Duet on TikTok

Isabel Romero
20 January, 2021

The TikTok video application continues to grow in number of users + STATS. Much of its success lies in the multiple options to create content that you can find in the app.

Among them, TikTok Duet, one of the formats most used by ‘TikTokers’.

How to Duet on TikTok? If you want to start creating content in duet format, we will tell you in this post what it is and how to record it.

Open the app and do your best!


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What’s a duet on TikTok

Before we start recording, let’s start at the beginning, what are duets on TikTok?

  • A duet on TikTok is an app format that divides the screen in two and in which two different videos are seen.

Some things you should know about the duet:

  • It’s simple:

You choose a video already created from TikTok. It can be from an influencer, a famous person or one of your friends. Then, you record your part imitating or reacting to them and lastly, you post the video on your own profile with the split screen format.

  • It must be public:

If the person you want to take the video from does not have a public profile, you will not be able to access the duet options.

The content must be public and available to all users.

  • It serves to interact:

With the duet format, TikTok emphasizes the importance of interactions between users and sharing content. It is a wheel that does not stop turning because what you share from another user will reach your community.

If the profile of the original video also shares yours, likes or comments, their followers will reach your profile too.

Now, let’s get to the important thing, how to do duets on TikTok?

How to Duet on TikTok

To record a duet on TikTok you will only need to be registered in the app and have your own profile.

If you don’t know how to do it, here is a guide to start from scratch.

Have you already created an account?

 We are going to create your first duet.

  1. Choose the video that you are going to use for the duet. It can be whatever you want, as long as it is public for all users.

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  1. Once chosen, on the right side you will find the ‘Share’ arrow button, click on it and the app will open a new window with a large number of options. The one that interests you in this case is ‘Duet’

If the Duet option is off, it means that you won’t be able to record with the original video in this format.

  1. When you click, the application itself will open a window with the split screen for you to record your video.

It  works the same way as if you were to record a normal TikTok: rear or front camera, speed, filters, microphone, etc.

  1. Now you just have to tap on the record button, the big red circle at the bottom-center of the screen.

The video must be as long as the original. But don’t worry, while recording you will see a blue bar at the top that indicates the time remaining until the end of the duet.

  1. When you have it recorded, the process is the same as a normal video. TikTok will take you to the video editing screen to add text, filter or modify it to your liking.
  1. Before taking the last step and publishing your duet, remember to add a descriptive text of the content and the hashtags. Also, mention the user of the original video.
  1. Post, and voila! You already have your first duet on TikTok.

Start to grow on TikTok, you now know how to do your duets on TikTok and keep generating interactions in this app.

Do you have any questions? We will read your comments.

Isabel Romero


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