How to Edit Captions on Your TikTok Videos in 2024?

How to Edit Captions on Your TikTok Videos

So, you’ve gone and uploaded your video on TikTok, right? And then, oops! You realize you forgot to put something in the caption or messed up the description.

It used to be a bit of a downer because, unlike Instagram, TikTok didn’t have that handy “Edit” button to fix things up after you’ve posted.

But hold on a sec; the much-needed update is here!

TikTok now lets you easily edit your posts after you’ve published them.

Want to know how to edit your TikTok caption?

Well, keep reading, and we’ll spill the beans!

Understanding TikTok Captions

Adding captions to your TikTok videos does more than just bring humor and knowledge; it actually helps a bunch of people out there. Did you know that 15.5% of American adults have trouble hearing?

This often leaves them unable to comprehend the content on TikTok fully. However, with captions, you instantly make your content accessible to them.

And hey, it’s not just about hearing; it’s like a universal language thing, too. Think about it: people from different corners of the world can now get what you’re saying.

Now, here’s a cool fact: about 80% of those who use captions aren’t even dealing with hearing problems. Yeah, I know, pretty surprising!

These days, we’re all scrolling through social media without cranking up the volume.

You’ve probably seen those “Sound On!” messages, right? Well, TikTok’s got that vibe too. So, when you use captions, you’re giving your content a better shot at standing out in the midst of all that online noise.

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What are TikTok captions?

TikTok captions are like those written notes you put on your videos. You know, like when you see a funny cat doing tricks, and there’s text telling you what’s up? Captions do that job.

They give extra details or background information about what’s going on in the video, making it easier for your audiences to understand and enjoy.

But that’s not all—captions are also sneaky helpers for boosting your video’s popularity on the web. How? Well, you can slide some hashtags into those captions or add keywords to the caption to help optimize it better.

Hashtags are like online breadcrumbs that lead more people to your content. So, when someone’s searching for #FunnyCats, and you’ve used that hashtag, your video pops up in their search results.

Struggling to create relevant and captivating hashtags for your TikTok videos? Use Predis.ai's free Hashtag Generator to make your content more discoverable.

Why Edit TikTok Captions?

Editing is like polishing your work. Do you know when you accidentally type “hte” instead of “the”? Editing swoops in to fix those little blips and make everything look tip-top.

However, it’s not just about fixing typos. Sometimes, you’ve got a video that’s a bit outdated, or maybe you are an influencer and you need your posts to go along with the trends. Editing lets you swap out old information for new stuff so your viewers get the latest scoop.

How to Edit Captions on TikTok?

Earlier, TikTok didn’t allow editing posts and their captions once they were up on your profile. The only way to do it was:

  1. Save the video you want to delete
  2. Delete the post after saving it
  3. Upload the saved video as a new post and tweak the captions and hashtags as required.

This process worked but the downside was that any likes, shares, or comments it got would be removed. They won’t carry over after republishing the video.

Fortunately, TikTok has rolled out a new feature that allows creators to edit their posts even after they are published, keeping the likes and shares alive.

Follow these simple steps to edit a TikTok caption:

  • Open up the TikTok app, then head to your profile section.
Navigating to your profile on the TikTok app

  • Choose the post that you want to edit and tap the three dots (⋯)
Navigating to post editing options

  • From the available options, look for “Edit post” and tap on it.
'Edit post' option on a TikTok post

  • On the next screen, edit or enter a caption (if you didn’t earlier) along with important hashtags, and click on Save.
Adding a caption and saving a TikTok post

Remember that you can only edit your captions and cover once every 24 hours and only within 7 days of posting the TikTok.

How to Make Edits to a Draft on TikTok?

Now, let’s take a look at how you can edit the caption of a draft post on TikTok.

Here are the steps involved:

  • Open your TikTok app and head over to your profile from the bottom right corner. After that, select Drafts to access all the drafts.
Navigating to TikTok drafts

  • Select the draft post that you’d like to edit the caption for. On the resulting screen, make any edits such as adding music, filters, etc. Then, tap Next.
Making changes and clicking on 'Next' on a TikTok post

  • On the next screen, enter your caption (if you hadn’t earlier) or edit the one you entered before. Also, add hashtags of your choice. When everything looks good, hit Post. Click on Drafts if you want to save it as a draft.
Adding caption and posting a TikTok post

How to Edit TikTok Captions With a Third-Party App

While you can always delete a video on TikTok and then re-upload it with the changes you want to your caption, sometimes using a third-party app can make the process a whole lot quicker.

Some third-party apps offer you a lot more manual control over your captions and also offer auto-caption features. Many users prefer editing their videos on these apps before uploading them to TikTok.

The highlight of these apps is that they also offer a lot more room to edit your videos before posting them to the app.

Conclusion

TikTok has made it super easy to edit your post captions even after you’ve uploaded them. Unlike before, you don’t have to delete and republish a post to do so anymore.

Crafting engaging and accurate captions with relevant hashtags can significantly enhance your content’s reach. Try the hashtag generator tool to create relevant hashtags.

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FAQs

1. Can I add captions to a draft after saving it?

Yes, if you’ve saved your TikTok video as a draft, you can always go back to it and make any changes you’d like. All you need to do is tap on the video you’d like to update and change the caption. You can also make other edits to your video while you’re at it.

2. Can you edit your TikTok captions after posting?

While TikTok didn’t allow this before, now you can easily edit your captions even after you’ve posted your videos. Just select the post you want to edit, click on the three dots (⋯), and select the “Edit post” option from the menu.

On the next screen, edit your captions and save the post.

3. How to edit TikTok video hashtag after posting?

The process to edit the TikTok video hashtags after posting is the same as editing your captions after posting.

Simply select the post you want to edit, click on the three dots (⋯) at the right side, look for “Edit post” and on the next screen, edit your caption and hashtags.

4. How do you edit text on a TikTok post?

It’s very easy to edit text on a TikTok post. Create a new post with the + button at the bottom of the screen, and select or record your video. From the left side menu, select Aa Text option and enter your text. 

If you want to edit the text you just entered, simply click on the text and click on Edit to make any changes.

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Tanmay Ratnaparkhe

Co-founder @Predis.ai, 2X Entrepreneur, tech enthusiast, and SaaS expert, specializing in Instagram marketing and AI. With a knack for leveraging technology for marketing success, they share valuable insights and strategies to boost your digital presence and productivity.