How to add text to a TikTok video.

Short-form videos like TikTok videos have become extraordinarily popular. Everyone is getting in on the latest lip-synch or dance craze. Learn to make your TikTok vids even more appealing by adding text.

The popular TikTok app is ideal for creating and viewing 15-second videos on a smartphone. These vids keep countless people entertained throughout the day, but they can’t always have the sound turned up on their phones. Adding text to your TikTok videos will help your audience enjoy your creations even without sound.

Learn how to add text to TikTok videos.

To get in on the latest social media fun, learn to create a TikTok video. There are endless ways to make entertaining clips. You can shoot the video or make a slideshow with still shots. You can add music for when your audience has their sound on or include text captions or narration for when they don’t. See below for an example of how to add text to a TikTok video using video editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro:

  • With your video loaded into your timeline, click Effects in the top menu bar to launch the Effects panel.
  • Under Essential Graphics, scroll down to find the type of text graphic you want.
  • Drag and drop the desired graphic onto your timeline in a new track.
  • Highlight the new track in your timeline and see the controls for editing your text appear in the Effects panel on the right of your screen. Use these controls to make it look just how you want it.

Learn to entertain your friends even without sound and get more video tips to help you elevate your video projects and expand your creativity. Uncover what more you can do with Premiere Pro to edit nearly any video clip with ease.