Best Video Editing Apps for Instagram Reels and TikTok

Best Video Editing Apps for Instagram Reels and TikTok

Video content is an absolute must for any creator on social media right now, and both the introduction of Instagram Reels and the rise of TikTok has made it easier than ever to share clips with your audience.

Whether you're looking for new ways to promote your business, you're trying to build a following online or you simply want to have fun with your friends, creating video content is an amazing way to interact with others.

TikTok and Instagram have plenty of built-in features to help you quickly put together videos, but if you're looking to take things up a notch, there are loads of amazing apps to help you edit like a pro. Explore a few of our favourite picks below.


Available on: iOS and Android
Price: Free, with in-app purchases available

One of the most popular video editing apps out there, you need to give InShot a try. The app is completely free to download, but full access requires a subscription that costs just £11.99 per year.


Even without a subscription, you'll still have access to all the editing tools you could ever need to make an amazing TikTok or Reel. With a few taps, you can trim and cut, split a video into multiple clips - or merge clips into one video - and even adjust your video to match any aspect ratio, which is super handy if you want to post on multiple platforms.

There's an endless library of filters available too, from simple filters that brighten, darken or add a particular hue to your video, to specialised filters with unique effects like glitch or vintage. With InShot you can also add text, stickers and music anywhere in your video, create voiceovers, slow down or speed up specific points or merge clips seamlessly into one another using over 50 transitions.

Splice - Video Editor and Maker

Available on: iOS
Price: Free with in-app purchases available

With over 70 million downloads to date, Splice is another extremely popular video editor available on iOS. An alternative to InShot, Splice has been designed to make creating shareworthy videos as quick and easy as possible.

Extremely straightforward to use, with Splice you'll have a huge range of professional video editing tools at your fingertips. Alongside tools for trimming, cutting and cropping video clips, you can also adjust playback speed to create slow motion elements or watch in double time. There's a plethora of filters on hand too, and if you're adding photos into your video, you can also adjust background colours and add pan and zoom effects in as well.


There are also plenty of transitions to choose from with Splice, expanding your options from the limited number available in TikTok or Reels. When it comes to sounds, you're free to choose any of the tracks and effects in the Splice library too. You can even import songs from iTunes, subject to iTunes terms and conditions, or add a voice clip with the built-in voice recorder.

It's easy to share directly from Splice too. Once you're happy with your video, download to your camera roll or share instantly to Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and more.

VivaCut - Pro Video Edition

Available on: iOS
Price: Free, with in-app purchases

It doesn't matter if you prefer iOS or Android, you'll be able to find VivaCut - Pro Video Edition on Apple's App Store and the Google Play Store. Free with in-app purchases for those who want even more variety, this app has some really exciting features up its sleeve.

You can really get creative with VivaCut, and alongside those must-have tools that enable you to create precise cuts, splice videos, control clip speeds** and **add in music and voiceovers, you'll find an impressive selection of professional tools on board.


VivaCut's Hollywood Chroma Key for example, essentially acts as a green screen, helping you to layer videos, remove backgrounds and add yourself into any scene. Music Marker, meanwhile, will intelligently add transitions to match the rhythm of whatever music you choose, helping your video to look like it was edited by a pro in seconds. You can even access the built-in editor to adjust your footage and edit brightness, contrast and saturation levels straight from the app.

You can also apply masks to clips, add text, stickers and emojis with just a few taps. Popular glitch effects, aesthetic filters and custom video resolution saving options are all included with VivaCut too.

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