You can add text to TikTok videos fairly simply, but it does require a bit of knowledge of the platform to pull it off in a quality fashion. You can adjust the placement and timing of the text as well as the font and color of the words over your video. Here's what you'll need to do to add text to your TikTok videos. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
If you haven't used TikTok before, or it's been a while since your last video, you may be wondering how to get the most out of it. One way is by adding text to your videos. You can even adjust where and when the text appears on the screen. Here's how to do it. Check out the products mentioned in this article: iPhone 11 (From $699.99 at Best Buy) Samsung Galaxy S10 (From $899.99 at Best Buy) How to add text on TikTok Once you've recorded your TikTok video on your iPhone or Android and tapped the check in the bottom-right corner of the screen, here's how to add text: 1. Tap the "Text" option (it has the "Aa" symbol above it).
- Type in your text.
- Customize the text using the available options:
You can add a highlight to the text by tapping the "A" on the left side of the screen. You can also change the font via the options listed on the top-left side of the text menu, and change the color by selecting an option from the colorful circles at the bottom of the screen.
Tap "Done" in the top-right corner of the screen when ready, keeping in mind that you can only change the placement of text on the screen and timing after this point.
Drag the text to the area of the screen that you want it to appear and tap it to see more options. For example, you can change the duration of the text or go back in and make edits if you aren't happy with how you set it up in step three.
In order to adjust the timing of the text on your video, you'll have to select "Set duration." That will bring you to the screen where you can adjust when the text appears and, if desired, when it disappears. To select a start and end time, drag the timing bar so that it matches up with your desired times.
You can see how your text will look by tapping the play button, located just above that editing bar. When you're happy with it, select the check mark in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Then you'd simply complete continue in the TikTok video process as usual by selecting "Next," adding a description and any other desired information, and then hitting "Post." Related coverage from How To Do Everything: Tech:
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