How to Duet on TikTok

Marty Youssef
Last updated on
January 10, 2024

TikTok has revolutionized the way we create and share short videos, and one of its most engaging features is the ability to create Duets.

Learning how to make a Duet can open up a world of creativity and social interaction.

In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps of making a Duet on TikTok, from choosing the right video to sharing your final creation.

What is a duet on TikTok?

A "Duet" on TikTok is a feature that allows you to record your own video alongside another user's video. It splits the screen into two parts, with the original video on one side and your new recording on the other. This feature is widely used for a variety of creative collaborations, such as singing, dancing, comedy skits, reactions, and more. It's a unique way for users to interact with each other's content, creating a sense of community and engagement on the platform.

How to Duet in TikTok

Here are a few easy steps to do a Duet in TikTok:

Step 1: Choose a Video to Duet With

Start by browsing TikTok to find a video you want to duet with. This can be a video from someone you follow, a video you find on your "For You" page, or a video you have saved.

Step 2: Start Your Duet

Once you've found a video, tap the "Share" icon (it looks like an arrow pointing to the right).

In the sharing options, you’ll see an option labeled "Duet". Tap on it to start your duet.

Note, not all videos allow duets, so if you can't see the Duet option it's likely the video owner has disabled Duets.

How to Duet in TikTok

Step 3: Record Your Video

Prepare your space and ensure your camera is ready for recording.

TikTok offers various recording styles for Duets:

  • Green Screen: This option allows you to use the original video as a background while you record in the foreground, creating a more immersive effect.
  • Left and Right: The classic Duet format, this style places your video alongside the original, either on the left or right side.
  • React: In this style, your video appears in a small window that can be moved around, perfect for reaction videos where your focus is on the original content.
  • Top and Bottom: This splits the screen horizontally, with one video on top and the other on the bottom, suitable for content like dance videos or comparisons.

By default, the microphone is muted. Remember to unmute it if you wish to record your voice or any external audio.

Once you’ve chosen your style, press the red button to start recording your part of the Duet. You can pause and resume as needed.

How to Record Duet in TikTok

Step 4: Edit and Post

After recording, you can add filters, text, stickers, and other effects to your duet video.

How to Edit Duet in TikTok

Once you're happy with your video, hit the button with the tick icon, add a caption (and hashtags if you want), then tap "Post" to share your duet with the world.

How to Post Duet in TikTok

Tips for a Successful Duet

  • Choose Trending Videos: Duet with trending videos to increase your visibility.
  • Be Creative: Add your unique twist to make your duet stand out.
  • Interact With the Original Video: Whether it’s a reaction, a joke, or a musical harmony, interact directly with the content of the original video.
  • Mind the Audio: Ensure your audio settings are appropriate. Sometimes, it's good to lower the original video's volume if you're speaking or singing.


Duets on TikTok are a fantastic way to collaborate, show creativity, and be part of the community. Remember to respect the original content and creators, and most importantly, have fun with it!

Marty Youssef
Marty is a digital marketer with over 8 years working with clients to introduce word class software solutions for their business.

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