Have you just started making TikToks and want to learn some basic effects to use? You’ve come to the right place. TikTok provides some simple settings for slowing down or speeding up your videos, so keep reading to learn how to use them.

Before we jump into how you apply the slo-mo effect on your TikTok videos, consider learning about TikTok in general. Check out our page on How to use TikTok for our best tips.

How to slow down a TikTok video while recording

It is generally easiest to add slow-mo to your TikTok while you’re recording it. To do this, begin to make your TikTok by pressing the little "+" in the bottom-middle of your screen.

Before you shoot anything, press the ‘speed’ button, which you can find along the right-hand side of your screen. Here you will find 1x (normal speed), 0.5x, and 0.1x, which you want. This will slow down your video from half to 0.1 of the rate.

You can also speed up your videos here by pressing the 2x or 3x button on your screen. There are tons of creative freedom here!

How to slow-mo a TikTok video after recording

Didn’t hit slow-mo before you recorded your video? No worries! You can also change the speed of your video after you’ve made it.

All you have to do is save the video you recorded to your device. When posting your videos, usually, your ‘save to device’ setting will be on. You can always check by going on ‘advanced settings’ when doing the final edits to your video.

Once you’ve got your video, go ahead and load it back into TikTok. Press the + button again and hit ‘uploads’ to get your video from your camera roll.

Now you can press the button at the bottom right of your screen that looks like a speed dial. This will let you adjust the speed as before. Happy posting!

Can I add slow-mo after I’ve posted my video?

Yes, but you have to re-upload your video.

Make sure the video is saved to your device and follow the instructions detailed above!

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Can I fast forward my TikTok videos?

Yes! Fast forwarding is just as easy to do as adding slow-mo to your videos. Before shooting, tap the speed icon on the right-hand side of your screen and select either 2x or 3x the speed. You can also do this after shooting or after posting your video by following the instructions above and picking the appropriate speed.

It’s not difficult once you get the hang of it!

How to slow down a video from TikTok on Snapchat

Sometimes you need to save TikToks to your Snapchat either for privacy or because you’ve run out of photo storage. (we’ve all been there!) This is how you do it.

First, save the TikTok you want to slow down to your device and open Snapchat. Once you’re on the home page, press the button next to the big circle that looks like two pictures. Get the video you want from your camera roll, and it will start playing on your Snapchat.

Tap the "more options" icon on the top right-hand corner, and select edit video. Once this is up, you can swipe left or right through the filters until you reach a snail icon, which will slow down your video. Now you can save it to your device again or share it!

Closing thoughts

Do you want to use slow-mo to take your videos to the next level?

Check out our page on filmmaking so you can make yourself stand out on TikTok with your new video skills.

TikTok Slow-Mo FAQ:

How to slow down a video on TikTok?

You can slow down your video on Tiktok either before or after you’ve filmed it. Before filming, press the speed icon on the right-hand side of your screen to select your desired speed. After filming, download your video to your phone and re-upload it; select the speed dial button at the bottom of your screen to control the speed.

How to slow down a TikTok video on Snapchat?

Save the video to your phone and upload it to your Snapchat. Tap the more options button and then edit the video. You can swipe through the filters until you reach the slow-mo one- it looks like a snail.

How do you change the speed of a video on TikTok?

You can change the speed before recording by pressing the speed icon on the right-hand side of your screen and selecting the speed you want.

If you want to change the speed after recording, download the video and re-upload it to TikTok, then press the speed dial button at the bottom of your screen to adjust the speed.

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