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How to find, use & make sounds on TikTok in 2023

TikTok has become one of the most popular social media platforms around, with millions of users around the world sharing short, snappy videos that are sure to capture your attention. One of the key features that make TikTok so fun is the use of sounds. Sounds can be added to videos to create different moods, add humour, or emphasise certain actions or movements. In this blog post, we’ll explore how to find, use, and make TikTok sounds in 2023.

Finding TikTok sounds

There are a few different ways to find sounds on TikTok. The easiest way is to browse the app’s “Sounds” section, where you can search for sounds by keyword or category. You can also see what sounds are trending, and browse sounds that are popular in your region.

Finding TikTok sounds














Another way to find sounds is by watching videos. If you hear a sound that you like in a video, you can tap on the sound name to see other videos that have used that sound. This is a great way to find new and interesting sounds that you might not have come across otherwise.

Here’s an example of Dale Farm’s Easter milkshake video, using ‘Sweet Like Chocolate’ trending audio. 

Using Sounds From A TikTok Video

Using TikTok sounds

Using sounds in your TikTok videos is easy. Once you’ve found a sound that you want to use, tap the sound’s name to see other videos that have used that sound. If you want to use the sound in your own video, tap the “Use this sound” button.

How To Use A Sound From A Video On TikTok














You’ll then be taken to the video recording screen, where you can record your video and add the sound. To add the sound, simply tap the “Sounds” icon and select the sound you want to use. You can then adjust the sound’s volume and trim it to the length you want.

Making TikTok sounds

If you want to create your own sound for TikTok, there are a few different ways to do it. The easiest way is to use the built-in TikTok editor to record a new sound. To do this, simply record a video using the app’s camera and microphone, and then use the editor to trim the sound to the length you want.

If you want to create a more complex sound, you can use a separate audio editing app to create your sound, and then import it into TikTok. There are many different audio editing apps available, ranging from basic apps that allow you to record and edit audio, to more advanced apps that have a wide range of features and effects.

Once you’ve created your sound, you can import it into TikTok by tapping the “+” button on the app’s main screen, and then selecting “Upload” from the menu. You can then select the audio file you want to use and add it to your video.

Tips for using TikTok sounds

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when using TikTok sounds:

Be creative

There are millions of TikTok videos out there, so make sure your videos stand out by using sounds in interesting and creative ways. Here’s an example of Mullin’s Ice Cream taking a viral sound bite on TikTok and putting a spin to it using your products or services. 

Use trending sounds

If you want your videos to get noticed, consider using sounds that are currently trending on the app. Top Tip – use apps like TikTrends to learn about the latest trends or follow TikTok strategists who create videos on what’s trending at the moment on TikTok.

Use sounds to set the mood

Sounds can be a great way to set the mood for your videos. For example, if you’re making a funny video, use a sound that’s upbeat like ‘Why are people using this sound’. 

Make your own sounds 

Creating your own sounds can be a great way to make your videos stand out from the crowd.

Experiment with different volumes: You can adjust the volume of sounds in your videos to make them louder or softer. Experiment with different volumes to see what works best for your video.


TikTok sounds can be a fun and creative way to enhance your videos and make them stand out. Whether you’re using sounds that are already popular on the app or creating your own, there are many ways to find, use, and make sounds on TikTok. By following these tips and exploring different sounds, you can create engaging and memorable content that will capture the attention of your audience.

Remember, TikTok is all about having fun and being creative, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different sounds and techniques to see what works best for you. With a little practice, you’ll be a TikTok sound pro in no time. Happy creating!

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