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How to Upload Your Own Sound to TikTok

Vanessa Chiang updated on Sep 10, 2021 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

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TikTok has become the most popular app around the world. Nearly every day, people will spend some time watching TikTok videos or shooting videos for TikTok.

But recently, TikTok discontinued the function of uploading your own sound or music to video due to the copyright issue. How to upload a sound to TikTok? If you want to add your sound or music to the TikTok platform, there are two ways:

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

How to Upload Your Own Sound to TikTok Videos Within the App

There is a tutorial for those who want to know how to create a sound on TikTok. Follow the steps to make your own sounds.

Step 1. Firstly, click on the "+" icon to create a new video in TikTok, or you can upload an existing video to it. Then, click on "Next."

Step 2. Then, tap on the "Voiceover" button to record your own sound.

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Step 3. Long press the "Record" button while speaking into your microphone. If you want to keep only your voiceover, don't forget to uncheck the "Keep original sound" option. 

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Step 4. Tap the "Save" button in the upper right corner, and you will back to the editing page to preview the video and voiceover.

Step 5. If you want to post this video, click on "Next" > "Post" after adding information to your video.

How to Add Your Own Sound to TikTok Using Third-Party Apps

This part will show you four apps to add your sound to TikTok videos on Windows PC, mobile phone, and online. Don't miss those tutorials if you want to know how to upload a sound to TikTok.

#1. How to Make Your Own Sound on TikTok with EaseUS Video Editor (for Windows PC)

EaseUS Video Editor is an all-in-one video editor for Windows PC. As it's designed for beginners, the operating is so easy that you only need to click some buttons to create a perfect video. In addition, 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 add text to video, import your own sound or music, and add it to your video.

Key Features:

  • Record and add voiceover to videos easily
  • Support 300+ effects and transitions
  • Support a lot of file formats, such as MP3, MP4, MOV, etc.
  • Free to use

Editing a video on a mobile phone is convenient, but most video editing applications on phones lack advanced editing tools. EaseUS Video Editor can offer you various tools you need, and it's straightforward to use, even for beginners.

How to Upload Sound to TikTok with EaseUS Video Editor:

Here are the steps to add your own sound to a TikTok video using EaseUS Video Editor.

Step 1. Launch this video editor and select an ideal aspect ratio.

Step 2. Drag and drop to import your video and audio into this video editor. Right-click the video and select "Add to Project" to add it to the timeline.

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Step 3. Drag to add the audio into the timeline and sync it with your video. If you want to record your own sound and use it as a voiceover, click on the "Dubbing" button and record your own sound.

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Step 4. Click on the "Export" button when you want to save the video with audio. Adjust the settings, including file name, save path, video format, and video quality. Finally, click on the "Export" button.

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Tip
This app also supports the 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. How to Upload a Sound to TikTok with Kapwing (Online)

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 need to create an account that you can free to use. Using this software, you can create images, videos, and GIFs.

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Although Kapwing is an online tool, this program provides many video editing functions to satisfy your editing needs. In addition, 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.

Features:

  • 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

How to Make Your Own TikTok Sound Online with 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 with TikTok.

#3. How to Upload Sound to TikTok with InShot (Android)

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

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

Features:

  • 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

How to Add a 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 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 share it with TikTok.

#4. How to Add Your Own Music to TikTok with BeeCut (Android & iOS)

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. In addition, you can share your edits to YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, and other social media.

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Features:

  • 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 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.

Conclusion

To sum up, this post offers you tutorials on how to upload a sound to TikTok. You can choose the one according to your needs. Here, I still sincerely suggest you choose EaseUS Video Editor as your first choice. Maybe the video editing software online and on the phone is more convenient to use, but some operation details can not be achieved or are 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 supports different kinds of video editing tools and supports shares directly on YouTube, TikTok, Facebook, and other video platforms after you edit your video. So, this software is a worthy choice.

FAQs About How to Add Sound to TikTok

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

1. How to make a TikTok sound?

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 to which you want to add sound, then tap ADD in the top right.

2. Can you add your own music to TikTok?

Some music may infringe copyright. TikTok has a special license with music providers that only allows them to play a 15-second clip. This is because they are not allowed to play music for too long in law. 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 to make sounds on TikTok?

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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