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

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Are you trying to stitch someone’s video on TikTok or do you just want to enable the stitch option, but it’s not showing?

Stitch is a feature that allows you to combine someone else’s video with your own video.

Most TikTok users basically use stitch to share their opinion about a video or to entertain by challenging other users.

However, if you’re not able to see the stitch option and the icon is not showing, this is a clear sign of an in-app issue.

It could also be that you’re underage, as TikTok mentioned this concern in their teen privacy settings.

But what if your phone was the issue?

Today I will teach you how to fix and enable the TikTok stitch option when it’s not showing. 

Why Your TikTok Stitch Option Is Not Showing

Stitch is not showing on your phone most likely because either you’re underage or you have an in-app issue.

The first matter to check out is your age.

You need to be at least 16 years old to enable the stitch option on your video.

If you’re not able to stitch another person’s video it could mean that the original creator disabled the stitch option.

There are other reasons as well that you need to consider:

  1. You’re under 16 years old
  2. The Creator Disabled the video Stitch option
  3. You can’t stitch because you need to update the app
  4. The phone you are using has a compatibility issue, so you need to use another phone

Now to get more information, you can check the easy-to-understand table below:

Your AgeWho Can Stitch With Your Videos?Can You Stitch Other Videos?
13No one, can’t be modifiedYes
14No one, can’t be modifiedYes
15No one, can’t be modifiedYes
16Your Friends onlyYes
17Your Friends onlyYes
18+Everyone (Modifiable), you can change this on the settings whenever you want.Yes

How To Enable Stitch on TikTok

To enable the Stitch on TikTok, you need to visit the privacy page, then change “Who can Stitch with your videos” to Everyone.

Although you’ve enabled everyone to Stitch with your videos, you can always change it to your friends.

It’s up to you when it comes to choosing who you want to stitch with your videos.

When you are ready to go, you can start uploading your video.

Then, when you reach the edit page, you need to toggle the Stitch switch on, so that other user will be able to stitch your videos.

However, if the stitch option is still not showing, you’ll have to delete the TikTok app and then reinstall it or update it if there is any new update.

1.Open your TikTok “Privacy” page

Open the TikTok account privacy

First, you need to open your TikTok profile page, then tap on the 3-lines at the top right of the screen.

A new popup will show up with two options which are “Creator Tools” and “Settings and Privacy”.

Tap on “Settings and privacy” to navigate to the settings page.

When you open the settings page you need to navigate to the privacy page.

Now tap on “Privacy”.

2.Tap on “Everyone”

Enable and fix the TikTok stitch when it's not showing

After tapping on “Privacy” a new page will show up.

On that page, you can edit all your privacy settings such as who can comment, mention, see your following list, duet, stitch, see your liked videos, and direct message you.

As you are focusing on checking the Stitch option, you need to scroll down.

When you scroll down, you’ll find the “Stitch” option, so tap on it.

Now the Stitch settings page will show up.

You’ll see multiple options such as “Everyone, Friends, or Only Me”.

These are the privacy option that you can edit to allow who can Stitch with your TikTok video.

Tap on “Everyone” to enable the Stitch option for all TikTok users.

You can also enable it for your TikTok friends only, but this will only apply to your friends that followed you back.

3.Enable Stitch on your TikTok video

Allow the Stitch on the TikTok post before publishing it to fix when it's not showing

Now that you’ve enabled the Stitch in your settings, you need to upload your video.

So open the camera page to upload your video from there.

Before posting your video, you need to stay on the editing page.

When you reach the editing page, you need to switch the Stitch toggle ON to enable the Stitch option on TikTok.

After enabling it, you can tap on “Post” to post your video on TikTok.

Finally, when people see your videos they will see the Stitch option on it.

However, if they still can’t see the Stitch option, you need to tell them to check their ages on TikTok or update their apps and change the phone they’re using.

TikTok Stitch Has No Sound

If you are having a sound issue while trying to Stitch with other videos, you need to make sure that your phone microphone is working.

To do so, try to film a video using your phone’s camera, and say anything on the video.

Once you film the video, go back to your phone’s gallery and check if your voice is working.

If there is no problem with your voice, then uninstall and reinstall the TikTok app and try to use another phone.

Now if the solutions above failed to work, then make sure that you’ve logged out from TikTok on all other devices except the device you’re using.

The last thing to do when you’re not able to solve this issue is to contact TikTok support.


Stitches are a new way to share and make your videos go viral in a record time.

As it allows the users to edit two videos at the same time, it could unleash the potential for your video to get viral right away.

However, if the Stitch option is not showing on your videos or other users’ videos, you need to make sure you’re in the legal TikTok age.

Otherwise, you’ll need to update the app and use another phone or contact TikTok support.

So today, you’ve learned how to fix and enable the Stitch option on your TikTok when it’s not showing.

Further Reading

Does TikTok Tell You Who Shared Your Video (2022)

Why Won’t TikTok Let Me Trim My Video?

How To Find Contacts on TikTok