How to add your own sound to a Tik Tok Video ?

Tik Tok is a platform that allows all and sundry people to showcase their talents with some groovy music. You could be a dancer, an actor, a singer or even someone who does short skits, you will find utmost solace on Tik Tok, which is available to all and is free to use. While the app has various sounds of its own which can be conveniently added into your video, you can also choose and add your own personalized music. You can add sounds from your playlist or your original music to back your videos and edit the video however you want. Adding sounds to Tik Tok is easy, if you know the right steps to do so.

2 Ways to add your own sound to a Tik Tok video?

There used to be a time when you could add your personalized tunes to a Tik Tok video right from the app itself. However, this service was terminated owing to some copyright problems. Presently, there are two ways in which you can add your own sounds to a Tik Tok video, both can be done by all accounts, irrespective of the followers count.

Adding sound within the app:

To add music from the list of pre-added media of Tik Tok, record a video of yourself or upload a video from the gallery. Once you are done, navigate to the ‘sound’ tab at the bottom-left corner of your screen and click on it. You will be provided with a list of songs available on the Tik Tok. From here, you can either choose a song from the recommendations section, or click on ‘more’ to explore through new songs and find a sound that fits your video the best.

Once you have selected a song, you will be able to select which part of the song you want to be played in the background of your video. For this, drag the bar at the bottom to the left or the right and see which portion of the song you want. Once you are done with these steps, click on the tick mark. You will have the desired part of your favourite sound playing at the back of your video and from here, you can upload the video so your followers could see it too.

Adding sound from a third-party app:

While the above-mentioned method will add only those sounds to your video that are available on the Tik Tok app, if you want to add your own music, you can use a third-party app. Before I expound this method, there is one thing that should be kept in mind.

Due to some copyright issues of Tik Tok, according to the policy of the app, you can only upload an original sound of yours. If the music or the sound you added belongs to somebody else, the app will automatically remove the sound from your video. Hence, proceed only if you are adding your original music.

To add sound using this method, download a video editing app from app store or play store, depending upon your device. Your best bet is In-shot video editing app as it provides seamless services at editing and uploading videos. Install the app and from your gallery, select the video you want to upload. To add your own music to the video, find the ‘music’ tab from the editing tool bar located at the bottom of your screen. From here, you can add tracks or sound effects or even record a sound. Click on ‘tracks’ and select the sound you want to add from the files section of your phone. You will now have your sound added to the video.

In case you want to remove the existing music of the video and add your own, you will first have to lower the volume down of the existing sound. To do this, navigate to the ‘sound’ tab of the tool bar and lower the volume all the way down. Then add your music in the way that I just have explained.


Tik Tok keeps undergoing certain developments, deleting and adding certain features in the process. But what remains the same is that, you can showcase your talents in however way you want. The music just makes the whole thing fun and engaging for your followers. Now that you know how you can add your own sounds to a Tik Tok video, go ahead and dance away!


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