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How To Duet On TikTok

Posted by Brad on February 26, 2019

Looking to grow your fans and followers on TikTok? We’ve showed you a bunch of different ways that you can start to organically grow your follower count; however, the best way to do that is to use a tool on TikTok called “duet.” A duet allows you to TikTok side by side with other people’s videos. This can be quite useful for those that want to grow their TikTok followers, as you could duet a video that went viral, getting your own content in front of just as many or close to as many eyes.

How you do duet with someone’s video, though? That’s something that might not be immediately clear, but it is easy to do! Follow along below, and we’ll show you how you can do your first duet in TikTok.

What is a duet?

If you’re not quite sure what a duet is in TikTok, you can essentially picture it as a reaction or a parody of an original video on the TikTok platform. Essentially, you come across a video that you think you can add something funny to, or other quality content, and want to create your own spin-off. You can do that with a duet.

A duet puts the original video on one side of the screen, and then you’re parody — or what you film — is on the other side of the screen. So, a duet is a side-by-side video, where you try and add something funny and entertaining in-step with the original TikTok video that you’re dueting.

Before you duet…

There are some things that you should known before you go and duet a video. The first is that the “duet” option is not always available to you. This is because TikTok users may turn it off for their videos, not wanting anyone to duet their video for one reason or another. They may look at it as content stealing, or maybe they don’t want random folks to ruin their brand, the reasons are endless. And either way, duets are turned on or off by the user, on a per-video basis. There’s no getting around it.

So, once you finally come across a video that has the duet tool enabled, you might be ready to start. However, you don’t want to go and duet just any video. If you see a really popular one you want to duet, it’s a common courtesy to not do your own duet spin-off if the user isn’t close to you in follower or view count. This helps keep spammers and those who would contribute to ruining the TikTok community out of the way.

That said, when the duet tool is available, try and duet with people in your follower or view count range. As your fans and followers grow, start dueting with progressively larger accounts, all the way until you’re producing viral videos of your own!

How to duet

When the feature is available, it’s quite easy to duet with someone on TikTok. First, make sure your TikTok app is on the latest version, and then open it.

Now, you can scroll through your own feed, or the For You page, and find a video that you think you can duet.

Once you think you find the perfect video, press the share button.

If dueting on TikTok is enabled, you’ll see the Duet button at the bottom left corner of the pop-up. Tap it. You’ll see a loading screen for a couple of seconds to minutes while TikTok sets things up.

And finally, you’ll see the Duet screen. This is where the magic happens. You can press the big red button to record your duet — see here how to record without holding — and there are tons of tools on the side of the screen to edit your duet. You have various video effects, filters, and video speeds that you can select.

Once you’re done, you can press the check mark that appears to the right to head to another editing screen. Here you’ll be able to add more filters, stickers, special effects, and more.

Once you’re done editing your video, press Next, fill out the description and title of the video, and then press the Post button. Your own duet is now on TikTok. Congratulations!

Closing

As you can see, starting a duet with someone is extremely easy. The most difficult part of creating a duet is trying to come up with funny or quality content that adds to the original video. And don’t worry — you’ll have a lot of duets that just don’t work out or are a flop on TikTok. That can be discouraging — you’re putting yourself out there, and hope that people will accept you. Unfortunately, the Internet can be a vicious place.

But don’t get discouraged — keep creating content, and eventually you’ll have your own hit or viral video that everyone will love. Happy TikTok-ing!

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