How to Crop and Resize a Video for TikTok

When you crop and resize a video for TikTok, you make it easier for your content to perform the most effectively. Here's how to do it quickly.

October 27, 2023
5 min read
How to crop and resize a video for TikTok

It seems like everyone has jumped on the TikTok train these days. The app has currently been downloaded more than 2 billion times, and it ranked as the most downloaded app in 2020. And it’s a great space for creators. From influencers to major brands, people are seeing huge results with content on TikTok. But if you want to optimize your content to perform the most effectively, then you have to crop and resize your video for TikTok.

When it comes to sizing, TikTok actually allows two sizes: portrait (aka vertical) and landscape (aka horizontal). Of course, if you’ve spent any amount of time on TikTok, you know that 99% of the videos you see on the platform are formatted vertically. And there’s a good reason for that. Studies have shown that vertical TikTok videos have a 25% higher watch-through rate.

So how can you easily crop and resize a video for TikTok? We’re here to show you!

How to Crop and Resize a Video for TikTok

If you’re not a professional video editor, you may have no idea where to even begin with cropping and resizing a video for TikTok. And using complicated software to optimize your video can be difficult and time-consuming.

The best way to quickly and easily edit your TikTok video is with Zubtitle. When we created Zubtitle, we included a resizing and cropping feature that you can use to optimize your video with just a few clicks. Just follow the steps below to crop and resize your video for TikTok:

1. Sign In To Your Zubtitle Account

If you don’t have a Zubtitle account, you can create a new one for free

2. Upload Your Video

Just click the yellow Add New Video button on the right-hand side of the screen.

3. Resize Your Video

Navigate to the Resize option on the right-hand menu bar. There, you’ll find 4 options to choose from: 1:1, 9:16, 4:5, and 16:9. Simply choose 9:16 and you’re all set!

4. Crop Your Video

If you want to make your crop your video, you can do so using the Zoom slider. Just navigate to the Canvas feature on the right-hand menu. Check out the gif below to see exactly how it works. Once you’ve cropped as much or as little as you like, you’re ready to go. Now you can use the Download symbol (it looks like a down arrow and is found at the top of the page) to render a new video and download it to your computer or device.

Do you want to crop and resize a video for TikTok?

Sign up for a free Zubtitle account today to get started! With our free plan, you can create two videos per month. To create up to 10 videos per month (and remove the Zubtitle watermark), check out our standard plan.

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