How to Make a Slideshow on TikTok

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TikTok is the ultimate platform to make viral content, and whether your posting preferences drive towards videos or images, you can now post whatever you want here!

It is not a secret to anyone that the main form of content on TikTok is TikTok videos, but did you know that you can make a slideshow as well?

This allows you to upload multiple images to the TikTok app and merge them together in a unique slideshow that people can watch and share.

So, whether you want to make a photo or video slideshow, then this step-by-step guide is for you.

Today, we are going to be talking about:

  • How to make a slideshow on TikTok;
  • How do TikTok slideshows work?;
  • Who can make a TikTok slideshow?
Quick answer You can create photo slideshows on TikTok using the app’s dedicated slideshow feature. To make a photo-only slideshow, launch TikTok, tap the plus icon, select “Photos,” and tap “Upload.” Choose multiple photos, switch to photo mode, edit music and filters, and tap “Next” to set up your TikTok post. Finally, post the slideshow and share it with the world.

Can You Make a Photo Slideshow On TikTok?

Yes, you can make a TikTok slideshow, whether you use videos or create one using just photos instead!

TikTok slideshows are recently taking over the TikTok platform, and making slideshows is as easy as it gets.

A couple of months ago, the only way to make a TikTok slideshow was to add photos and merge them together into a video clip.

Now, you can forget about having a slideshow as a TikTok video, and make a true “slide-to-see” clip with pictures from your camera roll or media library.

Thus, you don’t need to “trick TikTok” into making slideshows anymore - just use the new dedicated slideshow feature, and you will be good to go.

How to Make TikTok Slideshow Videos

The “old way” to make slideshows is to create video slideshows on the TikTok platform. This way, you can create a new video, or random video, we must say, with many different clips and pictures at the same time.

Step 1: Open TikTok and Tap the Plus Icon

Launch TikTok on your phone as you normally do, and select the plus icon in the middle of the screen. Here is where you make new TikToks!

Step 2: Select the Upload Icon and Choose Multiple Videos

Now, at the bottom right corner of the empty circle icon, you will see an Upload button. Tap on it.

Then, you will be able to select at least one video from your gallery. Select any video, image, or clip you want on this video tab.

The content you choose will appear on the slideshow, so choose it carefully.

Step 3: Edit Video Clips and Manage Template, Time, and Music

Once you select all the clips and images, it is time to make some edits. You can add background music, cool effects, add text to the video (learn how to add text to TikTok here), use TikTok filters, and much more.

There are different templates with special effects for slideshows, as well as sounds. Thus, you might spend a while trying to find the perfect sound or music note here, but it is what it takes to create amazing TikToks!

Step 4: Set Up Your Slideshow Video and Upload It

After you add effects, filters, and suggested sounds, you are able to proceed. Remember that you can always go to the Edit tab and make all the changes that your video slideshow requires.

Then, when you are finished editing, select the “Next” icon at the bottom left corner of the screen.

On the next screen, you will be able to add a caption, preview the slideshow on TikTok, edit your filters, and more.

Once you are done, tap Post, and show your new slideshow videos to the world! Remember that the post will be uploaded as a clip or video on the TikTok app.

How to Make a Slideshow on TikTok (Photos Only)

So, you have just learned how to make a slideshow on TikTok, but the aforementioned method will make you post the slideshow as a clip.

There’s a new feature on the app that truly helps you to make a slideshow on TikTok with native transition effects and photos only, and all users can make use of it.

Step 1: Open TikTok and Select the Plus Icon

First and foremost, launch TikTok, and then again, tap on the little Plus icon.

Step 2: Change to “Photo” And Tap on Upload

Here, select Photos. This way, you will be able to select just any photo you want to use instead of clips too.

Once you do so, select Upload at the bottom right corner of the record button, and proceed with the following step.

Step 3: Tap “Select Multiple” and Choose All the Photos You Want

You need to select multiple photos, so go for it! The remaining photos you choose will be displayed on the Slideshow, so make sure to choose them wisely.

Step 4: Tap “Switch to Photo Mode” and Edit Music, Photos, and More

Once you have selected all the pictures, tap on the option that says “Switch to photo mode” - here is where the Slideshow Magic happens!

You can add a sound, browse through different filters, and more. Here, you decide how your slideshow is going to look when it goes live.

Step 5: Tap “Next” and Set Up Your TikTok Post

Then, select Next, and make the final tweaks to your slideshow. You can add a caption, choose to save the video to your gallery, and more.

It is worth noting that slideshows can’t be duetted or stitched by other users.

Step 6: Look For Your Basic Slideshow On Your Profile Page and Let People Slide!

Once you are done, tap Post, and share your slideshow with the world! You can also save it on your TikTok drafts

For practical purposes, we made this Slideshow private, but you can make it public, and people will need to truly slide their fingers in order to see all the photos you uploaded!

That’s how you do it - effortless, isn’t it? You are ready to upload Slideshows on TikTok, thanks to GrowFollowing!


How to Make a Fast Slideshow on TikTok

You cannot edit the speed at which photos move on a true slideshow, but if you make a video slideshow, then you can make it as fast as you can by selecting the Clip Speed option in the Edit section before uploading the video.

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.