How to speed up TikTok videos 2024

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If you are a creator looking to speed up less engaging moments in your TikTok videos, or a viewer eager to quickly breeze through videos, this guide is tailored for you.

For creators, mastering the art of speeding up videos is a powerful tool to hold their viewers’ attention to keep them from scrolling away. For viewers, learning to speed up videos while watching can tailor your viewing experience, allowing you to consume more content in less time or focus on specific moments of interest.

Whether you're a content creator looking to add a new dimension to your videos, or a viewer seeking to optimize your scrolling experience, this guide will walk you through all the steps and tips needed to speed up on TikTok in 2024.

How to speed up your TikTok videos

To speed up your TikTok videos, there are two main options: before you record or after you record. Many users prefer to speed up their videos after recording, as this approach offers more flexibility and control over the outcome.

Before recording

  • Press the plus sign to create a new video
  • Tap the speed button on the right side of the screen
  • Choose a speed that suits your preference
    • For example, 2x means your video will be twice as fast. So, a 10-second video will play in 5 seconds.
  • Start recording your video as you normally would.

After recording

  • Start by recording your video or uploading one from your phone’s camera roll.
  • When you get to the editing stage, press the Clip editor button in the top right corner of the screen.
    • To speed up the entire video, tap on the video clip. This will show you more editing options.
    • If you only want to speed up part of the video, tap on the clip and then use the 'Split' button. This lets you break the video into smaller sections.
  • Once you've selected the whole video or a section of it, press the 'speed' button.
  • Choose a speed you like. This will make the video play faster.

It's often the case that you might not be sure which sections of your video you want to speed up, or by how much, until after you've recorded it. Therefore, we recommend opting for the post-recording speed adjustment.

This method allows you to review your entire video first and then make decisions about speeding up specific parts. It allows for greater precision and flexibility in editing, ensuring that the final result aligns with your vision.

How to speed up TikTok videos while watching

To speed up TikTok videos while watching, long-press on the screen, then tap on the "Playback speed" option that appears. This will present you with speed options such as 1.5x and 2x, allowing you to watch the video at a faster pace.

Alternatively, you can adjust the speed by tapping the share button (arrow icon) and selecting "Playback speed" from the menu that appears. If the option isn't immediately visible, swipe left on the menu to reveal additional choices.

Note that this change applies only to the video you are currently watching; it's a per-video setting rather than a session-wide preference. This means that if you want to speed up the next video, you'll need to adjust the playback speed again for that specific video.

With that, we are wrapping up our guide on how to speed up TikTok videos. Before you head off, check out our other guide, including how to turn on dark mode on TikTok for Android and how to remove profile picture on TikTok.

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