An Easy and Fun TikTok Video Editor

Publishing on TikTok can be exhilarating, but exhausting. You might need 12 takes to get it right. Or you might need to watch an hour-long video to find the one TikTok-able moment. Descript’s script editing tools make it easy. Shoot as many takes as you need — just keep the camera rolling — or quickly search your transcript for the key moments, then clip it, add text, and upload in a few clicks.

Enhance your TikTok videos with Descript

Descript’s video editing app makes it easy to convert your video’s aspect ratio to TikTok-friendly vertical format for iPhone or Android. Plus you can quickly add visual effects like animated text, slow motion, keyframe animation, and transitions to your video.

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How to edit TikTok videos

Step 1

After starting a new project, upload your video files and any tracks from your music library you want to include.

Step 2

If you’re starting a new video from an existing project, you can select the clip you want to convert, right-click and select “View Media,” then click on “Create Composition from file” on the right-hand panel. Now you have a new Composition for your TikTok video — and you can edit it without changing the original.

Step 3

Have fun editing your TikTok video with Descript’s editing features like keyframe animation and Fancy Captions.

Step 4

To convert your video’s aspect ratio for the TikTok app, click the video settings button on the top right corner of the playback window and select the portrait orientation. You can resize (and even stretch) your video to match the new frame by dragging the pink border.

Step 5

Done. You can now export your video and share it to TikTok, Instagram Reels, or YouTube shorts.

Enhance your TikTok videos with Descript

Descript’s video editing app makes it easy to convert your video’s aspect ratio to TikTok-friendly vertical format for iPhone or Android. Plus you can quickly add visual effects like animated text, slow motion, keyframe animation, and transitions to your video.

Download the app →

Develop your creativity using Descript

Layer audio, video, images, & more

It’s easy to overlay video effects, voiceover, and other sound effects on your TikTok video. Start a trend! If there’s an emoji that TikTok doesn’t have in its sticker roster, you can drag-and-drop it on your video with Descript.

Insert transitions

If you’re making a montage of clips from a longer project, you can add video and audio transitions for scroll-stopping TikTok posts.

Add titles & captions

Make your video accessible with subtitles. Make your video more distinctive with custom fonts for titles, captions, and any other text you include.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get my TikToks seen?

Many people will drive themselves up the wall wondering how to make TikTok videos that get popular. You can research what’s trending, who uses which hashtags, and what kind of faces the kids pull. But ultimately, the best TikTok videos are the ones that have something to say, or that make people laugh. Make what you want, and make it as good as you can. Trust that it will find an audience.

How do I become a better TikTok editor?

Descript offers many tutorials to help you become more familiar with our video editing software. Start by using animated captions and adding waveforms to your video clips.

Why use Descript video editor?

Descript’s all-in-one video editing tools are excellent for professional editors and beginners alike. Descript automatically generates a transcript, and you can edit your video by editing the text, just like a doc. You can also easily export your timeline to other video editing software like Adobe Premiere and Apple’s Final Cut for advanced features like green screen editing or color correction.

The free version comes with three hours of video transcription gratis. The $12/month Creator and $24/Month Pro versions come with 10 and 30 hours a month, respectively, and watermark-free exports. The negotiable pricing for the Enterprise package includes a dedicated account representative, onboarding, and training.

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Create a podcast, a video, and all your social assets using Descript. It’s as easy as editing a doc.