How to Upload Sound to Tik Tok: A Quick and Simple Guide

How to add sound when uploading an existing video: Tap “+” and upload your video as normal. Tap “Next” when you're happy. Select “Sounds” in the bottom left corner. Browse the sound library and playlists, tap your preferred sound, and select “✔”

If you’re a Tik Tok user, you know how important sound can be to the success of your video. Whether you want to use a popular sound from another video or create your own unique sound, the process can seem daunting. But fear not, because we’re here to show you a very quick and simple way to upload your very own sound to Tik Tok.

First, let’s clarify that this method will work for any sound in any location, whether it’s from a movie, a Netflix show, a YouTube video, or your very own original sound. All you need to do is go to the sound and screen record it. For example, if you want to use a sound from a YouTube video, start a screen recording and click play on the video. Let it screen record the segment of audio that you want to upload and create a sound for on Tik Tok.

Once you’re done recording, end the screen recording and upload the video to Tik Tok as a regular post. Trim the video down so that the audio starts and finishes where you want it. Once the video is posted, close out of Tik Tok and then open it back up. Go to your profile page and find the post you just uploaded. Click into the sound and save it as a favorite.

Now, whenever you’re creating a new Tik Tok video, you can go to select a sound and choose the sound you just saved as a favorite. This method can be repeated over and over again for any sound in any location.

We hope this guide makes it easier for you to upload your own sound to Tik Tok and create even more engaging and unique videos. Happy Tik Tok-ing!


Can you upload your own sound in TikTok?
TikTok does not allow users to upload their own audio files, and there is no way to directly record audio into the app. The only way to add music to a TikTok video is to choose from the app's existing library of songs.