How To Make Clips Longer on TikTok Sound Sync

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Uploading clips on TikTok and adding a sound only is not enough, so you might need to sync these clips with the sound sync feature on the app.

However, the sound sync feature on TikTok is not helpful to the point where you can adjust and sync the sound completely with your clips or photos.

To sync the clips on the TikTok app and make them longer, you need to use the CapCut app.

By using this app, you’ll be able to sync the sounds easily and make your clips longer.

Today, I will show you how to make clips longer on TikTok sound sync.

How To Make Clips Longer on TikTok Sound Sync

To make your clips longer on TikTok sound sync, you need to add them on the CapCut app, then add the sound.

You can connect your TikTok account directly to CapCut to sync your favorite sounds.

After adding the sound, you need to start adding the “Beats” manually.

These Beats need to follow the sound beat drops to make the transition looks catchy.

Then you need to line up the audio with the videos to complete the process.

1.Download the CapCut app

Download the CapCut app

First, you need to download the CapCut app.

It’s available for both Android and iPhone.

After downloading the app, you can start the process to make your clips longer on the TikTok sound sync.

However, you can enable the “Auto Sync” if you want on the TikTok app.

But the clip will not get synced exactly with the sound, there will always be a difference.

2.Add your clips

Add clips from the gallery on the app

Now that you’ve opened the app, and you’re ready to add your videos you can start.

On the first page of the app tap on the “+ New Project”.

A new popup will show up in most cases asking you to grant access to the gallery, especially on iPhone.

After granting access, your gallery will show up.

Select the videos that you want to create your video with by tapping on the empty circles near each video.

When you select your videos tap on “Add”.

3.Add or Sync your TikTok sounds

Add sound on the timeline to make clips loner on TikTok

After adding your videos, you need to add the sound to sync them to the clips, then you can make the clips longer or shorter.

Tap on the “Audio” icon on the bottom menu of the screen.

Then a new menu will show up in the same place, which contains “Sounds, Effects, Extracted, Voiceover”.

Tap on “Sounds” to open the sounds page.

When the Sounds page opens, you will see a lot of sounds categories.

These categories also have TikTok default sounds that you can choose.

If you have a specific or a favorite audio file that you wish to add, you can connect the CapCut app to your TikTok account.

To do so, tap on “Sign in with TikTok”.

Now tap on “Authorize” to link CapCut to your TikTok account.

After that, you’ll be able to find your favorite sounds when you tap on the “Star” icon.

4.Create multiple “Beats”

Add beats on the sound to sync it with the clips and make them longer

When you find the desired sound, tap on the “+” button to add it.

Then it will be added to your video timeline.

Now you need to tap on the sound that you’ve added.

A new menu then will open at the bottom of the page.

Tap on the “Match Cut” icon.

Then you’ll get redirected to the page where you can start adding the Beats.

Now tap on the “Play Icon” to start listening to the sound.

To add a beat to your sound’s beat drop, tap on the “+ Add Beat”.

This feature will help you to add beats as points on the sound timeline so that you can switch between videos by looking at the point where the beat drop is happening.

Then you can adjust the length of the clips to make them longer.

5.Adjust the length of your TikTok clips with the sound

Make the clips longer and sync them with sound to share them on TikTok

Finally, when you’ve added all the beats (Points) to your sound timeline you can get back to the video.

To confirm the changes, tap on the verified icon.

Now on the editing page, you can adjust your clips’ length to make them longer or shorter depending on the duration of your TikTok video.

So adjust the videos in a way that the end of each video gets to the “Beat” point that you’ve created.

To do so, you can tap at the corners of each video and drag them to adjust the duration and change the start and end time.

Keep in mind that you can zoom the timeline in or out to facilitate the editing process.

You can do it like what you do with your photos in the gallery.

Then, when you’re ready, tap on the “Upload” icon at the top right of the screen to share your video.

On the new page tap on “Share to TikTok” to complete the process.

How to Sync Pictures With Sound on TikTok

To sync your Pictures with sound on TikTok, you need to add the pictures on the CapCut app, then add the desired sound.

After doing so, you can adjust the length of each picture to meet the sound beat drops.

This method has the same concept as the method above.

1.Add your pictures to the CapCut app

Add pictures on the CapCut app

Tap on the “+ New Project” to open the gallery page.

Then on the new page tap on the “Photo” menu.

A new page will open with all the pictures that you can select.

On that page, select the desired photos, then tap on “Add”.

2.Sync the pictures with sound

Sync pictures clips with sound and make them longer or shorter

When you tap on “Add” you’ll get to the video timeline page.

On that page, you’ll find the pictures grouped on the timeline as clips.

Now tap on the “Audio” icon, then tap on “Sounds” to add the sound that you wish.

When you find the sound tap on the “+” icon to add it to your timeline.

Then on the timeline page, you need to edit the pictures and make them longer or shorter.

To do so, you need to tap on the right or left corner of each picture clip to adjust the duration and make it sync with the TikTok sound directly.

3.Post your video on TikTok

Share the video on TikTok

When you finish editing your pictures and sounds, you need to tap on the “Share” icon at the top right of the screen.

On the new page tap on “Share on TikTok”.

Then you’ll have to edit the video on TikTok before sharing it.

Why Sound Sync Is Not Available in Default Mode on TikTok

TikTok doesn’t have a sound sync on the default menu, so when you tap on “Default” you’ll only be able to adjust the length of the clips to make them shorter or longer.

The “Default” feature is an alternative way on TikTok to adjust your video length without sound sync.

If you like to get the sound synced with your clips you need to use a 3rd party app like CapCut.

TikTok Sound Sync vs Default

Sound Sync is to sync sounds with your video automatically by tapping on “Auto-sync”.

Another way to use the Sound Sync is manually by selecting your preferred sound from the TikTok library.

But you can’t adjust the video length to make it longer and sync it with the sound using the TikTok sound sync.

You need to use a 3rd party app if you wish to do so.

Now, the “Default” option allows you only to adjust the length and the duration of each video.

But it’s done without having any sound.

NameIs sound Available?Adjust Clips LengthAuto Sound Sync
Sound SyncYesNo (Automatically adjusted by TikTok)Yes


Sound sync on TikTok is a major feature to use when you are trying to convince the algorithm to get more views.

This is why you always need to use the “Sound Sync” or “Default” options to complete your editing process.

However, using the CapCut app is the easiest and most time-saving method to apply.

By using the CapCut app, you’ll combine both the “Sound Sync” and “Default” options together in one place, without the fist-pounding frustration.

Today you’ve learned how to make your clips longer on TikTok sound sync.

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