How To Trim Songs On Tiktok

I have always been a huge fan of TikTok, and one of my favorite features is the ability to add music to my videos. But sometimes, I find that the songs are a bit too long for what I want to share. That’s when I discovered the magic of trimming songs on TikTok! In this article, I will guide you through the process of how to trim songs on TikTok, allowing you to create the perfect soundtrack for your videos.

Step 1: Open TikTok and Select a Song

The first step is to open the TikTok app on your mobile device. Once you’re in the app, tap on the “+” button to create a new video. On the video recording screen, you’ll notice a “Sounds” button at the top of the screen. Tap on it to browse through a wide variety of songs available on TikTok.

Once you’ve found a song you like, tap on it to select it. You can preview the song by tapping on the play button. Take your time to find the perfect track that matches the mood and theme of your video.

Step 2: Access the Trim Feature

After selecting a song, you’ll notice a “Trim” button at the bottom of the screen. Tap on it to access the trim feature. This is where the magic happens!

Step 3: Trim the Song

Now that you’re in the trim mode, you’ll see the waveform of the song displayed on your screen. This waveform represents the entire duration of the song. To trim the song, simply drag the blue sliders at the edges of the waveform to select the specific section you want to use in your video.

Take your time to listen to the song and decide which part you want to keep. You can drag the sliders back and forth to fine-tune your selection. TikTok also provides you with a preview of how your trimmed song will sound in your video, so make sure to listen to it and make any necessary adjustments.

Step 4: Save and Share Your Video

Once you’re satisfied with your trimmed song, tap on the “Save” button to apply the changes. TikTok will now process your video with the trimmed song. Depending on the length of the song and the speed of your device, this process may take a few moments.

After the processing is complete, you can add effects, filters, and text to your video to make it even more engaging. When you’re ready, tap on the “Next” button to proceed to the video editing screen. Here, you can add captions, hashtags, and choose the visibility settings for your video.

Finally, tap on the “Post” button to share your video with the world! Your video will now appear on your TikTok profile and be available for others to view and enjoy.


Trimming songs on TikTok is a powerful feature that allows you to customize your videos and create the perfect soundtrack. Whether you want to shorten a lengthy song or highlight a specific section, the trim feature gives you the flexibility to do so. So, the next time you’re creating a TikTok video, don’t forget to explore the trim feature and make your videos even more captivating!