• To stitch on TikTok, find a video and tap the Share icon, then select Stitch.
  • Stitching lets you take part of someone else’s TikTok video and use it in your own video.
  • Not all TikTok videos will have Stitch enabled, and you can choose whether to enable it for your own video.
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Tiktok is built on the principle of collaboration. Nearly every video uses music picked from a list, every day there’s a new trend — that’s not even mentioning the wildly popular Duet feature, which lets you virtually star in someone else’s video.

If you are looking for other ways to get involved with other TikTok users, you can try out the stitch feature. Stitching is a technique that allows you to trim some of someone else’s video and use it to start a project. This is also useful when creating reactions videos that feature your reaction to other videos that you have seen.

The following is how to put together a short video on Tikoo.

How do you stitch this tiktok?

1. Find the video that you want to stitch and tap the Share icon, which looks like an arrow.

An Insider TikTok video. The Share icon is highlighted.
To share your video, tap on the share icon. 

2. In the menu that appears, select the Stitch icon and then wait a few moments for the video to process. In short, the longer the video, the longer this will take.

A TikTok sharing menu, with the Stitch icon highlighted.
Find and tap the stitching option. 

Quick tip: If the Stitch icon doesn’t show up or is grayed out, that video’s owner has disabled stitching.

3. After they finish watching, they will bring you to a page on which you can cut out five seconds of the video, which you can then use in your own videos. You can select which section you desire by going to the bottom of the screen and then, sliding to the red bars. Tap Next when you’re done.

A TikTok page where the user can use a slider to cut a five second snippet of a video out of the larger video. The slider that lets you select which section to cut is highlighted.
Your license entitles you to use five seconds of stitched footage. 

4. You’ll be brought to the tiktok regular recording screen. Record the rest of your TikTok video using all the tools you’re used to, and then tap the checkmark.

5. Add any effects, text, stickers, voiceovers, or captions that you would like. Tap Next.

6. Give your tiktok an overall title and tags. Here you can also choose whether other users can Stitch your video — tap the toggle switch next to Allow Stitch to disable it.

7. Hit Post, and your stitched video will upload.

A TikTok posting settings page. The