How To Upload Videos To TikTok From Your Gallery (Using This 3 Steps)

Timothy Mark
Timothy Mark - Writer & Editor
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Although most users take their videos for TikTok using the app, sometimes you might just want to upload a video from your gallery that you took some time ago.

If you are like most people, then you may also have wondered if this is possible and the steps you will need to take to make this happen.

In this article, you will learn how to upload videos to TikTok from your phone gallery.

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How To Upload Videos To TikTok From Your Gallery

There are two ways you can use to upload videos on TikTok from your gallery. These methods work on both Android and iOS devices.

From The TikTok App

You’ll be able to upload videos from the TikTok app. Follow the steps and find the video you wish to upload.

Step 1: Open TikTok App

Open the TikTok app on your mobile device and log in to access your account.

There are five icons located at the bottom of the screen. Select ‘+’ which is found in the middle.

Step 2: Tap Upload

Select the Upload option which is on the right of the record button. This will bring up your gallery. Select your preferred video

Step 3: Edit Video

Edit it to your satisfaction and post the video after adding a caption and hashtag

From The Photo Gallery

You’ll be able to upload videos from your gallery to the TikTok app. This will allow you to find the video first and share it to TikTok as an upload.

Step 1: Open Gallery

Open your phone Photo Gallery and locate the desired video and select it. Now, tap on Share and when prompted, select TikTok

Step 2: Edit Video

Edit the video to your satisfaction and add your captions, and hashtags, and post the video to TikTok.

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How To Increase Views On Your TikTok video

Many users share their videos on TikTok all the time and although you might see some with at least half a million likes, it is not that simple to get that many views on a video.

Unless you want to use a bot or a third-party app to create fake views, then follow these simple steps to increase the view count of your videos on TikTok thereby making your account popular.

The first step is to add hashtags to your videos, particularly hashtags that are trending during that particular period and also hashtags that fit the theme of your video.

This will ensure that when someone searches for a term related to your video, your video will come up.

The second method is to share the link to your video on your other social media platforms (Facebook, WhatsApp Snapchat, Twitter, etc). 

This will increase your number of views if your friends watch them. And most important let the video be entertaining, informative, or interesting to watch.


You don’t need to worry about how to upload videos from your gallery to TikTok. It is a very easy thing to do as long as you follow the above steps.

Due to copyright laws, you cannot upload from your gallery to TikTok videos that you do not have intellectual property, such videos will be taken down.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why can’t I upload videos from my gallery to TikTok?

This may be a result of poor internet connectivity as it has been a problem for other TikTok users who also have the same challenge. Visit to check the speed of your internet connection.

Can you upload custom videos to TikTok?

Yes, you can. As long as you’ve allowed TikTok access to your gallery you can add any video to the app and edit it. You can also add a series of pictures to create a slideshow. To do this just follow the steps listed above.

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By Timothy Mark Writer & Editor
As a seasoned content writer with 4+ years of experience in consumer technology, Timothy has been a dedicated author and editor at since its inception. Specializing in addressing user concerns, his articles offer effective solutions for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac-related issues. Timothy's expertise also extends to crafting content about social media and various applications. Through his daily articles, he consistently aids users in overcoming their technology challenges.
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