How to Stitch on TikTok With a Saved Video

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So you are wondering how to stitch a saved TikTok video from the camera roll?

TikTok stitch is a fun feature that you might use when you want to interact with your friends and grow your audience.

Stitch begins with a 5-second clip of the target video, then the rest of the video is up to you to record and fill with your opinion or reaction, and so on.

The best way to do it is by posting the video on your TikTok drafts as a private video to be able to stitch with it.

It’s important to know also that the video needs to be saved in your camera roll.

After stitching with the video you can repost it on TikTok easily.

However, the Stitch and Duets are different, but they have similarities in the concept of combining videos together.

So you need to know that the stitch is used for commenting and interacting with questions or any type of video.

Today I will show you how to stitch on TikTok with a saved video on your camera roll.

How to Stitch on TikTok With a Saved Video

To stitch with a saved video on TikTok, you need to find the saved video on your camera roll, then post it to your TikTok drafts.

Before posting it to your TikTok drafts, you need to make sure that it’s private.

When you select the video to private, you’ll be able to post and stitch with it.

1.Upload the video on TikTok

Upload the saved video to TikTok to prepare it for the stitch

First, you need to open your TikTok app.

Tap on the “+” button to navigate to the camera page.

On the camera page, head over to the bottom right of the screen and tap the “Upload” icon.

Then a new page will show up, which is your phone’s Gallery page.

You can select the video that you want to stitch with by simply tapping on it.

Then tap on “Next” to add the video on TikTok.

2.Tap on “Next”

Tap on the "Next" button

After selecting the saved video from your camera roll and tapping on next, you’ll get to the editing page.

On the editing page, you’ll see again the “Next” button, so tap on it to open the pre-posting page.

Now on the new page, you need to add your last touches before continuing the process of the stitch.

3.Select “Only Me”

Edit the privacy of the video and post it as private

Now that you’re ready to post the video on TikTok, you need to make it private.

By making the saved video private, you’ll be able to stitch it without someone else seeing it.

To do so, simply tap on the “Who can watch this video” option.

Then a small popup will show up in the bottom of the page.

On that popup, tap on “Only me” to post the video as private.

Then tap on the “Post” button to publish your video on TikTok.

4.Open the private video

Open the private saved video to stitch with it on TikTok

After posting your video as a private, you need to navigate to the private page to find where your video is.

On your TikTok profile page, you’ll find 4 menus that you can navigate through.

You’ll see a “Padlock” icon.

Tap on the Padlock icon to see your saved video on TikTok and stitch with it.

After tapping on the padlock, you’ll see all the videos that you’ve posted with the option of “Only Me”.

These videos are only accessed by you and not someone else unless you edit the privacy settings and make them public.

5.Stitch with the TikTok saved video

Post the video after stitching with it

The final task is to stitch the private saved video on your TikTok.

To start doing it, tap on the video that you want to stitch.

Then the video will open and start playing.

On the clipped page, tap on the “Three Dots” to open the settings menu.

After opening the menu on the bottom, you’ll see multiple icons including the “Duet” and the “Stitch”.

Tap on the “Stitch” icon to be able to stitch with the video.

When the new page opens, you’ll have to adjust the length of the first 5 seconds of the clip.

The maximum length of the stitched clip is 5 seconds.

So after adjusting the length of the video, tap on “Next”.

Then you’ll be redirected to the camera page where you can record your stitch.

After recording your video, with up to 3 minutes as you prefer, tap on the “Verified” icon to process and post your video on TikTok.

Don’t forget that on the pre-posting page, you can enable the “Stitch” toggle ON to let other people stitch with your video.

How To Add Sound to a Stitch on TikTok

The best way to add sound to a Stitch on TikTok is to save the video on your camera roll after you stitch with it, then upload it again to TikTok as a normal video and add your sound.

Alternatively, you’ll need to use 3rd party apps like Capcut if you are familiar with such editing apps.

But the easiest way is the one below.

1.Post your Stitch as “Private”

Post the video on TikTok as private to save it on the phone's camera roll

First, you need to record your stitch and make it ready to publish.

After recording your stitch, you’ll need to tap “Next”.

Then on the pre-posting page, you need to switch the video privacy to “Only Me”.

Don’t forget to allow also the “Save to device”.

Therefore, tap on “Post” to save your video on the camera roll and post it as private.

2.Tap on the “+” button

Upload the saved video

After saving your video to your phone’s camera roll, you need to open the TikTok camera page.

To do so, tap on the “+” button.

Now on the camera page tap on the “Upload” icon.

Then your phone’s gallery page will show up.

Select the saved stitch video that you want to add a sound to on TikTok, and tap on “Next”.

3.Post the Stitch on TikTok with sound

Add a sound to the stitch then post it on TikTok

After selecting your video and tapping on “Next”, the video will show up on the TikTok editing page.

To add a sound to your stitch video tap on the “Sound” icon at the bottom left of the screen.

Then you’ll see all the TikTok sounds that you would like to add.

So select the sound that you want to add, then you can tap on the “Scissors” icon to adjust the sound and sync it with your video to sync them both as you like.

You can also remove the original video sound by unchecking the “Original Sound”.

Alternatively, you can tap on “Volume” to adjust the volume of both original and background sound.

After you finish the sound editing, you can tap on “Next” to complete the process of posting your video on TikTok.

TikTok Stitch vs Duet

TikTok stitch allows you to combine two videos ideally by showing them in order, and showing your reaction or opinion before the stitch ends.

The first part of the stitch consists of the target video that you would like to react to or comment on.

The next part is the part where you show your reaction.

However, TikTok Duet is posting your video alongside another creator’s video on TikTok.

You can also show your reaction and comment at the same time while the video is playing.

So when you start a duet on TikTok, the video will split into two parts or multiple parts depending on what you select.

Then you’ll be able to show your reaction throughout the video.


TikTok stitch is one of the ways where you can express your reaction and share it with other users.

This rule also applies to the TikTok duet, but with a slightly different concept.

However, to stitch with a saved video on TikTok, you need to post the video on your profile drafts privately, then stitch with it and repost it.

To add a sound to the same stitch or any other stitch, you need to save the video to your camera roll and upload it to TikTok to add your preferred sound then post it.

So today you’ve learned how to stitch on TikTok with a saved video and how to add a sound to a stitch.

Further Reading

TikTok Stitch Option Not Showing? Here’s How To Enable it

How To Make Clips Longer on TikTok Sound Sync

Does TikTok Tell You Who Shared Your Video (2022)