TikTok videos are fun. But what makes them even more fun is when users in the community collaborate with each other and add interesting stuff to each other’s videos. You may already have seen such videos floating around. If the addition comes at the end of the video, it is called a stitch. But if the two videos from different posters are playing side by side, it is called a duet. In this article, we bring you 2 ways to do a duet on TikTok on Android or iOS.
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How to make a TikTok duet using the Android/iOS app
Step 1: Launch the TikTok app on your smartphone.
Step 2: Open the video your want to duet with.
Step 3: Hit the share icon on the right side of the screen.
Step 4: Select ‘Duet’. If this icon is greyed out, it means the poster has disabled the option to let other people create a duet with their video.
Step 5: Choose a layout for your duet video. Here are the 4 options: Side by Side, Picture in Picture, Top and Bottom, and Greenscreen.
Step 6: Add a filter to your video.
Step 7: Hit the red button to record your part of the duet. Tap the red tick mark when you’re done.
Step 8: In the following window use the editing tools to add effects, voiceover, text, and more to your video. Tap on ‘Next’ to proceed.
Step 9: Add a caption, location, and hashtags, and hit ‘Post’.
Your duet video will be posted to your profile.
How to duet with a saved TikTok video
If the original poster has turned off the duet option for their video, you can still create a duet using a quick workaround. First, you will need to create your part of the duet and save it on your phone. Here are the steps you need to follow to stitch it with the original video.
Step 1: Open Kapwing’s Video Collage Maker on your web browser.
Step 2: Select a 1:1 aspect ratio from the video options.
Step 3: Click on ‘Add media’ and upload your part of the duet.
Step 4: Drag your video to one end and make sure it doesn’t take up more than half the canvas.
Step 5: Now, launch the TikTok app and select the video you want to duet.
Step 6: Tap on ‘Share’ and copy the link to the TikTok video.
Step 7: Go back to the Kapwing editor and click on ‘Add media’.
Step 8: Paste the link to the TikTok video.
Step 9: Drag the video to the other end of the canvas.
Step 10: Click on ‘Export project’ and select ‘Export as mp4’.
Step 11: Launch the TikTok app again and post your duet.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you duet on TikTok?
To create a TikTok duet, open the video you want to duet with and select Share>Duet. Record your part of the duet, edit it, and then hit ‘Post’.
What is the difference between a stitch and a duet?
A stitch is added to the end of a TikTok video to continue the sequence, whereas a duet plays alongside a TikTok.
Can I duet a saved video?
Yes, you can duet a video saved on your device. All you need to do is download a collage maker or use an online tool like Kapwing to create a duet.
These are the two ways you can do a duet on TikTok on Android and iOS. If you want to add to a sequence of videos, use ‘stitch’ instead of a duet. As the name suggests, a stitch is added after a video ends. Meanwhile, when you duet, your video is supposed to play alongside the video you are duetting.
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