TikTok is a lot of fun! Especially when you get to interact with other people! The best way to interact with others on TikTok is to duet their videos. While the steps are simple, those unfamiliar will need a little help to learn how to duet a video on TikTok.
Duetting on TikTok means you create a video that shows you on one side and the original on the other (or top and bottom). You can duet with someone else’s video or your own! No matter your vision, the steps below will help you achieve your TikTok duet goals.
How to Duet Someone Else’s TikTok
As long as the person who published the original TikTok video that you want to duet allowed the option in their privacy Settings, you shouldn’t have any problems duetting it. But it does take a few steps.
Helpful Hint: Consider what you’d like to say or do, set up your lighting, and prepare to record before following the steps below. If your screen times out or your phone goes to sleep, you’ll have to start the first few steps over.
Step 1: Locate Their Video
The first step to duet someone’s TikTok video is to find it.
Of course, if you know who the creator is, you can go straight to their profile and tap on the video.
Or, you can look in the Liked or Favorited video folders from your profile to find it there. If you didn’t like or favorite the video initially, you can find the video in your watch history by going to Profile>Menu>Settings & Privacy>Watch History.
When you find the video, tap to open it.
Step 2: Tap the Share Icon
You’ll see a list of icons on the right side. Tap the Share icon.
Helpful Hint: The Share icon is the one above the music button. Sometimes it will look like an arrow pointing right. Other times it may appear to be a Facebook Messenger or texting icon, depending on how you’ve been sharing videos with your friends.
Step 3: Tap the Duet Icon
Several options will appear in the popup window at the bottom of your screen. Tap the Duet icon.
Step 4: Set Up Your Duet
Now, you can get your duet ready. First, tap the layout option above the record button. You can put the original creator in the upper right corner, have the videos side-by-side, or have one video on top and one on the bottom.
If you want to speed up or slow the video down, tap the speed options above the layout options.
Use the Effects icon in the bottom left corner to add any effects you like.
Lastly, switch which side you want to be on by tapping the two-arrow icon on the menu to the right.
Step 5: Start Recording
When you are ready to duet, tap the red record icon.
When you have perfected your addition to the original creator’s video, tap the red checkmark button to the right.
Helpful Hint: If you’re doing something complicated, record it in segments so you can undo the last edits. Recording segments means you won’t have to start over every time you mess up.
Step 6: Make Final Edits
After you tap the red checkmark icon in the left corner, you can add captions, filters, and effects.
Then, tap Next at the bottom.
Step 7: Post Your Video
Now that you’ve made it to the publishing page, you can set your audience, add captions and hashtags, and change your cover photo.
Tap Post at the bottom to publish your Tiktok duet.
Helpful Hint: You can’t edit your video after you post. If you aren’t sure you’re ready, tap the Drafts option at the bottom.
Here is a step-by-step video for further reference:
How to Duet Your Own TikTok
One really creative thing you may have seen is someone duetting their own TikTok video. You can dance with yourself, have a funny conversation, or record an excellent update video. But TikTok doesn’t make it easy to duet your own TikTok videos.
Instead, we’ll use a workaround. Follow these steps to duet yourself:
Step 1: Record Your First Video
To begin, create your first video.
If you aren’t familiar with how to start your TikTok duet, tap the + icon at the bottom of the home page. Then, set up any filters and music you want and set the speed of your video. Finally, tap the red record button.
Work through the edits on the secondary page and tap Next to move forward.
Step 2: Publish the Video for Only You
Now that you’ve reached the publishing page set your audience to Only Me. But ensure the Duet option is still green.
After you set the publishing parameters, tap Post.
Step 3: Go to Your Hidden Video Folder
Now that you’ve published the video for only you, it will appear in your private videos folder.
Tap on your profile and tap the lock icon in the middle of the page.
Step 4: Tap on the Video
Tap to open your video.
Step 5: Tap the Share Icon
Now the instructions are similar to those above.
Tap the Share icon to access more options.
Step 6: Tap Duet
Tap Duet in the menu that appears.
Step 7: Record Your Duet
Set up your duet by adding effects and changing the speed of the video if you need to. Then, record the second part of your TikTok duet.
Step 8: Set Publishing Audience
When you finish making edits, set the audience to your friends or everyone if you want to share your video with the world.
Step 9: Tap Post
Finally, add any captions and change your cover photo. Then, tap Post.
TikTok: Better Together
Duets are a lot of fun! You can attempt someone else’s awesome dance moves, add funny commentary, or show off your terrible cooking skills compared to a master chef. TikTok lets us create unique and interesting videos after learning how to duet.
You can also duet one of your videos to make TikTok a little more fun! The only thing you need to duet a TikTok video is the right privacy settings, some creativity, and great lighting!
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