How to Make a Duet on TikTok

If you find a TikTok video you would like to refer to in a video of your own, you can duet it. But how do you make a duet video? Here’s everything to know about duetting something on TikTok.

If you’ve spent any time on TikTok, you’ve more than likely seen posts where multiple clips are stacked next to each other in a variety of different layouts, showing people dancing, singing, and interacting with other users. This feature is called a “duet”.

A duet on TikTok refers to when a user films their video alongside another user’s original video as a way to either respond, react, or add something new. Creative collaborations are a few clicks away thanks to the duet feature in TikTok.

Some people have used the feature to participate in virtual vocal duets — or even choirs — with each video being a new vocal line or instrument. Thanks to the duet feature, TikTok creators are connecting from around the world. A quick search using the hashtag “”duet”” is all it takes to see the range of creativity from these collaborations.

If influencers or famous TikTokers have allowed duets, it also means you can technically appear in a video alongside your favorite creator, and sometimes they may even end up seeing and reacting to it.

How Do You Duet Someone on TikTok?

  1. Search TikTok for the video you want to duet.
  2. On the right-hand side of the video, there will be a series of symbols. Click the arrow symbol, and it will take you to the Share menu.
  3. On the bottom row of options, there is a button that has two circles overlapping each other. This is the Duet button.
  4. Click the Duet button, and it will take you to the filming screen.
  5. Film your video with the red button at the bottom of the screen, and your video will play alongside the original video.

How to Change the TikTok Duet Layout

You may have seen some users use different layouts, changing the position of their video to the original video. Some of these collages can end up looking quite complex, but there’s a simpler way to change up your duet layout than just the simple left and right combo.

  1. Open the duet as instructed above.
  2. Before you have filmed anything, click the layout button at the side that looks like a square with a line through the middle.
  3. Select which kind of layout you’d like to use.
  4. Once selected, click back on the video and film as desired.

How to Film a TikTok Duet with Audio

Some people may have discovered that when they film a duet, they cannot be heard over the original video, but this issue can be resolved quite simply.

  1. Open the duet screen as normal.
  2. Before recording starts, select the microphone option from the sidebar.
  3. If there is a diagonal line through the mic symbol, it means you are muted, and if you record, only the sound of the original video will be heard.
  4. If the symbol does not have a line through it, when you record your footage, you will be able to also record your voice along with the original audio.

How to Duet with a Saved Video

  1. Open Kapwing’s Collage Maker.
  2. Upload your video.
  3. Paste a TikTok link of the video you want to duet.
  4. Export and download your combined video.
  5. Upload the video to TikTok.

FAQs About the TikTok Duet Feature

What’s the Difference Between a Duet and a Stitch on TikTok?A duet video on TikTok is when two videos are created and played side-by-side in one video. A stitch is when the original video plays, followed by your addition, one after the other.
Why can’t I Duet on TikTok?Not all TikTok videos can be duetted. The creator must have duets enabled. If the video is not duet enabled, the duet button will be grayed out.
How Do You Duet on TikTok with a Pre-recorded Video?You’ll need to use a video editor like Kapwing’s collage editor to duet with a pre-recorded video. See above for full instructions.
Can You Duet Two Videos on TikTok?You can only duet one video at a time, but you can create a duet chain with multiple videos appearing side-by-side.
How Do You Duet Yourself on TikTok Without Posting?You can save the duet as a draft or choose to show the TikTok to “only me” in the privacy settings.
How Do You Know If Someone Duets You on TikTok?TikTok will notify you when someone tags you in videos. You can also search for “duet @[your username].”
How Do I Turn the TikTok Duet Feature On?On the screen where you enter a caption, there is an option to toggle duets on or off. You can also adjust this in the “Privacy settings” of a shared TikTok.
How Do I Duet on TikTok With My Own Sound?Make sure the mic button is on when recording your duet. You can also add a voiceover in the editing screen.

A World of Possibilities

TikTokers have found an array of creative ways to use the duet function, and knowing the different options that are available makes the process a lot smoother. Whether it’s a vocal duet, a funny reaction, or an acting challenge, the duet feature allows endless creativity. Now you know how to make a duet on TikTok, go ahead and start collaborating with your favorite creators!

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