If there is a social media app that has taken the attention of both the young and the old (mostly the young), then it is ByteDance’s TikTok. As complicated as it is simple, TikTok enables its users to share short videos.
TikTok provides a tonne of options for editing videos such as sound infusion, visual effects, subtitling, and others. From the comfort of your home, you can create a short video that may draw towards you the attention of the platform’s 800 million users.
If you already have a TikTok account, you should know about how its captions work: once you upload a video with a particular caption, you cannot edit it at all. That is surely a bummer, considering that you may feel like editing your caption because it doesn’t capture what you want it to.
Well, this is it, you can edit your caption, not really by editing it but by editing it (yes, you read that right!).
Now, you’ll see how to edit a TikTok Caption after posting in this article.
See also: How to make a photo video on TikTok
Editing your video’s caption after posting
These steps should work on any Android or iOS phone:
- On your Android or iOS, tap on the TikTok app. The app will open to its home screen – the ‘For You’ part.
- Now, you will need to navigate to the video whose caption you need to change. Do this by tapping on the icon above the ‘Me’ label. Your profile’s screen will open and your videos will be displayed under the active icon (with six short vertical lines).
- Tap on the video whose caption you want to edit. It will appear and start to play automatically.
- Since TikTok doesn’t provide for editing anything about an already-uploaded video, you will need to save and re-upload it. That’s what editing captions mean (now, you should get it).
- Tap on the three dots under the comments (callout icon). A split-screen will be opened: the upper one is the ‘Share to’ part, displaying a bunch of other social media apps that you would wish to share this video to. The other part will have TikTok’s buttons.
- Click on the ‘Save Video’ button, which has a downward-arrow-on-a-dash icon.
- Save the video and wait for the ‘Video saved’ message to know that it has been saved successfully.
Now, to the editing
- You now need to re-upload the video. Go to the ‘Home Screen’ and tap the ‘+’ button.
- When the recording screen appears, tap on the ‘Upload’ button which is on the bottom-right corner to check it.
- The ‘Videos’ tab opens and videos on your phone will be displayed. The latest one should be the one you just saved (top-left video). Check the button on the top-right. The label will switch to ‘1’.
- Tap on ‘Next’ and a screen will be displayed where you can trim the uploaded video. Tap ‘Next’.
- You will be led to the editing screen similar to the one that appears when you are uploading a video for the first time. Since you intend to change the caption, tap on ‘Next’.
- The caption editor text box will appear, with its usual ‘Describe your video’ default.
- Now, you can write the caption that you wanted to before you messed things up (or not, just kidding!)
Piece of cake?
It should be. The steps have been carefully and meticulously broken down so that even those who are unfamiliar with TikTok will figure it out.