How To Add Text to Your TikTok Video – A Quick Guide

TikTok is a fun app to use. Based on statistics, it is one of the most popular apps in 2019. It has so many features and creative tools, and you will never get bored of it. You can show off your creative side and create outstanding content. Every feature allows you to experiment as much as you like. 

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But, the first thing you need to do is learn the ropes. If you are new to TikTok, you probably haven’t tried most of its features. That’s where this guide comes in. It is here to help you make the best content you can come up with. This guide will show you how you can add text to your videos. Keep reading to find out the details.

How to Add Texts to Your TikTok Video?

If you have used Instagram before, adding text to TikTok works the same way. It is pretty simple. All you have to do is follow these few steps. You will add text in no-time. Here is how you can do it.

Step 1

 Go to your profile. At the end of the profile page, there is a “+” button. This is the button you use when you want to create new content. Press on it, and you will be ready to record your new video.

Step 2

Now you have two options. You can either upload a video you previously created or you can press on the red button in the middle to record a new video. We chose to record a video.

Step 3

 When you are done recording, you have to press on the red button on the right. This is the confirmation button. The one pointed out in the screenshot. It is a checkmark. Press on the checkmark to get to the next step.

Step 4

 A new screen will pop-up. This is the pop-up you need where you can add the text. Press on the “Aa” button. If there is no “Aa” button, it means you haven’t updated the app yet. So, go ahead and do that first. Your app has to have the latest updates if you want to go to the next step.

Step 5

Once you press the “Aa” button, a new menu will pop up. This is the text menu. From here, you can add text, color it, change the font, and the position of the text. To add text just type in words on the keyboard. You can go ahead and check out all the fonts available. Each font has a unique design. 

 There are other features you can try out as well. If you press on the”A” button, it will create a border around the text you wrote. If you press on the same button, the border will become transparent. You can play around with the border. You can change its color and add style to your text. When you are finished with all the changes, you can go ahead and press “Done” on the top right corner.

Step 6

 When you are done just press on the “Next” button on the bottom-right corner. That’s it. You are now ready to post your video. Press on “Post” to share it. It’s that easy. 


With so many features, it is easy to get lost. But, now that you know how you can add text to your videos, you can even make more creative content. There are countless options for you to choose from. So, go ahead and experiment. Try out all the different fonts, colors, borders, and make the best video you can imagine. You will use this feature every single day.