July 9, 2024
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How To Duet on TikTok Using Sound and Voiceover

Learn how to Duet on TikTok with other users by following this step-by-step guide and start posting side-by-side videos with fellow creators.

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TikTok Duets let you share the spotlight with another creator, presenting two videos at once with a split-screen effect. Whether you're singing along to a popular song, dancing in sync with another performer, or participating in a trending challenge, making Duets on TikTok helps extend your platform reach and build community.

Learn how to Duet on TikTok and discover how creative collaborations can grow your brand. 

What’s a Duet on TikTok?

A Duet is a method of sharing side-by-side videos with another content creator. You might harmonize with your favorite artist, react to a viral clip, or participate in a trending challenge — anything goes. When you create a Duet, your clip and the original play side by side on a split screen.

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You might wonder, what’s a Duet versus a Stitch, then? A TikTok Stitch involves clipping a video and responding to specific segments. Stitch is a creation tool that lets you put together a new video that includes parts of another creator's content. Quick note: Your account must be public to let others Stitch with your videos.

Screenshots of a TikTok duet beside a TikTok stitch

Why Can't I Duet With Some TikTok Videos? 

Duetting on TikTok is an optional feature activated in your account’s privacy settings, so you have total control over who can work with your content. But this also means you won't be able to Duet with videos whose creators have disabled the function. If you find the feature is inaccessible for a particular video, explore content from other users. 

How To Find Duets on TikTok 

Finding Duets on TikTok is as simple as searching for videos from specific content creators or with original sounds. Here's how to do it: 

Search by specific creator: 

  1. Open the app and navigate to one of the user’s videos.
  2. Tap the creator's profile picture to view their profile, then press and hold their username to copy it.
  3. Go back to the main feed and tap the search field at the top.
  4. Type "Duet," the "@" symbol, and the username you just copied — "Duet @TikTokUser." 
  5. Hit “Search” and browse TikTok Duets featuring your chosen creator. 

Search by original sound:

  1. Open a Duet and see if the audio is credited as “original sound” at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Tap the sound name displayed, located next to the musical note icon.
  3. Scroll through all the TikTik videos using that original sound. 
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How To Duet on TikTok With Sound 

Duets are a powerful way to build your audience and boost engagement since they let you tap into a broader viewership. To create a TikTok Duet with sound, follow these simple steps: 

  1. Find a video you're interested in and tap “Share” on the right, then select “Duet.”
  2. Tap the mic symbol on the right to activate your microphone. This lets you layer your TikTok sound or audio over the original video.
  3. Hold the red recording button at the bottom of the screen to film your Duet. When you’re done recording, release the button.
  4. Tap the red checkmark, then click the down-caret on the right and choose “Volume.” Dim the “Added Sound” volume to zero and tap “Done” to confirm.
  5. Apply desired filters and effects to your Duet and hit “Next.” 
  6. Craft a compelling caption, tweak your settings, and upload your TikTok Duet.

How To Duet on TikTok With Voiceovers 

Adding voiceovers to Duets elevates the storytelling from visual-only to audio as well. Whether you're providing commentary on an existing video, singing along to music, or adding humorous reactions, you can turn simple videos into engaging clips. Here's how to do it: 

  1. Find the video you want to Duet with and hit the share icon, then select “Duet.”
  2. Record the video by holding down the red recording button at the bottom of the screen. When you're finished, tap the red checkmark.
  3. Hit the down arrow on the right and choose “Volume.”
  4. Slide the “Added Sound” to zero, muting the original video's audio to make space for your voiceover, and tap “Done.” 
  5. Click the “Voiceover” button on the screen's right side, then tap the record button at the bottom-center to record your voiceover. 
  6. After recording, hit “Save” to add it to your Duet. 
  7. If desired, enhance your TikTok video with filters and effects, then tap “Next.” 
  8. Add a catchy caption and hit “Post” to share your Duet with your followers. 

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5 Types of TikTok Duets 

Selecting the right Duet type for your audience enhances your social media content strategy and can boost your following. Consider these five ideas to get started.

1. Trending Challenges

TikTok trend videos often go viral, making them ideal for reaching a large audience. For example, if your channel centers around fitness tips, you could respond to a user’s plank challenge video by filming yourself holding a plank for the length of a song. Adding a unique touch like a popular music choice and an interesting setting helps your brand stand out. 

Participating in trending challenges ensures your content reaches users who might not already follow you. Your clip will likely appear on their feeds when they scroll through other posters who shared a plank challenge video.

2. Singing Duets

Singing Duets are some of the most popular types on TikTok. To make one, record yourself singing alongside an existing singing video so it looks like you’re doing a Duet with another creator. You can also add your own vocals to an instrumental piece that displays the music and your singing performance side by side. 

To find singing videos to Duet with, search for videos labeled "Duet me." 

3. Lip-Sync Duets

A lip-sync Duet shows you speaking or singing along to another video’s audio by mouthing the words. You might lip-sync to a pop star singing their new song, gaining the viewers interested in this music release.

4. Dancing Duets

Trending choreographed dances, like the CitiRokk, Woah, and Swagg Bounce, often go viral on the platform, so contributing your dance puts you in front of a large audience. Search hashtags like #dancechallenge to find popular choreography to recreate, or invite others to Duet with your original dance videos. Always practice the routine first and add flair to make your performances memorable. 

5. Reaction Duets

Narration Duets, which involve filming yourself providing commentary or insights about trending content, let you showcase your knowledge by responding to other material within your niche and offering your unique interpretation. For instance, if you’re a dermatologist, you might film a Duet reacting to an influencer’s skincare routine, providing commentary on the products they use and offering scientific explanations about why you would or wouldn't recommend a product to a patient.

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Captions’ easy-to-use and AI-powered editor simplifies TikTok video editing. Whether you're trying to match your voice perfectly with other audio or dance to the beat, Captions helps your videos stand out, get likes, and gain followers. 

Use Captions’ all-in-one creative studio to edit your TikTok videos 10x faster and boost your following today.

July 9, 2024
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