TikTok: how to put text in videos

You have been using the TikTok app for a few weeks and are testing filters, effects and different functions to best record your videos and launch challenges to your friends and your new followers. However, there is still something that does not add up to you. To explain your delicious recipes step by step or to make your content even more engaging and original, do you want to insert texts in the videos but you don’t know where to start?

If I guessed it and the reason that brought you up this page is just that, you don’t have to worry. In the next paragraphs it will be my pleasure to explain to you in the simplest and most precise way possible how to put text in TikTok videos .

In this article I will teach you to insert one or more written in your videos , you don’t need to download any particular apps. Inserting texts, in fact, is really very simple and quick. In addition, the TikTok social network provides you with all the tools you need to do this.

All you have to do now is simply read my tips carefully and try to put them into practice. immediately in practice to experience what you have read. Smartphone in hand and let’s go! Give me a few minutes of your free time and finally you too will be able to add text in the TikTok videos.

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Add text in the videos of TikTok

The famous Chinese app of TikTok, the most used by the very young (and not only), is certainly the most popular of the last year, the most downloaded all over the world. TikTok allows you to create and publish short videos ranging in duration from 15 to 60 seconds, using filters, effects and writings.

From funny and viral choreographies, challenges, duets and videos to the contrary, this and much more can be found on the famous social network that has conquered everyone, ordinary people and famous people. In addition, with TikTok you can record your videos and save them on your device without publishing them or create video pills with video-recipes to share with your audience of followers by inserting polls to create interactions.

If you want to make it more explanatory and direct your video I suggest you add text to your videos. There is no limit on the number of writings, you can indulge yourself in inserting as many as you want! A text can be very useful in TikTok videos, it can explain each frame of the video, it can be a fun and original add-on component.

You can insert the text you want as soon as you have finished recording your video. In the next paragraph I will explain, step by step, how to do it. Follow the steps I am about to illustrate to the letter and have fun creating detailed content with an edge. Remember the passwords to use TikTok in the right way are two: creativity and originality.

How to put text in TikTok videos

If you want to insert a text in the videos you record on the TikTok app, just follow these simple steps directly using your Android or iOS smartphone.

  • Open the TikTok app
  • Tap the + symbol at the bottom center of the main screen
  • Start recording the video
  • Tap the round red button to start recording
  • Add effects and filters if you wish by clicking on the buttons on the right
  • Do then tap on the red check to confirm the video
  • At the bottom select the icon with the two letters “A” (Aa) indicating the text
  • Type the text you want by choosing the font and color
  • Tap on End top right
  • Position the text where you want in the video by touching and dragging it on the screen
  • Press on Next
  • Insert a caption and the hashtags
  • Finally tap on Publish to publish your video

That’s it! You just posted a video by entering text. Be careful not to place the writing too high or too low, it could be covered by the writings self-generated by the application and by the caption below.

How to put more writings in a video of TiKTok

In TikTok videos you can also insert more than one writing, choosing to dedicate a particular text to each recorded sequence. I’ll give you a quick and practical example. You recorded the video of your favorite recipe: orecchiette with meat sauce (I’ll tell you a secret: it’s my favorite dish!). You want to explain step by step all the ingredients and the process to make it.

How to do it? Very easy, inserting different texts for each sequence / passage of the video. In the first sequence in which you present the ingredients you will be able to list them, in the second in which you start preparing you will be able to write the procedure for making the dish as part and so on.

In short, in this way, you can describe in a didactic way and specify everything your followers will see in the video. The result will be curated, detailed and creative content. Do you want to try adding more writings in your videos that appear at different times? Here’s what you need to do:

  • Open the TikTok app
  • Tap the + symbol at the bottom center of the main screen
  • Start at record the video
  • Tap the round red button to start recording
  • Add effects and filters if you wish by clicking on the buttons on the right
  • Then tap on the red check to confirm the video
  • At the bottom select the icon with the two letters “A” (Aa) indicating the Text
  • Type the text you want by choosing the font and color
  • Do tap on End at the top right
  • Now hold down on the word and press on Set duration
  • Choose the duration by selecting the frame of the video in which you want the writing

  • At the bottom you will see the timeline of the video
  • Move the bar to the section where you want the text to appear
  • Tap the tick at the bottom right to confirm

Attention : remember that if you do not set the duration of the writing, the text in question will be visible for the entire duration of the TikTok video . You can repeat the operation I just explained to you for each text, for each sequence of the video.

With this little “trick” you can best describe your videos. Come on, test yourself and experience what I have just explained to you, you will see that it will help you to engage your followers and, why not, help you increase their number.

Conclusions

As you will have understood by reading this article, inserting text in a video is a very simple and quick procedure to carry out. Have fun creating fun and interesting writings to customize your video content for TikTok.

Choose whether to add one or more writings, explains in detail and schematically the steps of the tutorials you love to make on the well-known Chinese social network, create interaction with questions and surveys, experiment with the various effects and filters, but above all have fun.

A few top line, I told you that the keywords to use TikTok as correctly as possible are two, creativity and originality. To these I want to add another, perhaps the most important one that you must never forget: divertimento.

I hope I have been helpful and that what I have explained to you in this tutorial was clear, for any doubts do not hesitate to contact me. I’m always happy to help you out!

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