In 2020, TikTok rolled out a new tool that allows users to collaborate on each other’s clips, calling it Stitch. The Stitch tool, as the name suggests, allows users to tag their own videos around other users’ uploads to add to or react to their own content.
The Stitch feature is significantly different from other collaboration techniques because users add content in bulk, the Stitch feature has been used by some of the platform’s creative stars to tell the whole story. , or for meme goodness, TikTok is known for.
In this article, we’ll break down everything you need to know about how it works so you can create and collaborate with other users today.
How to Stick on TikTok
First, if you want Stitch to go back and forth with other creators or have them use your content as a base, you’ll need to enable Stitch in your profile settings.
- Navigate to the Me tab and then select the three dots in the top right corner.
- From here select Privacy.
- Tap the option that says “Who can stitch your video” and change it from Nobody to Friends or Everyone depending on your preference.
You can even change this setting on a case-by-case basis in your post settings so you can choose what users can Stitch and what they can’t.
Once you’re organized, here’s how you can start Stitching other users’ content.
- First, find a video you can’t collaborate on.
- Tap the send arrow on the right side of the screen.
- Select the Stitch option from the bottom menu bar.
- Your next step is to scroll through the video and select the clip where you can edit the original content into the parts you want to use.
- Once you’ve done that, it’s your turn to record your part in the clip.
- After recording your part, you can edit as usual, but you won’t be able to add any sounds from the TikTok audio library to create.
- During the editing phase, you can dub ads, text, stickers, filters, effects, everything you need to make your work stand out.
- The last thing you have to do is subtitle the video and hit share, then it will appear for the world to see!
It’s also worth noting that if a user’s clip has the Stitch option greyed out and can’t be selected, it’s because they haven’t enabled Stitching on that asset and therefore you won’t be able to use it.