How to Fast Forward on Tiktok

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Don’t you hate it when you have to re-watch a whole video because you can’t rewind or fast forward on TikTok?

With TikTok users making longer and longer videos, it is a waste of time to have to sit through the whole thing just to see the bit you missed!

Luckily, TikTok implemented a feature that allows you to fast-forward TikTok videos.

Here’s all you need to know about the feature:

  • Can you fast forward on TikTok?
  • How to fast forward on TikTok

Can You Fast Forward on Tiktok?

Yes, you can rewind and fast-forward TikTok videos on the platform. However, you can’t do so for all TikTok videos.

A small progress bar will appear at the bottom that will let you skip to any part of a video.

From our testing:

  • The progress bar will appear on most videos.
  • The bar won’t appear in sponsored content.

People usually want to rewind and fast-forward videos with long text boxes.

It won’t appear in short videos, only on longer TikTok videos.

That’s why many users believed it was a test feature for the longest time.

However, if you don’t use the TikTok app and instead see TikTok directly from the site, the progress bar will appear whenever you click a video.

Note: People usually rewind videos whenever they can’t understand a TikTok text to speech.

You need to make sure your text is as clear as possible. Try to write simple sentences.

How to Fast Forward on Tiktok?

There are two ways to fast forward a TikTok video on the app, those are:

  • Fast forward and rewind directly on the app.
  • Fast forward or rewind on a downloaded video.

Hopefully, the feature will be implemented for all videos on the app.

Fast Forward On The TikTok App

Users can download videos directly to their phones and use the fast forward function outside of the app.

This is especially useful when a sponsored video doesn’t allow you to navigate through it.

Here’s how you do it:

  • Step 1: Search for the TikTok video you want to fast forward.
  • Step 2: Look for the progress bar on the bottom of the video. It’s a white line with a moving dot.
  • Step 3: Tap the white dot, now you can rewind or fast forward.
    • Drag the dot to the left of the screen to rewind.
    • Drag it to the right to move it forward.

It’s the same thing for the TikTok website.

Pro Tip: You can also use this function to fast forward TikTok duet videos. Usually, Duet videos tend to have reactions to other popular videos.

So there might be no point to sit through the whole thing again.

Fast Forward From Your Camera Roll

The easiest way to skip videos on TikTok is to save them on your phone.

Here’s how you can do so:

  • Step 1: Tap the video you want to see.
  • Step 2: Tap the share arrow icon.
  • Step 3: Tap save video to download it.
  • Step 4: Open your camera roll.
  • Step 5: Watch the TikTok video.
    • On both iPhone and Android, the camera roll has a rewind and fast forward feature.

Try to use this feature on the next video you want to use.

Fast Forward on Tiktok FAQ

How Do You Scroll Through A TikTok Video?

Look for the progress bar on the bottom of a video.Tap it with your finger and drag it around to skip to any part of a video.

How Do You Play TikTok In 2x Speed?

You’ll need to download a video, upload it to the app as a TikTok and then click on the clock icon.

Tap the 2x speed to unlock the ability to see your TikTok videos faster.

About the author

Karen is a senior technical writer and copywriter here at GrowFollowing. Her area of expertize are social media apps and new media.