How to Duet on TikTok



What is a TikTok Duet?

To Duet a TikTok is to post an existing TikTok video (the full, unedited video) with the addition of a split screen where you can add your own footage, either in response to the original or in collaboration with the video’s creator.

How to Duet on TikTok

Wondering how to Duet on TikTok? Follow our simple nine-step guide.

  1. Find the post you want to Duet.
  2. Click the “Share” button (the arrow on the bottom right of your screen).
  3. Select the “Duet” button. Not every user will allow for their posts to be Dueted. If it’s not possible to Duet this post, you will see a grayed-out Duet button.
  4. Record your Duet by pressing the red circle icon. You can also change the video speed, change how your footage will look against the original TikTok video, and add filters and effects if you wish.
  5. Select the pink check mark at the bottom of the screen.
  6. Edit your video with text, stickers, effects, change privacy settings, and adjust the volume if you wish.
  7. When finished, select “Next.”
  8. Add your caption, location, and adjust the video settings. From here you can choose whether you will allow people to Duet with your TikTok.
  9. Once done, click “Post.”

Why might you Duet on TikTok?

A TikTok Duet is a way of interacting with other TikTok content that you find on the platform. A Duet allows you to share an existing TikTok from another user (or from yourself), with the addition of a split screen to add your own footage. TikTok Duets are commonly used to show a reaction to the original TikTok, to join in with a challenge, or to add commentary.

What is the difference between a Duet and a Stitch on TikTok?

A Duet allows you to add your own footage to an existing TikTok using a split screen. Duets make use of the full length of the original TikTok. A Stitch, on the other hand, is where you include a short clip taken from another TikTok and then add your own footage afterwards.

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How to make a Stitch on TikTok

Find the TikTok you would like to Stitch and select the “Share” option from the right-hand menu. Tap “Stitch” and then choose the part of the video you’d like to Stitch. Choose the filming options from the side panel and then record your own footage.

Filming a tiktok A man is seen wearing white headphones, in front of a ring light with a phone attached

What is the difference between a Duet and a Repost on TikTok?

Dueting a TikTok allows you to add your own footage to play alongside another TikTok using a split screen. Re-posting on TikTok allows you to post an existing TikTok from another user from your own TikTok account to share with your audience, without making edits to the original TikTok or adding any footage of your own.

How to Repost on TikTok

To repost on TikTok, find a TikTok you would like to repost and then hit the “Share” option from the right-hand menu on screen. You will then see the option to “Repost.”

TikTok Duet FAQs

What are the benefits of a Duet on TikTok?

The Duet feature can make life easier for creators who need to post a high quantity of content to stay front-of-mind on the platform. Duets give creators something to react to and work with, eliminating the need to be creating 100% original content 100% of the time. Duets are also great for getting involved with trends or using the content of others to boost your engagement.

Do you get paid for Duets on TikTok?

TikTok’s Creator fund does not offer payment for Duets or Stitches created on TikTok.

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What happens when you Duet on TikTok?

Once your TikTok Duet has been recorded and published, it will appear on your page alongside any other TikTok content you have produced. Your TikTok Duet will feature a split screen showing the full length of the original TikTok you have Dueted alongside the new footage that you have filmed yourself.

How do you Duet on TikTok with a pre-recorded video?

It is not currently possible to add a pre-recorded video when creating a TikTok Duet. However, you can add an image of your choosing to show alongside the original TikTok by using the green-screen effect and then uploading the image of your choice from your camera roll.

How to Duet your own video on TikTok

You can — and many do — Duet videos of your own from the past on TikTok. This can be a great way to provide an update for your audience on a specific topic or allow you to react to content you filmed a while ago. To Duet a video of your own on TikTok, find the TikTok you want to Duet and select the “...” option from the right-hand menu, and then select the option to “Duet.” If the option to Duet isn’t available, you may need to change your Privacy Settings to enable Duet. Your Privacy Settings can also be accessed via the “...” option.

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