How to Make a Sound on Tiktok

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If you want your next video to go viral, you’ll need an amazing TikTok sound.

Sounds on TikTok are almost as important as the videos themselves.

It’s usually the sound that goes viral, not the video.

Just think of the more recent TikTok trends.

Maybe you can’t remember what they looked like, but you can remember the melody or song that was playing.

That’s why we created a step-by-step guide to help you create the best custom sounds.


  • How to make a sound on TikTok
  • How to upload an existing sound to TikTok
  • Tips for creating an original TikTok sounds

It’s time to make your own sound!

How To Make A Sound On TikTok?

Creating sounds on TikTok is quite easy. It’s just like making a regular video on the app!

Step 1: Open the TikTop App And Record Your Own Sound

To create a custom sound for a TikTok video, start by opening the TikTok App.

Then, on the bottom center of the screen, click on the plus sign.

You’ll need to create a new video to record your custom sound.

To start, simply long-press the big red record button at the bottom center of your screen.

After you finish recording, tap on the checkmark.

Once you are taken into the next screen, it’s will be time to:

Step 2: Edit Your Audio

You can add effects to TikTok audio or make it shorter on the TikTok app.

To do so, look at the right side of your screen, there’ll be 5 different options there.

From top to bottom, the second option is “Adjust Clip” and the third one is “Voice Effects”.

“Adjust clip” will help you adjust the length of your new TikTok sound.

“Voice Effects”, on the other hand, will add funny sound effects to your recording.

Simply tap save after you finish.

Step 3: Post Your Video As Private

Next, you’ll need to post your video as private before you can use it in other videos.

Click on the “Next” button, and on the next screen, set your post to private.

Then tap the post button.

Step 4: Click on the Spinning Record to Add Your Sound To Favorites

Once the video is uploaded, go into your profile by clicking the button on the bottom right corner.

Click the little lock icon on the middle right part of your screen.

You’ll find the original video with your sound. Tap it.

On the bottom right corner of your screen, you’ll see a little record icon with the name of your sound, tap it.

On this screen, you can edit the name of your sound.

Tap Add to Favorites to add it to your library.

Now you have a final video with an original TikTok sound!

Pro tip: Another option to enhance your video with audio is using the TikTok text-to-speech function. This way, the app will read the words aloud with a fun, robotic-like voice.

How To Upload An Existing Sound On TikTok?

You can use any other video’s original audio to create your own audio.

To do so, you’ll need to upload your video with the existing sound to the app.

To upload sounds from other videos, do:

Step 1: Open TikTok.

Step 2: Click the + icon.

Step 3: To the side of the record icon, you’ll see the upload button.

Step 4: Post it as private and add then click on the spinning record to save it.

Some TikTok users download YouTube videos just to rip the sounds and use them in their own videos.

Note: You can directly see who is using your sounds. To find out who is using your custom sound, learn who views your TikToks. After that, just check their TikToks to see if you find your sound.

How to Add Your Voice to a Tiktok Sound

Just record the video with your own microphone to capture the sound.

How To Do A Voiceover for your TikTok Videos?

To do a voiceover simply record a standard TikTok video.

Once you’ve finished recording it you’ll be taken into the “edit screen”. There, simply tap the “voiceover” option to record it.

The voiceover will be saved and added to your new video automatically.

Tips For Creating An Original TikTok Sounds

Now that you know how to create your own sounds, it’s time to go viral!

Most viral sounds on TikTok videos are quite generic and easy to loop.

If you want your original sound to go viral, make sure to:

  • Have minimal background noise
  • Make it loopable
  • Make it catchy.

Minimal noise. A phone’s microphone is not the best there is, so the less noise there is, the better it’ll sound.

Make it loopable. The way TikTok works is that, the easier it is to use, the more TkTok users will use your audio.

Make it catchy. Think of the Squid Game audio. It’s in Korean, it’s sort of a “song” but it doesn’t feature music. Yet, it broke every language barrier in the world and it became super popular.

Next time you create a new video, try to follow our advice.

TikTok Sound FAQ

What Is The Most Used Sound On TikTok?

It’s the “On No” song by Kreepa. You can listen to the original audio by visiting the music library on the app.

That was the most popular TikTok audio. The most used sounds feature top music artists.

How Do You Find TikTok Sounds?

Tap the plus sign icon on the bottom of your screen. Tap the “add sound” option at the top center of your screen.

Now, simply browse the sounds on TikTok. You could also find other TikTok Influencers profiles to browse their sounds.

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.