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Why Can’t I Trim Music On TikTok? How To Fix it Fast

TikTok uses pretty sophisticated and different algorithms. Like Vine, Instagram, and YouTube, TikTok is based on a 15/60 second video.

However, there are exceptions to this rule.


How To Trim A Video On Tiktok (Easy Methods)

Tiktok won’t allow you to trim your music or video because the algorithm is against recording more than a 60-second video directly from the app. Plus, it’s impossible to trim a video clip that’s already 15 seconds long. But there are other means you can use to trim music on TikTok.

In other to avert this mistake in the future, follow the steps in this guide. 

However, there’s an exception to this, let’s look into that how you can upload more than a 60-second video on TikTok without hassle.

Read on!

Why Can I Only Shoot 15 Seconds On TikTok?

There are limitations when you use the TikTok app to record directly – the algorithm works for 15-60 seconds only.

However, there are third-party apps that would do a pretty decent job of recording (more than 60 seconds) videos, editing, and uploading them to TikTok without hassle.

You are constantly running into this error because you’ve failed to look at the timer up above your screen.

As you can see in the screenshot above. That bar is the timer, the more it progresses the closer the time.

Needless to say, if you want to create a video of the TikTok app, be observant of the progress bar.

So, this brings us to the big question.

Can I Upload More Than 15/60 Second Video On TikTok?

Yes! In fact, you can upload any length of video of your choice if you the techniques I’m about to show to you below. Plus, I will show third-party sophisticated apps that would help you create thumb-stopping videos that get tons of engagement for free.

Check Out: How To Make & Upload Your Sound To TikTok (Ultimate Guide)

Steps To Upload More Than 60 Seconds Video To TikTok.

Before carrying out this step make sure you have the prerecorded file on your phone. Not to worry, I’ll show you apps you can use to create stunning and amazing videos for free, after these steps.

Let’s get started…

1. First off, Open App TikTok

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2. Tap on the Plus icon below

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3. Tap on upload

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4. It will redirect to your gallery.

5. Then, select your prerecorded file (any size)

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6. Here you can either trim or go ahead & upload it. Click Next.

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7. On this screen, you can add effects, select covers, and amplify the audio. Click Next.

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8. Insert in all your hashtags. Make sure it’s optimized.

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9. Click post. That’s it.

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That out of the way, as promised, I will list free apps you can use to create stunning videos for IOS and android devices.

VideoApps To Record And Edit TikTok Or Any Video Fluently

Needless to say, there are some pretty decent third-party apps that have helped artistes such as Doja Cat, Lizzo, and Lil Nas X to get huge success in their musical careers, all thanks to TikTok.

In this category, I’ll show you apps to record HD or even 4k videos for free.

For simplicity, the information will be represented in a tabular form. Without further ado, lets hit the highway.

1Open CameraAndroidRecordingHD/4k Portrait
2HD CameraAndroidRecordingHD/4k Portrait
3Footej CameraAndroidRecordingHD/4k Portrait
4Fish EyeiOSRecordingHD/4k Portrait
5Camera AwesomeiOSRecordingHD/4k Portrait
10Movie maker Film MakerAndroidEditing30Fps
video editing and camera apps

the tabular represenation above is a clear indication of what you go after if you want create quality contents for your fans.

On the “recommendation” row is a representation of what the quality of your finsihed work.

Can I trim a Video While Uploading on TikTok?

Its impossible to trim a video while uploading it simultaneously but, it can be done after the video is uploaded successfully.

Nevertheless, there’s a caveat to this, as I have highlighted above it’s impossible to trim a 60 seconds video on TikTok. However, the above-listed third-party applications will do a pretty decent job.

Wrapping Up – Why can’t I Trim Music On TikT3ok

TikTok is undoubtedly shifting the music landscape. And the entertainment industry is evolving dramatically due to insane engagement on the platform.

This article laid down the looks and cranny of TikTok for musicians. Make sure you check it out right now!

Turn it over to you;

Do you have other pressing needs that i wasn’t able to highlight?

Let’s talk in the comments right now.  

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