How to Make a Slow Motion TikTok Video (5 Steps)

TikTok offers its users a variety of effects and filters to use on their videos. This makes the content on the app appealing and keeps people’s attention for a long period of time. 

One of the effects that really creates a specific mood and atmosphere is slow motion. It really adds to the dramatic scene of the video and gives some mystery and secrecy to the audience. The feelings of drama and suspense can easily be built into your followers with this effect.

If you want to get your fans excited every time they see one of your videos, here’s how to use the slow motion effect!

How To Make A Slow Motion Video in TikTok

You don’t need any additional tools to create the slow motion effect. You can use only TikTok and reach the same level of suspense and mystery. If you want to visualize the process, see how you can put TikToks in slow motion.

If you want to see the detailed steps of how to do so, here are two ways to do so.

Slow Down While Recording

One way to slow down your TikTok video is to do so while recording. In this way you will be able to plan your content appropriately and check in the early stage of the video if it will turn out to be great.


Here are a few simple steps on how to do this:


  1. Select the icon to make a replacement video then click “Speed” at the proper corner.
  2. You will be ready to see all the speed options 0.3x, 0.5x, 1x, 2x, 3x. If you would like the speed to be slower, select either 0.3x or 0.5x.
  3. Press and hold the record button. you’re able to shoot your video.
  4. When you are finished, tap “Next” then “Post”.


After the clip is recorded in the movie, you’ll edit the TikTok video with all the different effects that the app offers!

Slow Down After Recording


  1. If you’ve recorded your video and forgot to upload it, you’ll still place the movie effect on the clip. Use TikTok to make your video more appealing to the audience.
  2. Tap the icon and choose the video you would like to edit from your Camera Roll.
  3. Click on “Effects” then “Time”. Select “Slow Motion” and drag the slider to where you’d just like the effect to seem .
  4. When you are done, tap “Next” then “Post”.


These are the two options through which you could implement the Slow Motion effect. Both of them are very easy to use and achieve impressive results.

How To Make A Slow Motion TikTok Video With Filmora

Using the TikTok app is great if you want to achieve the slow motion effect quickly and easily. However, if you want to add any professional touches and make it seem more high quality, you should use a different tool. The Filmora Video Editor can make your videos look like professional photography. You can download the app for both Windows and Mac. Here are the few steps on how to do so:


  1. Enter the app and adjust the ratio to 9:16. Select “New Project” and go to the editing panel. 
  2. Drag the video on the screen or upload it through “Add files”.
  3. Place the video on the timeline and click on “Speed and Duration”. You can slow down the video up to 10 times slower.
  4. After you have done all these steps, you can add other effects or adjust them in some way.
  5. Export the clip to your device and you will be ready to rock the TikTok world!


Filmora is only one of the tools you could use for professional video editing. If you want to see what else you could do on your video, check out how to edit your TikTok video.

How To Slow Down A TikTok Video 

Apart from Filmora, you can also use the Kapwing app to slow down your TikTok video. In a few easy step you will be able to reach the same effect and make your content more exciting so you can get more TikTok followers.


Here are the 4 steps you need to pay attention to:


  1. Copy the URL of the TikTok video and paste it into the Kapwing app.
  2. Open the change video speed tool on the app.
  3. You will see the button you need to use for regulating the speed. Click on the minus to reduce the speed of the video.
  4. Once you are finished adjusting all the details, select “Export Video” and download it on your device.


If you want to learn about the other effects that TikTok offers, check out how to use the green screen effect!