# Want to trim the middle of a video? You need to go to the split feature first:

- Slide the playhead and position it at section you want to trim and click the Split button;

- Then the video will be split into two clips, and you can tap the video clip you want to trim and turn to the Trim button to get it cut as you wish.

Depict video: Trim a Video with FlexClip 2

Step 4: Rearrange Your Video

The storyboard mode of FlexClip makes it super easy to reorder your clips: simply move storyboards forward/afterward to get it on the desired location.

Depict video: Rearrange Your Video with FlexClip

Online Video Trimmer

For the basic trimming of a video, you can also turn to the online video trimmer, which can help you trim your TikTok video quickly and easily without downloading or installing anything.

FlexClip also provides you with a free video trimmer allowing you to trim your video with great ease.

Simply drag the video file to FlexClip video trimmer, and select the trimming area by moving the markers to set the starting and ending point. Last, export the trimmed video.

FlexClip Online Video Trimmer

Image Board: FlexClip Online Video Trimmer

Moreover, this trimming tool is totally free to use. You can download videos without watermark.

Final Words

That's all about how to trim a TikTok video. We hope the tools and method above can give you a better experience to trim a Tik Tok video.

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