TikTok is one of the fastest-growing apps on the planet, with over one billion monthly active users. There’s a good reason for this: Not only is the content incredible, but it’s so easy for anyone to upload filmmaker-quality videos—without all of that expensive equipment! 

One of the most popular effects is finding a way to play a TikTok video in reverse, and now, you can learn how to do it with just a few quick taps.

How to Play a Video in Reverse on TikTok

When it comes to how to play a TikTok video in reverse, the only thing you’ll need to make this happen is the app itself; you don’t have to download, purchase, or use any other editing software to do it. (Super useful, right?)

Follow these quick steps and you’ll know how to play video in reverse on TikTok in no time! Seriously, you’ll breeze through these in just a few seconds.

Step 1: Create a New Video

Open up your TikTok app and click the plus symbol at the bottom of the screen to create a new video.

Step 2: Film

Press the bright red button to record your video, and then press the red checkmark when you’re done filming.

filming tiktok

Step 3: Head to Effects 

Once that’s all set and you’ve locked in your clips, click the Effects button in the bottom-left corner (it looks like a clock!), then go to the “Time” option. You’ll have to scroll sideways for a while since there are a ton of editing choices, but keep going until you get to the one that says “Reverse.” 

Click it, then click the “Save” button in the upper-right corner. Presto—you’ve got a very cool rewind effect on your clip that’ll reverse your video and audio!

tiktok effects

Step 4: Add More Effects

Once you do all of that, you can add on to the clip you’ve created or let your reversed video stand on its own. That’s the great part of TikTok: The world is your oyster!

Ready to Post?

Figuring out how to play a TikTok video in reverse takes seconds to put together, and yet it’ll take your content to the next level. Don’t you feel like a filmmaker already? And doesn’t it make you want to try even more editing hacks on the app?

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Written By

Lily Herman

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