Video trimming is the only way to cut the excessive and unnecessary parts from the video. If you are a TikToker, you might need to cut videos to make it to the point and more appealing. If any part of the video is not up to the mark, you can cut it.

Today, we will show you different tools that you can use to trim/cut TikTok videos. We will share step-by-step guides so that you can make your videos stunning without any hassle. After reading this article, you will be able to cut/trim a video like a professional.

Part 1: How to Trim/Cut Video on TikTok

TikTok also has a video editor that allows you to edit your videos professionally. It is an easy way to edit the videos without downloading any other application. You can capture a video and edit it directly using the application, or you can edit any video from your gallery. Let's see the step-by-step guide on how to trim videos on TikTok.

Method to Trim/Cut Video on TikTok

Step 1: Open the TikTok application on your smartphone. You will see a "+" button at the bottom center of your mobile screen. Tap on the button.

a)Trim a Video Captured via TikTok

Step 2: You can shoot video via TikTok for up to 60 seconds. After shooting the video, you can edit it.

Step 3: On the right side of the screen, you will see some options. Tap on Adjust Clips.

TikTok Video Capture

Step 4: You will see a timeline on the screen with red handles on both sides. Adjust those handles to select the start and end of the video. Once you are done, tap on Save.

TikTok Trim Captured Video

Step 5: Tap on Next. Add the description of the video and hashtags. You are ready to post the video.

b)Trim a Video from Gallery

Step 2: You can also pick any video from your gallery. Go to the upload option and select the video you need. Tap on Next.

Step 3: Now, you can trim the video at this stage. Move the handles on the timeline to select the part of the video you need. The rest of the parts will be deleted. Tap on Next.

TikTok Trim Uploaded Video

Step 4: You will see the editor screen. The video is already trimmed, but if you want to do any other editing, you can do it here. After that, tap on Next.

Step 5: Enter the description of the video and some hashtags. Tap on Post when you are ready.

Part 2: TikTok Alternatives to Trim Video Before Uploading

1 Filme Lite – iOS

Filme Lite is a powerful application for video editing. It allows you to trim your TikTok videos and do basic editing without any hassle.

iMyFone Filme Lite Video Editing App

    Features:

  • Filme Lite is an easy tool to do basic editing. It is excellent for TikTok beginners.

  • You can also resize and compress the video according to your needs.

  • Filme Lite has dozens of templates that can help you create your videos like a professional.

  • The multi-purpose tool helps in trimming, dividing, and reversing a video. You can also make speed adjustments.

How to Trim TikTok Videos on Filme Lite

Step 1:  Open Filme Lite. You will see different templates, but for trimming the video, you need to go to the Edit menu. Tap on Edit at the bottom of the screen.

Step 2: Click on New Project. It will open the gallery. Select the video you want to trim and tap on Add to Project.

Filme Lite New Project

Step 3: After uploading the video, you can see it on the timeline. For editing, tap on the video in the timeline. Then, tap on Trim.

Step 4: You will see handles on the timeline. Move the handles to select the start and end of the video. It will trim the excess part of the video.

Filme Lite Trim

Step 5: See the preview of the video; when you are satisfied, tap on the Export button at the top right corner of the screen.

2 VidTrim - Android

VidTrim is an Android application for video editing. It can help you in trimming, merging, effects, video to audio transformation, etc.

How to Trim TikTok Videos in VidTrim

Step 1: Open Filme Lite. You will see different templates, but for trimming the video, you need to go to the Edit menu. Tap on Edit at the bottom of the screen.

Step 2: The first option in the edit toolbar will be Trim. Tap on Trim.

VidTrim Editing

Step 3: You will see handles on a timeline. Adjust both handles to select the start and end of the video. You can also provide the video while adjusting the handles.

Step 4: When you are done, tap on the scissor icon at the top of the application. You will have two choices: Trim Original and Save As New Clip. If you want to alter the original clip, you can tap on Trim Original. It will replace the original file. But if you want to keep the original file and create a new trimmed video, select the other option.

VidTrim Trim video

Step 5: Once you select any of the options, the application will make the file ready. You can click on Play to see the video.

3 iMyFone Filme - Desktop

iMyFone Filme is one of the easiest video editors that you can use on your computer. It is a very powerful tool that can help you create stunning videos for TikTok.

    Features:

  • Filme is an easy software program that is perfect for new TikTokers. It offers all types of video editing features, including captions, trimming, effects, transitions, picture-in-picture, and speed.

  • You can create fast videos for TikTok and share your lifestyle, vlogs, and trips with followers.

  • Filme also allows you to add multiple tracks and mix them together. You can make something new for your TikTok videos.

  • It allows you to style your videos with colors, objects, animations, and transitions. You can make engaging videos like a professional.

How to Trim a Video Using Filme

Step 1: Open Filme. Go to the File menu>New Project and select the aspect ratio for the video.

Filme New Project

Step 2: Go to Import and click on Import Files. Open the video you want to trim. You will see the video in the project media after importing it.

Step 3: Right-click on the video and click on Add. You can also drag the video to the timeline.

Step 4: Hover over to the end of the video; the pointer will change to Horizontal Resize pointer (A horizontal line with arrows on both ends). Click and hold it, drag the mouse to trim the video. If you want to trim the video from both sides, you can drag both sides to get the desired part of the video.

trim video Filme

Step 5: If you have trimmed from the starting end, you need to move the video to the start of the timeline. Click on the video and hold it. Move the video to the start.

Filme Trim Timeline

Step 6: See the preview. You can also use Ctrl+Z for undoing if there is any mistake. Once you are satisfied, go to the export menu and click on Export Video. After entering the name and path, click on Export.

4 VEED - Online

Veed is an online video editor that can help you with basic video editing. It is free for limited use. You can use it if you don't want to download any video editor on your mobile or PC.

Step 1: Open Veed. You need to sign up using your email account.

Step 2: Click on the New Project at the top right corner.

Step 3:  Upload the video you need to trim. You can also drag and drop the video to upload it.

Veed Upload Video

Step 4: There is no trim option in the tool. So, you need to split the video and keep the part of the video you need. Move the handle to the point where you want to start the video and click on Split. Now, move the handle where you want to end the video and click on Split.

Veed Split

Step 5: Click on the excess parts and press the delete button. After that, you will have only one video you need.

Veed Split Final

Step 6:  Move the video to the start of the timeline. Click on Export at the top right corner of the window. The file will be ready after rendering. You can download it, share it, or do whatever you want.

Part 3: FAQ about Editing TikTok Video:

Why can I only shoot 15 seconds on TikTok?

TikTok had a limit of 15 seconds, but it has been increased to 60 seconds. Now, you can shoot a video for up to 60 seconds. You will find both 15 seconds and 60 seconds of recording options.

Can a TikTok video be longer than 60 seconds?

The 60 seconds is only for the video that you shoot using TikTok. The video that is already saved in the mobile can be uploaded, and it can be longer than 60 seconds.

How to string together shorter videos and make a longer video on TikTok?

You can string together short videos on TikTok without any hassle. Open TikTok, tap on the "+" button. Go to uploads and select as many videos as you want to add. When you select the videos, numbers are marked that tell you the order. After selecting, tap on Next. See the preview and select any relevant sound. Tap on Next. Now, you can add text, effects and do some editing. After that, tap on Next. You can post the video now.

Can I trim a TikTok video after uploading it?

In simple words, No. You cannot trim a posted video on TikTok. But you can save a TikTok video, and then you can trim it. After that, you need to repost the video again.