How to edit a caption on TikTok after you’ve already posted

Hannah Van-de-Peer
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TikTok’s Captions feature is a great way for creators to make their content more accessible. But what happens if you make a mistake, or forget to add them to your video? Here’s everything to know about how to edit captions on a TikTok video after posting it.

TikTok can be a confusing and complicated app if you’re new to it. The social media platform is continuously adding new features and changing the way certain aspects work. With so many options available to you, uploading a video can be overwhelming.

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Videos with lengthy captions are commonplace on TikTok, and it’s important to nail them the first time. But, what happens if you make a distracting spelling error? Is it possible to change it?

Sadly, it isn’t as easy as pressing an Instagram-esque “edit” button. The process is a little longer and involves deleting your video before reposting it again. However, the payoff is worth it!

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How to change your caption on TikTok

Unfortunately, once you’ve posted your TikTok, the only way to edit your caption is to swiftly delete and re-post. Don’t worry, though. If you’ve added an abundance of effects, music, and edits to your video, you don’t have to lose out on all your progress.

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Here’s how to repost your final product before anyone notices!

  1. Tap on the ‘Profile’ icon at the bottom right of your screen.
  2. Once you’re on your profile, select the video you want to repost.
  3. Click the three dots to the right of your video. This will open the ‘options’ menu.
  4. The ‘Save Video’ option should be on the left-hand side of the screen. Once you’ve selected that, the video will download to your device.
  5. Repost the ready-made video by uploading it from your camera roll, adding a new caption (and making sure you’ve perfected it before you post!)

Now all you have to do is sit back, watch the likes roll in, and wait for TikTok to add an ‘edit post’ option.

If you want to learn more about how to use TikTok, you can check out our other guides here:

How to duet on TikTokHow to Stitch on TikTokHow to go live on TikTokHow to find contacts on TikTok | How to use TikTok StoriesBest time to post on TikTok for more views and likes

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About The Author

Hannah is a former Dexerto Entertainment writer based in Cambridge, UK. Having decided to transform her tea-spilling skills into a career path, she mainly covers YouTube, TikTok and influencer culture. As well as having a BA in Linguistics, Hannah has freelanced for UK and international publications like Cosmopolitan, VICE, HuffPost, The Guardian, Stylist and Metro.