TikTok Loops: What They Are and How to Make Them

TikTok loops are the hottest trend on TikTok right now! Loops can be used to show off your favorite dance moves, your newest makeup looks, or just about anything else that you can think of. Proper usage can be effective marketing for your business.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through creating the TikTok loop video of your dreams with the help of your new content bestie, Simplified AI. Buckle in!

What’s Special About TikTok Loop Videos?

If you’re on TikTok and are looking to hack its algorithm for more views, followers, and shares, the platform favors short videos that people watch repeatedly. According to TikTok, the popularity of your videos will depend on how many people watch your videos from start to finish.

Now this is the best part – since loop videos are seemingly endless, your audience will keep rewatching the same video even when it’s ended! Naturally, this then tilts the algorithm metrics in your favor.

Audiences are drawn to TikTok video loops because the seemlessness masks when a video is over and plays with the audience’s expectation for a clear conclusion. There is a lot of potential to get many views from a single viewer if you execute a fun and creative loop that is engaging for the audience.

With that in mind, let’s get down to business.

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What Do You Need To Create TikTok Repeating Videos?

Luckily, you don’t need to be a professional videographer or animation expert to know how to loop on TikTok. However, there are a few things you’ll need before you start your journey into the world of viral stardom.

  1. First off, you’ll need a powerful video editing tool that can trim and edit your videos. This is your cue to test drive Simplified’s easy and efficient Video Editor!
  2. Second considering investing in a tripod for your phone or camera. This will stabilize your shot to make loops less noticeable and increase the overall production quality of your video.

That’s all, you’re set!

3 Steps to Make the Perfect Loop on TikTok

1. Upload or Choose Video Templates

Start by logging into your Simplified account and creating a fresh artboard. The optimized TikTok aspect ratio is 1080×1920 px. You can upload your assets from your account like in the image or click on “Media” from the menu on the left and choose from thousands of video templates.

Upload or Choose Video Templates
Source: Simplified

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2. Timeline of TikTok Repeating Videos

There are 3 ingredients that make a perfect loop video and the magic is all in mastering the timeline. Your clip should have a beginning, a transition, and an end.

The beginning and the end will be shot in one take so that they respond to one another in some way. This is commonly seen with unfinished lyrics to a song.

The middle portion of the video will be the transition shot. The key here is finding the right cut that separates the section from the beginning and the end. There are several options for transition shots, ranging from finger snaps to hand swipes to head pushes. Keep your shots about six to nine seconds long. Looping shorter clips looks more natural and makes for a more engaging video.

This is where Simplified’s Video Editor comes into play with the simple commands of cloning your video and trimming the length.

Timeline of TikTok Repeating Videos
Source: Simplified

3. Hack the Anatomy of a TikTok Loop Video

First, you’ll want to merge the transition from the shot at the end of your video with the beginning – all in one take. This will ensure that your TikTok loop video achieves a seamless result by being aligned at the loop point! Now you can focus on the beginning of the video and split the clip that contains the start and the end. Finally, move the beginning clip to the front of the timeline. Et voila!

How to Loop on TikTok: Clever Hacks!

Now that you know the basic logistics and timelines, let’s explore how you can make stunning video content that makes your audience go WOAH!

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1. Consistent Lighting

If you want your audience to believe in the magic of a perfect loop, you have to make sure the lighting is consistent. Why? Well, because inconsistencies in lighting are a sure-fire giveaway of a cut in your video! And you definitely don’t want that if you’re looking for a seamless transition.

2. Play with Transitions

A seamless TikTok loop is created by cutting during a natural transition shot – something that is bound to happen anyway in the course of the video. For instance, watch this clever natural transition as the man’s clothes changes and he does a backflip!

3. Experiment with Perspectives

Figuring out how to perfectly loop your video also depends on your ability to work with perspectives. Below, the perfectly looped video takes advantage of the mirror and the door to create the mind-bending illusion of a never-ending bathroom song routine!


now THIS is how you make a loop

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KD Deshpande
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