How to Stitch Videos on TikTok in 6 Easy Steps [with Pics]

Key Takeaways
  • "Stitch" on TikTok is a feature that allows joining two videos together to create a new one. The first part is a clip from another user's video, followed by your own recorded video.
  • The process involves selecting a video, tapping the Share option, choosing Stitch, selecting the desired timeframe (up to 5 seconds), recording your part, and then posting the stitched video.
  • Stitch and Duet are different; Stitch combines a clip from another video with your recording, while Duet displays both videos side by side, often used for reaction videos or content complementing the original.

TikTok is a famous platform that promotes entertainment, creativity, and collaboration. As such, there are a lot of cool features available for creators on the application. One such feature is Stitch. In this guide, we are going to look at what this feature is, how you can use it, and its pros and cons.

So, without further ado, let’s dive straight into it.

What is “Stitch” on TikTok?

The word “Stitch” is generally used in the context of clothing when two or more pieces of fabric are joined together. Same as that, in TikTok’s context, it means joining two videos together and creating a new video. The first part is a short clip from a video uploaded by another user. The second part is your own video, that you record on TikTok.

Stitching is a way to respond to a specific moment and add commentary, to the original content. You must have seen TikTokers, especially those involved in a controversy first playing a short clip of their opponent and then reacting to it. That is an example of stitching.

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How To Stitch On TikTok

Now that you have an idea of what exactly is Stitch, let’s see the process of stitching on TikTok. The process in itself is pretty simple, just pay attention.

Step 1: Open TikTok and Locate the Video

It is possible that you have the video on the For You page, if not you can search the creator’s profile and open the video there.

The video I want to stitch

Step 2: Tap On the Share Option

Once the video is in front of you, tap on the Share icon. It’s situated at the bottom-right side of the screen and looks like a curved arrow pointing towards the right.

Share Option

Step 3: Select the Stitch Option

In the menu that opens up, there will be the Stitch option present at the bottom. Tap on it.

Stitch Option

Step 4: Select the Time Frame

Here comes the technical part of the entire process. On the new screen, there will be a slider situated on the frames of the video. You can control two things using this slider.

  1. If you want to stitch a later part of the video, swipe left on the frames present inside the slider. Doing so will move the video forward, allowing you to stitch a later part. Once you are done adjusting the frames, the part of the video you have selected will play in a loop.
    Different parts of the video
  2. In case you want to shorten the time frame of the stitched part, place your finger at the right end of the slider and move your finger left. If you want to increase the time frame, again place your finger at the right end and swipe it towards the right.
    The time frame was shortened from 5.0 sec to 1.8 sec
NOTE: Keep in mind that the time frame can vary from 1.0 seconds to 5.0 seconds inclusive.

Step 5: Select Next and Record Your Video

Now all you need to do is to tap on the Next button present at the top-right of the screen. This will process the frames of the video you have selected and after that, you need to record your part of the video.

Recording my part of the video

Step 6: Post the Stitched Video

Once you are done, tap on the red tick icon in the bottom-right, and then on the Post option. This will post the stitched video on your profile, concluding this process.

Posting the Video

Pros of Using Stitch

Using the Stitch feature has a lot of benefits both for the users and the creators on the platform. These include but are not limited to:

  • Promotes a collaborative environment and allows creative exchange of ideas.
  • Stitching encourages creativity by providing a way for users to build on existing content, adding their own unique perspective.
  • No editing through third-party software is required and creators can divert their resources toward improving the overall quality of their content.
  • New content creators can get more followers after stitching videos from famous TikTokers.

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Limitations While Using Stitch

Despite the numerous benefits, there are still some limitations associated with this feature.

  • The maximum time frame you can stitch is 5 seconds, this is very short and may not be sufficient to capture the intended part.
  • The stitched part can only appear at the start of the video not in between. This means that a creator will not be able to provide context for the clip until after it has been played.
  • To stitch the original creator’s account must be public and he should have the option turned on. Hence, this feature is not available for every video on TikTok.
  • You cannot attach a pre-recorded video from your gallery after the stitched part plays. You have to record the video on the spot when prompted. This is a huge inconvenience.

Stitch vs Duet

A lot of people confuse Stitch and Duet with one another and use the terms interchangeably. However, this is incorrect as both are quite different. As we know stitch allows you to copy a small part from another video, play it first, and then allows you to add your video. However, Duet allows you to share the screen alongside the other video.

A hilarious example of users using Duet

Duet is used by users who make reaction videos, or simply create content complimenting the original video. So, make sure that you are aware of the difference between both of these features.

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There you have it the complete guide regarding the Stitch feature on TikTok. We hope you found the information listed useful and are ready to embark on a new content creation journey. We suggest you also check out the Stitching guide made by TikTok themselves, so any further queries become clear. Until next time. Ciao


What is TikTok Stitch?

TikTok Stitch is a feature that allows users to join two videos together, incorporating a short clip from another user’s video into their own, creating a new piece of content.

Is there a time limit for stitching videos on TikTok?

Yes, the time frame for Stitching videos on TikTok can vary from 1.0 seconds to 5.0 seconds inclusive.

How does Stitch differ from Duet on TikTok?

Stitch involves joining two videos together, playing a short clip first, and then adding your video. Duet, on the other hand, allows you to share the screen alongside another video, often used for reaction videos or creating content complementing the original video.

Is Stitching available for every video on TikTok?

No, the original creator must have the Stitch option enabled for a specific video, and their account must be public for others to Stitch that video.


Kamil Anwar

Kamil is a certified MCITP, CCNA (W), CCNA (S) and a former British Computer Society Member with over 9 years of experience Configuring, Deploying and Managing Switches, Firewalls and Domain Controllers also an old-school still active on FreeNode.