Transitions on TikTok

Transitions on TikTok are very useful for making exceptional, funny and great Tiktok videos. The transition effects can add more beauty to videos made on Tiktok, they can be used to create a change of scenes, appearances, for creating different emotions, to switch between camera modes or any digital effect. There are several transitions on TikTok such as Switch on and Switch off, Horizon, Circle, Zoom, Shooting frame, Slip, Vertical, Horizontal, Rotate, etc. The effective use of these transition effects is dependent on how creative the TikToker is.

Applying transitions on TikTok can be done in two ways, you can either do transitions directly on TikTok or you employ the use of other third-party video editing apps and then upload the video on TikTok.

Doing transitions on TikTok

Transitions on TikTok

To get started, you will need to get the TikTok app downloaded from Google Play store and installed on your Apple or Android smartphone. After installation, you need to set up your account with TikTok and then, you can now follow the following procedures to do the transitions:

Step 1: Launch the TikTok app on your phone, once it is opened, tap the “+” icon at the bottom of the interface to start a new recording.

Step 2: Select the duration of the video, then tap and hold the big red circle recording icon at the mid-bottom of the TikTok interface.

Step 3: To pause the recording, you will have to release the recording icon and then tap and hold once more to continue the recording. Once you are done recording, release your finger from the icon and then tap “Next”.

Step 4: The next action is adding transition effects. To do this, tap on Effects and then tap Transitions located at the bottom of the interface. Tapping Transitions will open a panel for you to select any transition effect that you desire to apply to your video. 

You have the choice to choose the desired spot you want the transition to be effected by tapping and dragging the red marker to your intended spot of transition effect, you can also decide to have the transition in the entire video.

Step 5: After selecting the transition effect that you want, review the video by watching to see if it is what you like. When you are done, tap “Save”, then “Next”, type a description of the video if you desire and finally tap Post to share your video with your friends on TikTok.

Alternative way

Another way to do transitions on TikTok is by using the shooting techniques to do transitions. To achieve it, follow the steps discussed below:

Step 1: Tap and hold the recording icon to begin your video recording, set the video duration to any time you desire.

Step 2: Carry out your first transition at the end of the video, release the record icon to stop recording.

Step 3: Start the next recording by tapping and holding the record icon, then do the next transition coming in. Continue with every action you want to take, then release the record icon to stop recording. You can continually add different videos until you are done or have reached the time limit that you set for the video recording. 

Step 4: Process the recorded videos by tapping the red circle icon with the checkmark.

Step 5: Review your video to see if you like it or need to adjust.

Step 6: Tap the red circle icon with the arrow to post your video made without using TikTok transition effects.

This method is similar to using your phone camera to make video transitions.

Using other video editing apps

Sometimes, you might not be pleased with the transition effects available on TikTok, you may need some additional transition effects for a video you want to upload on TikTok. To achieve this, you will need to employ other video making or editing apps.

You will be required to either import or make a new video through the app itself, and then you can add the transition effects that you require. When you are done, you can import this video on TikTok and then post it to share it with other TikTokers. There are several video editing apps for iOS and Android devices for transition effect such as Quik App, InShot, WeVideo, Adobe Premiere Rush, VivaVideo, Horizon, Splice App, LumaFusion, FilmoraGo, Filmmaker Pro, etc.

Each of these apps can be used for transition effects and the choice of the app to be used depends on the particular feature the user is looking for. Most of these apps have a wider selection of transition effects that cannot be found on TikTok because they are designed just for video editing purposes.

For instance, because of some exceptional features (transition effects inclusive) of Adobe Premiere Rush for iOS and Android devices, it has been linked directly to the TikTok app for you to share your videos on TikTok after using the app.

For example, if you want to add a transition effect that you did not find on TikTok, you may find this on Rush and then share it directly on TikTok from the Rush app without having to open the TikTok app on your device again. Also, the FilmoraGo video editing app has many features and some classic transitions such as Wipe, Split, Dissolve, etc. that are not found in TikTok.

Third-party apps for adding transitions on TikTok videos.

TikTok has not expanded its influence with third-party apps. Since here we are talking about transitions, you can access the transitions that these third-party apps have to offer and then directly post the content you created through these third-party apps to TikTok.

If you are wanting to stand out from other TikTokers, then you need to level up your game. You can develop outstanding content through these third-party apps. As I discussed above, many other transitions are not available on TikTok. Those transitions can be accessed through third-party apps.

Let’s see which third-party apps can help and provide us with some different transitions that are not available on TikTok.

The Filmora Video Editor

 The Filmora Video Editor is another professional video editor for use on PCs which provides over 200 high-quality transition effects, the effects are grouped into different categories such as Basic, Warp, Slideshow, Linear, Lifestyle, Speed, Blur and so on.

This app enables users to apply transition effects like pros and share on social media networks such as TikTok. After you are done editing the video you want, you transfer it from your PC to your mobile device and then upload it on TikTok.

Note: To share the edited video on TikTok after using any of these video editing apps, you must ensure that the aspect ratio is changed to “9:16” which is the specified aspect ratio for videos on TikTok. Also, all videos must be saved in TikTok compatible formats such as MP4 or MOV.

Adobe rush

You can easily create short videos but you will be required to set the aspect ratio as per TikTok. This third-party app provides numerous features out of which applying color grading effects and motion graphic templates is one of them.

You can also adjust the Exposure, Shadows, and Vibrance in your videos and export it to TikTok directly through the app.


Funimate enables its users to use more than 100 visual effects, apply transitions between 2 clips, and add real-time music video effects. You can also create your effects.

The drawback of using this app is, whenever you will create a video and add a transition to your video, it will add its watermarks to your videos and it does not provide any color grading options.


Splice enables its users to create amazing soundtracks for their video as it supports the multi-track audio editing. You can install the app on your iOS device.

But the disadvantage of using this app is that you get limited audio and video editing capabilities with the free version. Unlike any other third-party apps, Splice does not support to share videos to TikTok directly.

Filmmaker Pro Video Editor

On the off chance that you are searching for a video editorial manager that lets you make proficient looking recordings you can share on TikTok, Filmmaker Pro is likely perhaps the best choice you have available to you. The application doesn’t restrict the number of activities you can make, which makes it ideal for all TikTok users who need to share new recordings on this stage regularly.

Applying transitions, changing a video’s playback speed or fading in and fading out sound is simple regardless of whether you never altered a video. In any case, a portion of the application’s highlights can be overpowering for fledgling video editors.

The app offers 72 audio tracks and supports 4K videos. If you want to use the app’s sound effect collection then you would have to make some in-app purchases. The videos you will create using the free version of this app will have a watermark.


Taking your TikTok recordings to the following level won’t be troublesome on the off chance that you decide to alter them with FilmoraGO. This video manager for iOS and Android gadgets has all the tools that you may require while editing or processing sound and video documents. 

Apart from providing its users with numerous effects, stickers, and filters, the app features a library that contains famous songs and audio effects. The app lets you include new audio tracks for your videos. Also, changing the volume of the sound documents you place on the FilmoraGO’s timeline is a clear procedure that takes just a couple of seconds of your time.

Just like Filmmaker Pro Video Editor, FilmoraGO also adds a watermark to the videos. It does not support any feature to record a video.


The app provides more than 20 video themes to choose from along with access to hundreds to audio tracks that you can add to your video.

The free version of the app applies the watermark to the video. You can remove them by upgrading the app to the Pro version.

InShot Video Editor

InShot allows you to share the video you create using the app to different social media platforms including TikTok. InShot is one of the best options that you should consider downloading. The app can be downloaded for both iOS and Android devices.

The app has a huge collection of audio effects and visuals to choose from. Moreover, you can also import your music.

The videos created and edited using the free version of InShot contains a watermark on the videos. It also features a lot of ads in between which is very annoying.

Wrapping Up

With any of the highlighted methods, you can now do transitions on TikTok, upload videos to share with fellow TikTokers and get your likes.

TikTok attracts thousands and lacs of people every day. To allow your content to be seen by people across the world, then your video to stand out in front of other videos.

I hope the article helped you with creating transitions on TikTok.

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