How to change the speed in videos on TikTok

TikTok is certainly the great social news of the last few years. Month after month more and more users want to try their hand at the choreography and challenges launched on this platform and who therefore decide to open an account to upload videos with the hope of ending up in For you.

I bet that for some time you too have let yourself be overwhelmed by the breath of fresh air of this new social network that in a very short time has captured the attention of the very young but not only. So, partly out of curiosity and partly for fun, you launched into funny duets and tried to replicate the most famous trends.

In the past I have often told you about this social network with the icon shaped like a musical note, I explained to you how to put text in videos, how to insert polls, save your videos on the device without publishing them and even how to do a dubbing. Also, more recently, I’ve shown you all the steps to tag someone in videos so you can grow interactions and report particularly interesting content to friends and family.

In the TikTok app, available for both devices iOS and Android, you can create short video clips that can be between 15 and 60 seconds long. A true tiktoker , however, knows that there is a simple trick to change the speed of the clips to make them truly unique and personalized.

In this article I’ll explain how to change the speed in TikTok videos , you will see it is really very simple and after learning all the necessary tips you will no longer be able to do without this extraordinary function for your POV, your hilarious videos and your dance overwhelming.

Well, let’s not get lost in more chat and let’s get to the heart of this new guide dedicated to the world of TikTok.

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How to change the speed in TikTok videos

To set a different speed for your TikTok video, using an Android or iOS mobile device, just follow a few simple steps.

As I told you a few lines above, on the TikTok platform there are several very interesting functions that allow you to customize your content. You can put music in the background to your videos, try special tricks like the one that allows you to lip sync, insert lyrics, use filters and effects. Also, you can speed up or slow down your videos . How? Follow these steps:

  • Open the TikTok app
  • Tap the + symbol at the bottom center of the main screen
  • Press on the speed icon top right
  • Now you can view the various speeds available
  • Choose whether to increase or decrease the speed of your video
  • Set the speed you can start recording
  • Tap the red round button to start recording the video
  • Add effects and filters if you wish by clicking on the buttons on the right
  • Then click on the red check
  • Write the caption , insert hahstag and any tags
  • Finally presses on Avanti

Tac! You changed the speed of your video, very easy right? As I told you, this is a very quick operation that will allow you to customize your content. If your intent is to slow down the video, creating a slow motion effect , then I suggest you take a look at my article where I explain how to do it.

Attention: After setting the speed you prefer, start recording the video.

You will notice that the movements will be recorded at a normal speed . Don’t worry, you will see the slow or fast effect directly after finishing the recording.

Speeds available on TikTok

For a slow or fast effect you can select different types of speeds available on TikTok . Here are the speeds you can select to make your video content unique:

  • 0.3x to slow down to maximum intensity
  • 0.5x for slow motion at medium intensity
  • 1x to record at normal speed
  • 2x for speed up to medium intensity
  • 3x to speed up to maximum intensity

As I also explained to you in the previous paragraph, after setting the type of speed to slow down or speed up your movements in the video you intend to publish on your feed, you will be able to see the effect only when the recording is complete . Don’t worry, then, if you don’t notice anything different while recording.


As you understand by reading this short guide, change the speed of a video to publish on TikTok it is a very immediate and simple operation. Follow all the steps that I showed you in the previous paragraphs, select the type of speed you want for your video and that’s it.

In this article I explained to you how to set the speed in video on TikTok but there are really many other functions connected to this social network to talk about. Don’t worry, I haven’t played all my cards yet and I’m ready to give you new tips in the next articles, stay tuned!

I hope you found what you read useful and interesting, if you have any doubts or if any passage is not very clear, do not hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to answer your questions.

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