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- How To Make TikTok Videos Longer
- How Long Can a TikTok Video Be
- How To Trim Videos on TikTok
- Further Reading
TikTok is known as a short video social media platform, but some people want to make their videos longer.
If you want to make your video longer on TikTok, this will probably affect your audience engagement positively.
But you have to consider making it engaging and on point to let your audience interact with it.
So today I will show you how to make your TikTok videos longer and up to 5 minutes.
How To Make TikTok Videos Longer
To make your TikTok video longer, go to your profile then tap on the “+” button, after the video creation page opens, choose the length of your video.
So when you choose the length, tap on the pink “Recording” button to start recording your video.
However, TikTok upgraded the length of uploaded videos after their last 2021 update.
Then adjust and modify the settings of your video and upload it to your TikTok feed.
First, open your TikTok app.
Then go to your profile page and tap the “+” button.
After tapping the “+” button, the video creation page will open.
Here, you will be able to create your video’s pre-recording settings.
2.Choose 3 minutes video length
Now that you’re on the video page creation and ready to make your video.
You can make your TikTok videos longer by choosing your video length on that page.
To adjust the video length to 3 minutes, swipe the “15s” button to the left until you reach “3m”.
However, you can also choose a video from your gallery up to 5 minutes in length.
3.Adjust the exact length with “Timer”
So you’ve chosen the length that you like.
There is another option to adjust exactly your video length.
This means you can make your video stop recording after 2.5 minutes (150 seconds).
Tap on the “Timer”, then drag the pink line to set your exact video length.
But if you want to record the full 3 minutes, then trim your video, just skip this step.
4.Record your TikTok video
After swiping to the “3m” button, you’re now ready to make the video.
So record your video by tapping the pink “Recording” button.
Or choose a video from your gallery by tapping the small “Upload” icon at the bottom right.
Now, when your video is ready, you can edit it before uploading it by choosing filters or other options.
5.Upload your Video
When you finish recording and editing your video.
Tap on the pink “true” button to upload it.
A new page will open, tap on “Next”, then tap “Post” on the last page.
Then your video will be uploaded to your TikTok account.
So your audience will be able to watch a 3 minutes TikTok video without trimming it into parts.
Here’s how to make your TikTok videos longer by 3 minutes.
How Long Can a TikTok Video Be
You can record on TikTok a video up to 3 minutes in length, and upload up to 5 minutes video from your gallery.
The 3 minutes update was applied on 1st July 2021, and the 5 minutes latest update came on October 2021.
So TikTok made that announcement after listening to its creator community to make the videos longer than 1 minute.
Also, after testing it with a variety of creators and providing them with early access to test 3 minutes videos.
However, you can make TikTok videos longer by 15 seconds, 60 seconds, 3 minutes and upload a 5 minutes video.
How To Trim Videos on TikTok
To trim videos on TikTok, first record your videos, then tap on the “Adjust Clips” button to trim them, then upload them.
You can also Trim your videos on TikTok from the gallery, instead of recording the video.
So choose a video from your gallery, then trim it before uploading it.
1.Record your video
First, tap on the “+” button to record your video or choose one from your gallery.
However, you can make your videos longer by 3 minutes on TikTok.
Also, you can upload videos from your phone’s gallery up to 5 minutes in length.
In my case, I will record a video.
Then trim the part that you want to show to your audience.
So record your video and make it ready.
2.Tap on “Adjust Clips”
After recording your video, tap on the pink “true” icon.
Then the video editing page will open.
So here you will be able to trim your video.
Tap on the “Adjust Clips” to start trimming it.
Then adjust the start and finish of your video by moving the pink lines.
3.Trim and post the video
Now that you’ve prepared the video for trimming, tap “Save”.
Then tap the “Next” button to apply your modifications.
A new page will open which is the Post-Editing page.
So add your last touches like hashtags and other options.
Then post your video by tapping on “Post” to post it.
Creators are the basis of TikTok popularity, and TikTok also is improving its app by getting creators’ advice.
So when you update your TikTok app, you will be able to make TikTok videos longer and up to 3 minutes.
However, you can trim them and make some modifications before posting your videos to get the most out of your audience engagement.