How to Trim a Sound on TikTok Before/After Recording

Posted on: Jan. 14, 2022
Summary
In this tutorial on how to trim sound on TikTok, we will learn how to trim sound or music on TikTok before and after recording.

TikTok itself is a great application to make and record videos with music. It's pretty self-sufficient when it comes to adding songs or sounds to a video as its music library features a variety of audio resources.

However, TikTok videos have a time limit of one minute, and few songs last less than that, leading to the need to trim a song or sound on TikTok. So stick with the article to know how to trim a sound on TikTok, including trimming music or audio before recording and after recording.

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Part 1 How to Trim a Sound on TikTok Before Recording

You can trim a sound or music on TikTok in 2 ways at different times, that's trimming the music before starting to record a video or after recording a video.

First, let's see how to trim the music on TikTok before making a video.

Step 1
Launch TikTok and tap on the "+" icon in the bottom center of the screen.
How to Trim Sound on TikTok Before Recording - Get Started

How to Trim Sound on TikTok Before Recording - Get Started

Step 2
Press Add a sound at the top to select the song you want to add to your video.
How to Trim Sound on TikTok Before Recording - Add a Sound

How to Trim Sound on TikTok Before Recording - Add a Sound

Step 3
Once selected, you can start trimming it to the desired length using the musical note icon with the scissors in the list on the right.
How to Trim Sound on TikTok Before Recording - Trim

How to Trim Sound on TikTok Before Recording - Trim

Step 4
When you tap on the trim music icon, you will see a wave shape representing the added music on the next screen, just drag the waveform to select a part of the song.
How to Trim Sound on TikTok Before Recording

How to Trim Sound on TikTok Before Recording

Step 5
After you are satisfied with the song, tap the red checkmark to confirm, then you can start recording and making your TikTok video as usual.

Part 2 How to Trim a Sound on TikTok After Recording

The other way to trim a sound on TikTok is cutting the music clip after recording your TikTok video. Follow the simple steps below to trim a sound on TikTok after recording or uploading your own clips.

Step 1
Open TikTok and tap the "+" icon to record a new video or upload one from your device's library.
Step 2
Click on the "Sounds" icon at the bottom-left corner of the screen to select music for your video.
Step 3
Once you open the sound library, you can pick music from TikTok's library or use a sound from your favorites.
Step 4
When you select your desired one, you can trim it freely, press on the scissors symbol, and drag the sound wave to adjust when the audio begins and ends.
How to Trim Sound on TikTok after Recording

How to Trim Sound on TikTok after Recording

Step 5
When finished, go back, and from here, you can add effects, filters, stickers, and text to pull your video together make it far more appealing.

Final Words

Now that you know how to trim a sound on TikTok, it's time to have a try now. Shoot stunning videos and add cool music & more effects to create attractive videos right.

Additional TikTok Sound FAQs:

1. How can I change sound after posting on TikTok?

Unfortunately, TikTok does not allow to change or trim background sounds, including music, on the video you’ve already posted. So, before the video goes live, you'd better preview it as many times as you like.

2. How do I trim clips on TikTok?

Want to trim a TikTok video that you've just shot or uploaded from your device? You can use the "Adjust clips" feature or the built-in trimmer on TikTok. For more details, you can check our post on How to Adjust Clip Length on TikTok.

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