How to Add Your Own Sound on TikTok

Add your own music to your TikTok videos

Previous versions of the TikTok app allowed you to connect to your music library on your device and choose a track to add to your video. Unfortunately, this feature is no longer available on the most recent app version.

Of course, you can upload or record videos that already have audio to TikTok, but you can also add sound after the fact. While you can add clips from TikTok's built-in music library, you can also add your own audio to TikTok videos, either by using the app's voiceover feature or using a third-party editing app.

The instructions in this article apply to the iOS and Android versions of the TikTok app.

Add Sounds to TikTok Videos using the Voiceover Feature

TikTok has a built-in voiceover feature you can use, whether you're filming a video directly through the app or uploading videos from your device. Use the tool to record audio, such as music playing from your phone or your narration over the video.

  1. Open the TikTok app and select the plus sign icon in the bottom center.

  2. Record your video through the app by selecting the red record button or upload a video (or multiple videos) from your device by selecting Upload and choosing the video(s) you want.

  3. Once you've finished recording or selected your videos from your device and are happy with the preview, choose Next.

    Creating a TikTok post
  4. Select Voiceover in the upper-right side of the screen.

  5. Get your audio ready, and then tap or long-press on the record button to start recording your surrounding audio over your video. Select or clear the Keep original sound checkbox in the bottom left as desired.

    Tap record if you want to record over the entire video. Long pressing is ideal for starting and stopping the recording if you don't want your surrounding audio recorded over the whole video. You can also move the white video marker along the timeline to record over a specific part.

  6. Tap Save in the top right and continue adding any extra edits or effects.

You can adjust the volume of your videos sounds by tapping Sounds at the bottom followed by Volume.

Adding a voiceover in TikTok

Use Another Video Editing App to Add Your Sound

Find and download a video editing app that allows you to insert sound clips from your library into your videos, such as Quik, Adobe Rush, or InShot Video Editor. For these instructions, we're going to use Quik because it's simple to use and is available on both iOS and Android platforms.

Quik automatically detects the best parts of video footage, keeping only what's needed (TikTok has a maximum video length of about one minute). If you want to use your whole video, you'll likely need to use a different app.

  1. Open the Quik app and select the plus sign in the bottom center.

  2. Select one or multiple videos you want to add sound to, then select ADD in the upper-right.

  3. Your video will be previewed with a pre-selected audio clip according to its theme. You can change it by selecting the music note icon on the bottom menu.

  4. Scroll horizontally through the music clips until you see the My Music option and tap the blue MUSIC LIBRARY button.

    You'll need to give the app permission to access your music library.

    Adding music to a video
  5. Select a track to preview it, then choose SELECT beside it to apply it. The app will play the sound over your video preview.

    If you want to make more advanced adjustments to how your sound plays over your video, such as a specific part of a track, you'll have to use an app that offers more advanced features.

  6. When you're happy with your video, select the blue SAVE button in the bottom right, followed by PHOTO LIBRARY, to save it to your device.

  7. Open the TikTok app, select the plus sign icon in the bottom center, and choose Upload to upload the video you just made with your audio.