How to Resize a Video for TikTok [Desktop/Online/Mobile]
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Way #1. How to resize a video for TikTok on Windows & Mac
Step 1. Download and install Movavi Video Converter
First, download the Movavi TikTok video resizer for your Windows PC or Mac. Then, follow the prompts to install the program and launch it on your computer.
Step 2. Import your video files
Click the Add Media button and then Add video to import your video file into Movavi Video Converter. You can also simply drag and drop your video into the program window.
Step 3. Resize your video
To ensure that your project looks right when you upload it to TikTok, start by changing the aspect ratio to 9:16. Click the Edit button and go to the Crop tab. To make the cropping frame vertical, hit the button next to Change the crop orientation. Next, click 9:16 and move the frame to the part of the video you want to crop. Click the Apply button to save changes.
Step 4. Trim your video to the appropriate length
Next, make sure that your video is the right length so that TikTok doesn’t cut off your video before it finishes playing. This shouldn’t be too difficult, as TikTok has extended its maximum video length to 10 minutes. However, keep in mind that most viewers won’t sit through a full 10-minute video. In fact, the recommended length for most TikTok videos is actually around 13–24 seconds, and most video and social media experts strongly recommend keeping videos under three minutes.
Fortunately, Movavi Video Converter makes it easy to trim videos. You can make your video shorter by selecting the Trim tool. Once you’ve clicked on this tool, you can quickly shorten your video. Just position the marker where you want to cut the video and hit the Scissors button. Next, select the unwanted fragment and click the Trash can button.
Step 5. Add video effects
Once your video is the right length and size, have fun exploring Movavi’s features and effects. You can normalize the volume, remove the audio and video noise, adjust the brightness, add video effects, and flip or rotate the video – along with a lot of other cool capabilities that TikTok users love. Once you’ve done editing, click Save and Close.
Step 6. Convert your video to a TikTok format
After you’ve finished cropping and editing your video for TikTok, you’ll need to make sure that it’s saved in the right format to be uploaded to TikTok. To do this, open the Video tab on the bottom side of the program screen. Choose either MP4 or MOV as your file type, and you’ll be ready to save your video to your computer. Click the Convert button to start the process.
Way #2. How to resize a video for TikTok online
Way #3. How to resize a video for TikTok on iPhone and Android phone
Summary: Choose the easiest way to resize videos for TikTok
TikTok video dimensions
For iOS: < 278.6 MB
For Android: < 72 MB
Ads: < 500 MB
< 10 minutes
1080 × 1920
Frequently asked questions
▶️ How do I crop a video for TikTok?
TikTok doesn’t have a built-in tool to crop videos, but you can easily crop a video for TikTok on your computer with a program like Movavi Video Converter. To do this, change the video’s aspect ratio to 9:16 and use the program’s cropping tool to select the part of the video you want to include in the final product. If you prefer editing on your phone, then use Movavi App. The app is available for iOS and Android devices and offers a tool for changing an aspect ratio for TikTok.
▶️ How do I make a horizontal video vertical for TikTok?
You can make a horizontal video vertical in Movavi Video Converter or Movavi App. By changing the aspect ratio to fit TikTok’s vertical parameters, your landscape video will fit in the screen with black bars above and below it.
▶️ How do I edit a video for TikTok?
TikTok does have some limited video-editing capabilities, like trimming a video to be shorter. However, we recommend using a desktop video editor, like Movavi Video Editor, to enhance your video and ensure that it looks amazing when you upload it. When you make your edits, always be sure that your video fits the requirements for TikTok, including an aspect ratio of 9:16 and dimensions set to 1080 × 1920, and your file format should be either MP4 or MOV. If you want to edit on the go, opt for the video-editing app, like Movavi App.
▶️ How do I use a TikTok video resizer for free?
You can resize your video for TikTok for free using Movavi Video Converter. It offers a trial version and allows you to convert, compress, and resize videos easily with no previous experience. Try out Movavi’s TikTok video resizer for free!
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