What does crop mean on TikTok?

An edited TikTok video

On TikTik, a "crop" is a video modified from the original version. TikTok users often post "we need a crop" in the comments section of TikTok videos to ask for a video that is shorter and more to the point, or is cropped to remove unwanted areas of the video.

The term comes from the cropping of digital photographs, where the editor removes unwanted areas of a photo. It's unclear who started the "we need a crop" trend, but it became popular on TikTok in March 2022.

Most TikTok users post "crop" on videos they deem too long, infuriating content creators who put a lot of time into making the videos. For this reason, many people view "crop" and "we need a crop" negatively.


Yo, we need a crop. This is way too long
We need a crop on TikTok
We need a crop on TikTok

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Updated April 5, 2022

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