By now, most people are familiar with . The app skyrocketed to worldwide popularity in less than two years and only continues to grow. Using it is pretty simple, so even newcomers have likely figured out how to record and share videos. But what if youd like to download TikTok videos to enjoy later?
Its possible to do, both with and without the app. Heres how to download TikTok videos on mobile and desktop.
How to download TikTok videos
Dont let the apps bells and whistles worry you. TikTok has a simple approach to downloading videosyour own and videos from your favorite creators.
Before we dive into the details, however, youll need to have the app. There are a few workarounds, which well get into later, but the easiest and most reliable path to downloading a video is through the app itself.
Download TikTok videos directly from the app
Thankfully, TikTok doesnt overcomplicate the process of downloading a video.
When it comes to your own videos, they automatically save to your device when you upload them to the app. The videos should appear in your gallery. If you want to download an old TikTok video from your account, just find the video and tap on the three dots in the bottom-right corner of the screen. You should see the option to save. Tap that, and the video will download to your device.
Downloading a video from another TikToker is nearly as simple. Just go into the app, sign into your account, and find the video you want to download. Then locate the share buttonit looks like a curved arrowin the bottom-right corner. That will give you a variety of sharing options, as well as the option to save the video to your device. If a users account or videos are private, however, you wont have the option to save.
Download TikTok videos on desktop
While it isnt as easy to download TikTok videos , there are options.
TikTok does not allow downloads from its website, which means that to download TikToks on a desktop, youre going to need a third-party website. One of the first websites to show up in a Google search may be tiktokvideodownload.com. Unfortunately, upon attempting to use this site myself, I was unable to download any TikToks.
However, tiktokdownloader.net is simple and worked flawlessly. All you need to do is visit the website and find the video you want to download. You should see a link at the bottom of your selected TikTok video, as well as the option to copy it. If not, you can copy the URL from the address bar at the top of your screen. Then, paste the link into the provided box and click get video. Assuming your link works, the site will then offer you the option to download the video with or without a watermark, or just as audio. Select which one you are interested in, and the video will save to your desktop.
Download TikTok videos as GIFs
Another fun option that TikTok provides is to download videos, or portions of videos, as GIFs. In the same row as the save video option, youll see the share as GIF option. Once selected, the app will even allow you to trim the video to your liking.
Once youve trimmed and adjusted the clip, just tap generate to save the GIF to your phone.