How to do a voiceover on TikTok to help enhance or narrate your video

  • You can do voiceovers on TikTok to record your own voice on top of any video, with or without the original audio.
  • Recording voiceovers can help explain what’s going on in the video, or make it funnier.
  • To add a voiceover to your TikTok, record or upload a video and then tap “Voiceover.”
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Have you ever taken a video and wished you could add a voiceover to explain what’s happening or add a joke? TikTok’s voiceover feature allows you to do just that.

How to do a voiceover on TikTok

1. Open the TikTok app (on iOS or Android) and log into your account if prompted.

2. Tap on the plus “+” sign icon to create a new TikTok.

3. Record a video or upload an existing one, as you would normally.

4. Once you’ve reached the video editing screen, tap the microphone icon labelled “Voiceover.”

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To start a voiceover, tap ‘Voiceover’ on the video editing screen. Chrissy Montelli/Business Insider

5. Tap or long-press the “Record” button to begin recording your voiceover. You can also remove the video’s original sound by tapping “Keep original sound” so that the check mark disappears.

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Tap the ‘Record’ button to record a voiceover, and choose whether you want to ‘Keep original sound.’ Chrissy Montelli/Business Insider

6. Once you’ve finished recording, review your voiceover by tapping the “Play” button on the video. If you’re satisfied with it, tap “Save.”

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Always check to make sure you’re happy with your work before saving your TikTok video. Chrissy Montelli/Business Insider

7. Add any other effects you’d like to include, then tap “Next.”

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You can continue to add more effects to your video, but you can’t play multiple voiceovers over one another without publishing the video and re-doing it. Chrissy Montelli/Business Insider

8. Type a description for your video and choose its other settings as you normally would. Finally, tap “Post” to publish your video.

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