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How to Stitch on TikTok: Examples + Tips

Learn how to Stitch on TikTok and take advantage of the platform’s almost limitless opportunities for content creation and collaboration.

Hannah Macready June 6, 2022
How to Stitch on TikTok: Examples + Tips | Hootsuite

Unlike most social media platforms, TikTok lets creators collaborate on content, often in real time. This level of interactivity sets TikTok apart, but the app’s native video editing tools can take some getting used to. If you don’t know how to Stitch on TikTok (or even what a stitch is), we can help!

One of TikTok’s most popular features allows users to add videos together. When you “stitch” a user’s post, you add your original content to theirs to create a longer video. It’s a great way to tell a story or just show off your creative editing skills.

If you have yet to post a video on TikTok, the process of Stitching videos together can seem daunting. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. In this article, we’ll give you a step-by-step guide on how to Stitch on TikTok, including how to watch Stitches on TikTok.

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What is Stitching on TikTok?

The TikTok Stitch feature allows you to combine two videos to create a longer, collaborative video.

For example, if you’re creating a dance video, you could Stitch together different parts of the routine from different people.


#stitch w/ @Maddie – Ngl i am proud of this one 😂😂 #ohhjaaames #coupleschallenge #couplescomedy

♬ As It Was – Harry Styles


Or, if you’re filming a skit, you could Stitch together different scenes to create a new story.


#stitch with @aboodyalzoabi There’s only one person to blame in this disaster….the cook ! #ramsayreacts #tiktokcooks #masterchef

♬ original sound – Gordon Ramsay

To use the Stitch feature, you’ll need to have a public TikTok account. That’s because when you Stitch with someone, they’ll be able to use a part of your video in their own video.

In your TikTok Settings, you can choose who can Stitch with your videos. You can choose between Everyone, Mutual Followers or Only Me.

If you have the Stitch feature turned on, anyone who has your video will be able to use it in their own video. So if you want to keep your videos private, make sure to turn off the Stitch feature or limit it to Friends only.

You can also turn Stitch on or off on individual posts. We’ll walk you through this process below.

Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s get into how to Stitch a video on TikTok.

How to Stitch on TikTok

If you want to create a Stitch on TikTok, just follow these steps:

First, go to the TikTok video you want to use for your Stitch. Tap on the share button (the arrow icon) located on the right side of the screen.

screenshot showing share button on bottom right of tiktok post

From there, select Stitch from the bottom of the menu.

Find the stitch option when you open the share menu on a TikTok video

You’ll then see a trimming interface where you can choose which section of the video you want to Stitch.

The trimming interface in tiktok

Once you’ve selected your desired clip, tap on Next.

Now, you’ll see a screen with different filming options. You can choose to film with the front or rear camera, add filters, and more.

Tap on the red button to start and stop recording, then tap the checkmark when you’re done.

Filming options while creating a stitch

From there, you can edit your video and add a caption before posting it on TikTok.

Keep in mind that not all videos have Stitch enabled. If you don’t see the Stitch option, that means the original poster has disabled Stitch for their video.

Unfortunately, you can’t upload a video from your camera roll when Stitching. If you want to Stitch a TikTok user’s video with a pre-recorded video, your best bet is to download the video you want to Stitch and upload it with your new video.

TikTok’s editing tools make this pretty easy, but don’t forget to give credit to the original video and creator in your caption!

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How to enable Stitch on TikTok

You can enable Stitch on TikTok for all of your content or for individual posts.

To enable Stitch for all of your TikTok content, start by tapping Profile in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.

Once you’re on your Profile page, tap the three-line icon in the top right to access your settings.

access tiktok settings from profile

In your settings, select Settings and Privacy.

access tiktok settings and privacy

Next, click Privacy.

privacy settings in tiktok profile

Finally, click Stitch.

change stitch privacy settings on tiktok

From there, you can choose who you want to allow to Stitch with your videos.

privacy settings on tiktok stitches

If you want to enable Stitch for individual videos, start by selecting the video you want to post from your profile.

Once you’ve selected the video, click the three dots in the bottom right, then choose Privacy Settings.

how to change privacy settings for individual video stitch on tiktok

Then, choose if you want to allow other users to Stitch with your videos.

privacy settings allow comments

You can also change this setting for individual videos by tapping the Stitch button before you post.

To do this, toggle the Allow Stitch icon on the Post screen. Then, click Post.

how to allow stitch on tiktok post

How to see Stitches on TikTok

Looking for Stitch examples and inspiration? The best way to learn how to Stitch like a pro is to learn from other creators.

You can find all the Stitched videos for a single account on TikTok by doing a simple search.

To do this, launch TikTok and go to the Discover tab.

In the search bar, type “#stitch @username” with the word “username” replaced with the name of whichever creator you want to view.

Press Enter and scroll through the results to see everyone that has Stitched that creator.

Here’s an example of what you’ll see if you search “#stitch @notoriouscree.”

tiktok stitches featuring notorious cree

If you want to see how many people have Stitched with your video, simply use #stitch and type in your username.

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By Hannah Macready

Hannah Macready is a freelance writer with 12 years of experience in social media and digital marketing. Her work has appeared in publications such as Fast Company and The Globe & Mail, and has been used in global social media campaigns for brands like Grosvenor Americas and Intuit Mailchimp. In her spare time, Hannah likes exploring the outdoors with her two dogs, Soup and Salad.

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