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5 Ways to Upload Your Own Sound to TikTok

Vanessa Chiang updated on Dec 22, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles


TikTok has become the most popular app around the world, nearly everyday people will spend some time watching TikTok shat video or shooting some video upload to the TikTok platform.

But recently, TikTok discontinued the function of uploading your own sound or music to video due to the copyright issue. If you want to add you sound or music to TikTok platform, two ways you can options:

  • Choose the music provided bu the app
  • Using the third-part app to add your own sound to video and share on TikTok

How to Upload Your Own Sound to a TikTok Video within the App

Here list the steps of adding sound or music to a TikTok Video within the app:

Step 1. When you finish shooting a video, click the "Sounds" button in the bottom-left corner of the main screen.

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Step 2. Select a song from the list. And then adjust the soundwaves at the bottom to choose which part of the song you want to play in your video.

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Step 3. When you finish adding sound to your video, and then you can share this video on TikTok.

How to Upload Your Own Sound to a TikTok Video Using Third-part Apps

On this part, I will show you four third-part apps on PC, Online, and on Phone, there are:

#1. EaseUS Video Editor (on PC)

EaseUS Video Editor is an all-in-one video editing software. It designed for beginners, the operating is too easy that you just need to click some buttons that you can create a perfect video. This program provides plenty of video editing tools, such as adding transitions, overlays, elements, music, and filters to your videos, which can satisfy all your editing needs. Using this software you can also add text to video and import your own sound or music and add it to your video.


  • Support editing or uploading your own sound to TikTok video
  • Support 300+ effects and transitions
  • Support a lot of file formats, such as MP3, MP4, AAC, MOV, and more
  • Support free to use

How to add you own sound to a TikTok video using EaseUS Video Editor:

Step 1. Select an aspect ratio for your project

Depending on whether you want to export the video for your smartphone, social media, TV, or other platforms, select an ideal aspect ratio. You can choose more aspect ratios from file -> New Project.

Step 2. Import the video and audio files

Drag and drop all the media files, including the video and audio file into EaseUS Video Editor. After you are done importing the video file, click the '+' symbol to add the video to the timeline.

Step 3. Adding sound to the video

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If the video you are using already has an audio file and you want to remove it, right-click on the video on the timeline and select the 'Audio Detach' option. Proceed to delete this audio if you do not want to mix it with the new sound by selecting it and press the Del button. Alternatively, you can right-click on the audio in the timeline and select the 'Delete' option.

Add the new audio to your timeline by clicking the '+' symbol. If the audio length is shorter than the video, simply create another copy of it and place it right after the first track ends in the timeline to make it loop. You can also add another sound file if you wish to instead of using the same audio file again and again. Using the same method, you can insert audio effects in selected parts of your video. Just make sure to position the audio file as per the video timeline.

Step 4. Exporting the final video

Click the Export button from the menu bar on the top and then select your desired video format - MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, etc. Make sure to choose output settings before the export. If you want a video in a particular format, you can select it on the export screen.

Export Video

Before you export the video, you also can directly share it on TikTok.

Share on TikTok

This app also supports voiceover function that you can use this tool to record your sound to video, if you want to know how to add voiceover to video, you can move on Add VoiceOver to Video.

#2. Kapwing (Online)

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If you do not want to download or install any software on your computer, why not try an online tool. Kapwing is the best choice. This program is a free online video editing software, and you just need to create an account that you can free to use it. Using this software, you can create images, videos, and GIFs.

Although Kapwing is an online tool, this program provides a lot of video editing functions to satisfy your editing needs. This website nearly supports importing all types of file formats that you can this app edit your perfect video, and then save it to share on YouTube, TikTok, Facebook, and other platforms.


  • Support editing and uploading your sound to TikTok, YouTube, and more platforms
  • Support plenty of video and audio formats
  • Support adding text, music, and more operation to video
  • Support free to use

The steps of uploading sound to TikTok using Kapwing:

Step 1. Find video and sound that you want to use, and then import it into Kapwing. If you want to use a video or sound on YouTube, SoundCloud, Facebook, and other platforms, you also can copy its link to Kapwing.

Step 2. And then use the editing tools to edit your video and sound. Such as adding text, adding images, adding effects, and more operations.

Step 3. When you finish the editing, click the "Publish" button to export your video and sound. And then, wait for a minute that you can choose the "Download" button to save it to your device.

Step 4. In the end, share your video and sound to TikTok.

#3. InShot (Android)

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We have already introduced the best third-party app on PC and Online. If you ask me what is the best editing app on Phone. Here I list two perfect apps for Android and iOS

InShot is a video editing app for Android, which is easy yo use. This app provides a lot of video editing functions; for example, you can use this app to trim and cut your video, blur background, add music and video effects, and more. The best part of this app is that you just need to click a button, the video will directly to share on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and other more platforms, and also supports editing video with music for TikTok.


  • Support adding text on video, and many fonts for the text editing
  • Support speeding up the video or adding slow motion
  • Support editing and uploading video and sound to TikTok

The steps of uploading sound to TikTok using InShot:

Step 1. Install this app on your phone and open it.

Step 2. Click the "Video" button to select a video you need and click "Check" to apply. And then tap the "Crop" button to select the correct aspect ratio and apply it.

Step 3. Tap the "Music" button to select music, and then click the " Use" button to drag it into the video.

Step 4. When you finish the operation, click the"Check" button to save your video, and then share it with TikTok.

#4. BeeCut (Android & iOS)

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BeeCut is designed especially for video editing beginners that can be used for Android and iOS users. This app provides many useful editing features, including filters, cropping, cutting, and other more editing tools, you can use to create your TikTok video. And this video editing software supports editing videos with 16:9, 4:3, 1:1, and 4:3 aspect ratios. You can share your edits to YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, and other social media.


  • Support uploading your sound to TikTok
  • Support editing multiple timeline layers
  • Support free to use

The steps of uploading sound to TikTok using BeeCut:

Step 1. Launch this app and tap the yellow-scissor icon in the interface to import your video.

Step 2. Select the correct aspect ratio, and then click the "Music" button to upload music to your video.

Step 3. When you finish, click the "Export" button to export and save your video on your phone.


To sum up, on this page we are talking about five ways to upload your sound to TikTok. You can choose the one according to your needs. Here, I still sincerity to suggest you choose EaseUS Video Editor as your first choice. Maybe the video editing software online and on phone are more convenient to use, but some operation details can not be achieved or hard to operate on phone apps and online tools. If you want to create a perfect video that attracts more attention,  a video editor on PC is the best choice.

EaseUS Video Editor not only supports different kinds of video editing tools, but also supports directly share on YouTube, TikTok, Facebook, and other video platforms after you edit your video. So, this software is a worthy choice.

FAQs About Uploading Your Own Sound to TikTok

Here list some questions about uploading your own sound to TikTok, if you want to know more, you can keep on reading.

1. How do you add multiple sounds to a TikTok?

Step 1. Find and download a video editing app that allows you to insert sound clips from your library into your video. ...

Step 2. Open the Quik app and tap the plus sign in the bottom center.

Step 3. Tap one or multiple videos you want to add sound to, then tap ADD in the top right.

2. Why can I only use 15 seconds of a sound on TikTok?

TikTok has a special license with music providers that only allows them to play a 15-second clip. They are not allowed to play music for too long in law. Some music may infringe copyright. If they play music for too long, they will face a large-scale copyright lawsuit. So TikTok only allows users to play music for 15 seconds

3. How do I upload music to Tik Tok?

Tap the icon on your home screen or apps menu to open TikTok. Upload a TikTok video without any music. Use the video recorder to record the sound you want to use on TikTok. Tap the +, record or upload a video, tap Next or the checkmark icon.

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