How to make TikTok videos longer

Updated at 04 Jun 2022

TikTok's focus is on short-form content. However, many users are trying to squeeze more information into one post.

The hand with the phone and TikTok logo on it

TikTok is one of the most popular social media platforms. This is due to its wealth of trending filters and songs, as well as the short funny videos that are available on the app.

Many are curious if there are any options to upload longer videos and increase the user base.

Making a 60 Second TikTok video

TikTok defaults to recording for 15 seconds. This was the limit in TikTok's past, but it has been changed recently by TikTok.

Recording button of the TikTok

You can now make videos that are up to 60 seconds in length. This is much longer than Snapchat or Instagram videos. You can make a Tik Tok last 60 seconds in three main ways.

Scroll Near the Bottom

How to alter the length of your video:

  • First, ensure you have the latest TikTok version (v.16.5.1).
  • Click the + button in the main toolbar
  • Scroll the bottom bar from 15' to 60'

The red circle will allow you to start recording. Your TikTok video will now register for 60 seconds. You can also record for less than 60 seconds.

This change only changes the limit to 15 to 60 seconds. If you want the recording to stop, press the recording button at any time.

Use Stopwatch Icon

This isn't the only way to go. You can also specify how long the video records, down to the tenth of a second.

  • To create a video, press the + buttons.
  • Click the stopwatch icon in the right-hand column.
  • Drag and drop the bar to the correct video time
  • Press Countdown Once you have set the time
  • In 3 seconds, the video will begin recording.

So you can choose how long you want to record. The recording time slider can be handy if you need a specific video length and don't want the button to stop it from being re-recorded.

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Upload a longer video

Another way to make TikTok 60 seconds long is by using the following method. This method allows you to upload a video that you have shot using an app other than TikTok.

the TikTok logo

This method is different because it will enable you to upload videos longer than 60 seconds. Prior methods allowed for 60 seconds maximum.

How to upload a TikTok video:

  • To create a new video, press the buttons on the dashboard.
  • Click the ''Upload'' button next to the ""Record"" button.
  • The next step is to choose a video. Click the red "Next" button at the bottom right.
  • Highlight the video you wish to use. Multiple videos can be selected and combined in the next section.

The video can then be cut to the desired length. The slider mechanism used in this feature is the same as the previous one. Once you've set the length, click the red "Next" button at the top right.

After you have cut down the video's time, you can add special effects or other filters to your video before you upload it.

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Make a 3-minute video on TikTok

You can also record and post a 3-minute clip on TikTok or a longer movie of 60 seconds.

The black hand with the phone and TikTok logo on it

Step 1. Open the TikTok app and launch it.

Step 2. Go to the camera display. You can choose between 15s, the 60s, or 3m by swiping across the menu above the large red record button.

Step 3. Select the three-minute option and other options, and the camera will begin recording up to 3 minutes from the film within the application.

How do you make a TikTok in 10 minutes?

While the feature was launched in February 2022, it is not yet available to everyone.

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Check if the feature is already available:

  1. Open TikTok.
  2. To open the camera, click on the plus button at the bottom.
  3. Swipe across the time limits by clicking the pink record button.

Unfortunately, if the option is not available, you don't currently have access to this feature. However, it's possible to create longer videos with TikTok as the option is available to more users.

Are you making a TikTok using multiple videos?

You might need to be creative if you aren't able to squeeze as much content in as possible within the time limit of the 10-minute video. For example, upload multiple clips to the same video and crop them to make it more efficient.

How to insert multiple clips or images in one video:

  1. Launch TikTok. Find the plus button and press it to create a new video.
  2. Click the ''Upload'' button at the bottom-right corner to upload media from your camera roll.
  3. Click on the circles at the bottom of the video or pictures you wish to add to the video.
  4. To change the video length, click Next and then Adjust Clip.
  5. Tap "Next" again to add effects, text, or music.
  6. Upload as usual.

Perhaps it is not the best solution to the time constraint, but it can help you squeeze more content in three minutes while you wait for the platform's 10-minute feature to roll out

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