Can you edit a TikTok description after posting?

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We’ve all experienced it. After you post a video on TikTok, you realize that you need to change the video or add something to the description. Unfortunately there is no “Edit” button. Once you’ve posted your TikTok, the only way to change your captions is a quick delete and re-upload. But do not worry; you don’t have to lose all your effects and editing progress. Here’s how to edit a TikTok description and more after posting.

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To edit a TikTok description after posting, save the video to your device and delete the video. After that, upload your video as a new TikTok and make any necessary changes to the captions before posting.

How to edit a TikTok after posting

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already searched in vain for an Edit button. Unfortunately, once you post a TikTok, all changes are final. However, there is a workaround to edit a TikTok description or other effects after posting.

First, select the video you want to edit on your profile page.

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Tap the three dots icon at the bottom right.

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Then select Save video from the bottom options.

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This will bring up a variety of Share options. Save the video to your device’s storage or to another storage application such as Google Drive. You can also send the video to yourself for easy retrieval, although it will disappear from TikTok after deletion.

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After saving your TikTok video elsewhere, go back to the menu options and select Delete.

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Your video will then be removed from TikTok, along with all the likes and comments it has collected.

Then tap the Post button in the center of the screen and upload the TikTok video you just saved to your device or an external drive.

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Check out our tutorial for a step-by-step guide to uploading videos to TikTok. You can then make necessary changes to the effects and description of the video during the final stages before reposting.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you edit a TikTok after posting?

No, but you can save the TikTok video on your device, delete it and then quickly re-upload it to make changes without losing your edits.

Can you edit the TikTok caption after you post it?

No, but you can download the TikTok video, delete it and then quickly repost it to change the subtitle.


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