How to Duet on TikTok

updated September 1, 2023
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Jaqueline Corradi
Jaqueline Corradi
Content Manager

Learning how to duet on TikTok can help you create funny and engaging videos for the platform. When it's well done, It enables you to reach a bigger audience and conquer more visibility. With around one billion active users, TikTok has become a very popular social media platform.  

It offers opportunities for brands to develop new marketing strategies and for digital creators to grow too. The duet is an interesting video format, which offers new content possibilities. Check out the article to learn more about it.

What is a Duet on TikTok?

When you are scrolling down your  TikTok feed, have you ever seen videos where the screen is divided into two? On one side there is the content creator and on the other the video from another TikTok profile. That's a duet on TikTok. 

The image shows the content creator Khaby Lame on the right side of the screen, and on the left side of the screen it's shown a video of someone pouring milk to a upside down glass.

Source: Khaby Lame TikTok

Everyone who has a public profile on TikTok can allow users to duet their videos. Which means they use a piece of content to develop another one. There are different types of duets. One very popular is the react videos, where you see the reaction of someone when they are watching a video. 

Another common format is the duet for songs. For instance, a TikTok user records a video singing or playing and invites the people who are watching to record a video singing along with them. There are also duets of people trying to imitate dance choreographies from another video, and so on. 

Use your imagination to make duets that will catch your target audience's attention. For brands, an idea is to record duets with your customers. For example, reacting when they are unboxing one of your products. This may make them feel seen as important to your company, straightening your relationship with them. 

How to Duet on TikTok

With an intuitive interface, it isn't difficult to understand how to duet on TikTok. You can do that with just a few steps. 

1 - Open TikTok and choose the video you want to duet;

2 - Click on the share button on the right side of the screen;

TikTok video showing a girl from the back walking on a street.

3 - Click on "Duet";

The image shoews Bella Poarch video and the TikTok share menu.

4 - Your camera will be activated so you can record your part of the duet;

The image show a black screen on one side and on the right side it show a woman from the back walking on a street. On the right corner there is the edit menu from TikTok.

5 - Record your part, edit, and add the filters and effects you want;

6 - Once you are done, click "Next";

The image shows a duet video. The button "Next" is highlighted.

7 - Add a caption to the video, and click "Post".

The image shows TikTok post page, the "Post" button is highlighted.

How to Duet on TikTok with Sound

When you are going to make a duet on TikTok, you have the option to use the original video's audio, mix it with your voice recording, or add a song or any other sound. To add a sound different from the video you chose to duet, you need to: 

1 - Open TikTok and choose the video you want to duet;

2 - Click on the share button on the right side of the screen;

3 - Click on "Duet";

4 - Press the mic button and turn on your sound;

The image shows a dute video. On the right side a girl is shown from the back walking  on the street and on the left side a white screen is shown.

5 - Click on the red button to start recording with sound;

6 - After you have recorded, press the volume button;

The image shows the TikTok edit menu, the volume button is highlighted.

7 - Adjust the volume of the original sound and the one you have recorded; 

8 - Edit the video as you wish, and click "Next";

9 - Add the caption, and press "Post".

How to Add Voiceover on a TikTok Duet

Another option to make your TikTok Duet is adding a voiceover. It's a feature very used when the person wants to comment on the videos as it passes on the screen. You can mute the other video, and keep only your voiceover: 

1 - Open TikTok and choose the video you want to duet;

2 - Click on the share button on the right side of the screen;

3 - Click on "Duet";

4 - Record the video;

5 - Volume down the added sound to zero;

The image shows the buttons to edit the sounds.

6 - Press the audio editing button;

The image shows the TikTok edit menu where the audio editing button is highlighted.

7 - Record the voiceover. 

8 - Edit the video as you wish, and click "Next";

9 - Add the caption, and press "Post".

Is it possible to Duet Any TikTok Video?

TikTok gives the option for the users to choose, when posting a video, if they want to allow other people to make duets. Therefore, you can only duet videos that have this permission. If the content creator didn't allow this feature, the duet button will be deactivated. Also, it isn't possible to duet videos posted on private accounts.  

How to Enable People to Duet Your TikTok Videos

Besides knowing how to duet on TikTok, you can also encourage people to make duets with the videos you create. However, to do that, it's essential to enable the duet feature when publishing new content. 

1 - Record or upload your TikTok video;

2 - Use the buttons on the right side to edit it;

The TikTok edition menu is highlighted

3 - Click "Next";

4 - In the video settings, go to allow duet and scroll the bar to the right.

The image show the TikTok post menu

TikTok post menu

Enjoy the Duet Feature on TikTok

Now that you know how to duet on TikTok, start using this feature. Ask yourself, what type of duet your target audience would like to see. Research the main trends in your niche, and use your creativity too. You will see how it's possible to conquer more views and even get more followers.

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