The number of users using TikTok has risen significantly. This resulted in an increase in the downloads and use of video editing apps.

Although TikTok offers its own editing tools, they are pretty basic and limited. This is why a lot of people, in order to create engaging and successful TikTok videos, prefer to download other apps for editing.

Usually, these video editing apps, some of which have been purposefully ideated for editing TikTok videos, have a wide range of options, effects, text fonts, and so on.

However, the fast success of these apps inspired others to create similar ones. This means you must choose among hundreds and hundreds of them. The research and choice of the best editing app can become stressful and overwhelming.

Because of this, in this article, we will narrow the list down to the four best TikTok video editing apps and make your choice easier.

Let’s dive into this.


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CapCut is a video editing app ideated by ByteDance, the original TikTok’s owner. This app is furnished with many filters, stickers, and effects. It also allows you to apply some of TikTok’s effects, such as the green screen function and zooming feature.

CapCut features

  • Split function;
  • Speed control;
  • Reverse video;
  • Wide music library;
  • Trending stickers and TikTok fonts;
  • Special effects.

Splice Video

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Splice Video app allows you to create professional and eye-catching videos directly on your phone. The app allows you to resize your videos to fit the TikTok format (9:16).

Once you’ve completed the editing, you can directly share and publish the video on TikTok.

Splice Video features

  • Soundtrack customization;
  • Photos and videos overlays;
  • Background colors editing;
  • Slideshows;
  • Background removal.


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VITA is a simple video editing app with a massive library of ready-made templates. All the templates include effects, sounds, and transition animations. The only thing you’ll need to do is to upload your photos and/or videos, and the app will do the rest for you.

Applying the ready-to-use templates is just an option. You can also personalize your video using the variety of tools the app offers.

VITA features

  • Full HD quality export;
  • Color grading effects;
  • Video templates;
  • Animated texts;
  • Video collage and overlay.


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BeeCut is a video editor app specifically designed for beginners, with no experience in editing. It offers many useful editing characteristics, such as cropping, rotating, transitions, and many more.

BeeCut features

  • Video cutting;
  • Crafted filters;
  • Slideshow option and photo duration;
  • Vivid transitions;
  • Outputting work with 1080p, 720p, and 480p.

How to upload an external edited video on TikTok 

After you’ve finished editing the video, you’ll be able to directly share it on TikTok with most of the apps mentioned above. If not so, here are the steps you need to follow to upload an external video to TikTok:

  1. Save the video into your gallery;
  2. Open the TikTok app;
  3. Click on the “+” button (placed below at the center);
    upload external video to tiktok
  4. Click the Upload symbol;
    add external video to tiktok
  5. Choose the video from your gallery;
  6. Follow the usual steps to finally publish the video (before publishing, don’t forget to add trending hashtags and sounds to make your TikTok video go viral!).