How To Edit A TikTok Video After Publishing it?

In this guide, we will check out how to edit a TikTok video after publishing it. TikTok always takes the cake when it comes to content engagement and audience reach. While the social media app is home to many viral videos, it also had its fair share of controversies. This ended up with the app getting banned in several regions.

Still, in various other regions around the globe, TikTok has a massive user base. Some users upload up to 4 to 5 videos in a day. Often TikTok users upload a video in haste and then realize that the caption is not up to the mark and requires some edit. The question is, can we edit the TikTok video caption or other details post uploading to the feed.? Let’s get into the guide and check that out.

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How to Edit a TikTok Video After Uploading it

Here editing refers to making changes to the caption of the video and other components such as hashtags used in it. Normally, a caption carries the whole description of the video. If the content maker is popular then he must have a good video description. Also, the description consists of hashtags that help to reach the content to a variable category of audience.

Missing out on the right caption and proper hashtag means not enough traffic and views on the video. Now, once a video is uploaded there is no way to edit the captions or add new hashtags through editing.


Do not worry, for there is only one way by which you can fix this issue. That is re-uploading the same video.

First, you have to download your video whose caption you wish to change.

  • Go to your TikTok profile
  • Tap on the video you just uploaded
  • Tap on the three-dot button
  • From the menu that shows up at the bottom of the screen select Save Video.

Now, the video will be downloaded to your device.

  • Open TikTok and go to the homepage
  • Tap on the + icon to add the new video
  • Browse through your device and select the same video that you have downloaded previously
  • Now before uploading enter your caption correctly and use all the required hashtags


My suggestion is to separately write the caption and hashtags on a word processor, check everything and then copy-paste that to the video upload section.

Now, that you have uploaded this fresh video with correct captions as per your requirement, keep in mind you have the same video uploaded previously. Delete the old video to avoid the clash of views and make way for the audience to see the fresh video you just uploaded.

Deleting the Previous Video with the Wrong Cation

  • Go to your profile
  • Select the video you wish to delete
  • Tap on the 3-line icon
  • Select Delete from the menu that pops up at the bottom of the screen
  • Confirm your deletion


Make sure to upload the fresh video with the correct caption as quickly as possible. Otherwise, the video with the wrong caption will start getting views, shares, comments, and engagement. Then once you delete that video you will lose all the views, likes, and comments it has received. This is however the only way to edit any TikTok video and fix up the caption error.

So, that’s it, guys. If you have uploaded a TikTok video with the wrong caption and want to edit it, this guide is what you should follow. I hope that this was helpful to you.

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