There are many ways to repost videos on TikTok. Some depend on your location (as some features are first released in certain areas only), and some rely on the type of Repost you feel more comfortable with. Read on to learn how to repost on TikTok using one of our 3 easy techniques.
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Attribution guidelines for reposting on TikTok
Reposting content on social media platforms is a well-known practice that brings many benefits, such as:
- Show some love to customers and fans of your brand.
- Motivate other users to interact with your brand.
- Fill in content gaps.
- Create an unedited social media aesthetic.
If your brand would like to repost videos and user-generated content from creators or users, following the general social media reposting guidelines is best.
The options listed below include attribution, so there’s no need to add any extra steps if you follow the instructions. But as a rule of thumb, by simply tagging the creator’s username, you’ll avoid any copyright issues.
Ask if you’re not sure
TikTok has the advantage to cut this step in most cases. If the video you’d like to repost has the Save video, Duet or Stitch option enabled, it means the creators allow users to repost their content.
If they don’t have these options enabled, you can always ask for permission to reshare.
Don’t alter the content
All the options listed in this article are safe. So if you use them exactly as described, you won’t be altering the original videos. TikTok is known for appreciating content creators. Therefore the app makes sure to provide users with the chance to interact with creators in a way where they keep the credit.
Read on to understand how each reposting option respects creators!
Save and repost on TikTok
The most candid way to repost content on TikTok is globally available and pretty straightforward.
When you find a video you’d like to repost, click on the Share arrow.
A menu will pop up, where you’ll find the Save video button.
The video will be saved on your phone with a watermark from the creator, so the attribution is already included. Then, all you have to do is post the video from your account.
Note: this option is only possible if the creator allows viewers to download the video. If they turned that feature off, you wouldn’t see the Save video button. If this is the case, read on to find different ways to repost.
Duet a video on TikTok
The Duet feature is an interactive version of a repost, as it allows you to post any video from a TikTok creator side-by-side with your video. This feature is handy when you’d like to comment on the topic of a video. In addition, many people use it when they want to confirm, deny, react or elaborate further on a piece of information.
To access this feature, click on the Share icon of the video you’d like to duet. The pop-up menu will display the Duet button if the creator has enabled the feature.
Duet contains two videos on a split-screen that play at the same time. So be ready to record yourself side-by-side with your creator of choice.
The length of your video will depend on the video you’re reacting to. You can record as long as the other video lasts or make it shorter. Attribution to the original creator is included, as when you post it, the caption includes the creator’s username.
After you’re done, post the Duet and voilà! You got yourself a more engaging reposting format.
Here’s an example of what a Duet looks like:
Stitch a video on TikTok
Another option to repost on TikTok is by stitching a video. The Sticht feature is similar to Duet in the sense that people use it to react or expand on the topic of a video. The difference is that you won’t be recording side-by-side, but each clip gets its own screen time.
This feature is handy when you’d like to use the hook of a viral video to your advantage. First, click on the Share arrow of the video you’d like to stitch, then click on the Stitch button.
You’ll be prompted to choose 5 seconds of the video. Make sure to select the most relevant part.
After clicking Next, you’ll have the chance to record a 10-second clip.
Stitch only allows 15 seconds, so bear in mind that you’ll have to be quick. Attribution to the original creator is also included in this feature, as when you post it, the caption includes the creator’s username.
Here’s an example of what a Stitch looks like:
Note that this option is only available if the creator has enabled it.
There’s a myth going around about a Repost button on TikTok. Unfortunately, after searching the web for a hint of official information about the said feature, I couldn’t find any.
It seems, though, like Repost is still on testing. According to TechCrunch,
“TikTok is testing its own version of Twitter’s retweet with the addition of a new “Repost” button that allows users to amplify videos on the platform by sharing them with their own followers. The new Repost button is found in the “Share” menu where you could otherwise send the video to friends through messages, texts or social media posts elsewhere. Except, instead of sharing the video with friends directly, the Repost button promotes the video to your friends on TikTok.”
So the difference between Twitter’s Retweet and TikTok’s Repost is that the video won’t be posted to your profile. Instead, it will only appear on your friends’ For You feeds.
The feature may be rolling out to specific users, so if you see a Repost button, give it a try.
TikTok values interaction
TikTok seems to cherish features that promote interaction among creators and users. So it’s no surprise that a button to repost a video on your profile doesn’t exist. Luckily, manually saving and posting a video with the proper attribution is available. As for Duet and Stitch, these are also advantageous features that provide a more engaging reposting experience.
Ultimately, don’t let any of your valuable TikTok content go to waste by keeping it only in the app. Embed a TikTok feed on your website to make the best use of your engaging videos with the help of a TikTok widget.