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Step up your TikTok video game with Canva. Instead of creating directly from the app, Canva gives you the added advantage of more personalized TikTok templates to make you look good. You can add text, animation, stickers, and more–in a design that instantly raises the bar and delivers the attention you deserve. So what are you waiting for? Time is tik-toking.

How to make TikTok videos

Build followers with a video that stands out

The cool thing about TikTok is that you don’t have to have millions of followers to get views. However, a video that cuts through the noise can get your follower count up. To have a trending TikTok, your video needs to stand out from the rest, and Canva offers designs you just won’t find on the app. Just choose your template and get creative.

How to make a TikTok video

  1. Open Canva

    Open up Canva and explore our free, professionally designed TikTok templates that will stand out on the app. Just select your design to get started.

  2. Create your video

    You can film yourself using the online video recorder, upload the footage to the template, or switch up your style using the free video, graphics, and images. Then, it’s easy to change colors or designs using Canva’s drag-and-drop tools.

  3. Add music or voiceovers

    Layer your video with a fantastic track or record your voiceover. If the app doesn’t have what you’re looking for, you can select tracks from Canva’s free music library.

  4. Add text, animation, and effects

    Once your video is in good shape, you can add things like text or animation. Plus, you can use stickers, starbursts, transitions and other cool effects.

  5. Download your video and share

    With Canva, it’s easy to upload your video to TikTok, and you can be live in less than a minute.

Create your TikTok video

Grow your audience

Despite being a music-focused app, there are plenty of other ways you can use the platform to grow your brand. It’s best to think of it as short-form entertainment, for comedy skits, clips of animals, even as explainer videos, or anything else you can think of.

Create attention-grabbing TikTok videos fast

While TikTok videos are 15 seconds long, you can combine clips to make them up to 60 seconds. However, the key benefit of creating videos on Canva is that clips created outside the TikTok app have no time limit. You are in control of your video’s length to keep engagement levels high and keep your viewers wanting more content.

Jumpstart your social reach

TikTok is not the place for holding back. Choose a template design that reflects who you are. Use your everyday language and show people who you truly are. That’s what TikTok viewers respond to best. Let your personality shine, and your brand will reap the rewards.

Start on-brand TikTok challenges

TikTok is great for creating challenges and encouraging others to get involved. Go to Canva to create a logo or image for your challenge and add it to your video. Or you could make an explainer video that details what it is all about. Don’t forget to add a hashtag.


Start with a TikTok template, then use our drag-and-drop tools to add photos or videos. You can upload and use your own or choose from the millions of free images, graphics, music, and videos. Plus, you can even add text or animated stickers. Remember, TikTok is a visual medium where you want to grab people’s attention, so choose exciting, dynamic, or even unexpected images.

Color plays a huge part, so consider bright bursts of color that pop. If you’re making a video for a particular TikTok aesthetic, you can research the subcultures to find their style and use similar images or filters. If you’re still unsure what your video should look like, check out the videos you already love on TikTok and mimic their style.

When it comes to TikTok video formats, there are a few things to know. First, on TikTok, vertical video on mobile works best. The aspect ratio should be 1080 x 920, or if it’s easier, think of it as the screen size of a smartphone. The video file size can be up to 287.6 MB (iOS) or 72 MB (Android). If you’re unsure of the dimensions, you can simply select a Canva TikTok template, then create and upload your video with all the correct settings (like file size and format) ready to go. To boost the quality of your video, remember to add things like filters or transitions.

Going viral isn’t easy to control, but there are some things you can do to improve your chances. Make a strong impression by grabbing people’s attention in the first few seconds of the video. Use trending music to leverage its popularity or tell an interesting story as it’s more likely to go viral than, say, a dance. Things like being either controversial or relatable will inspire people to share while being strange or leaving questions unanswered will encourage people to comment. Finally, use a strong call to action that invites people to follow you or do what you recommend. And always remember, originality is key.

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