How to Download TikTok Videos: The Ultimate Guide

We all love TikTok videos. We all love some TikTik videos more than others, and these are the ones we want to keep on our devices and send them to friends at a moment’s notice. Fortunately there’s a way to download a TikTok video and send it via your own messenger app or share on another social media site. This works especially well with people who don’t have the TikTok app, so you can download and share your favorite TikTok videos outside of TikTok.

What is a TikTok video?

A TikTok video is a short video that has been created for the TikTok app. It might be a 15-second video of a cat doing something funny, or it could be a 3-minute deep dive into some interior design tips. The addictive and light-hearted nature of TikTok makes many of the videos extremely shareable, and downloading TikTok videos makes it easy to share with friends who don’t use the app.

How to download TikTok videos

Once you learn how to download a TikTok video you’ll be doing it with all the best videos you find. It’s easy in just a couple of taps:

  1. Tap on the white “Share” arrow on the right side of the screen.
  2. Tap “Save Video” in the menu that appears.

That’s literally it. The video will appear in your downloads folder or where you have set the save video function to appear, available for you to share it far and wide. But wait — what happens if the “Save Video” button isn’t there?

Why can’t I download a TikTok video?

Some TikTok videos are protected. Creators have the ability to prevent a TikTok video from being downloaded from the app, instead preferring their videos to be viewed entirely within TikTok. Many users also use it for privacy, keeping the content behind a wall for a select number of people to see. If this is the case, unfortunately you won’t be able to download the TikTok video.

Each TikTok video you download will end with the famous TikTok logo sting at the end. But what if you want to share a TikTok video without the watermark? This is when video editing magic comes in handy. Download your chosen TikTok video and bring it into video editing software like Pinnacle Studio, which gives you a wealth of tools to adjust videos. Simply trim the final few seconds of the video to remove the watermark, then re-render it as a new video.

Save your favorite content

Downloading TikTok videos is a useful way of sharing your favorite content with people who don’t have access to the TikTok app, and keeping a permanent version of the video will be useful if ever the creator decides to delete it. If the profile is unprotected, anyone can download a TikTok video by just hitting “Share” and then “Save Video” in the TikTok app. If, however, that option isn’t available to you it’s probably because the creator has enabled security to prevent it being downloaded. If you want to remove the TikTok logo from the end of a video, simply download it, import it into Pinnacle Studio, trim the last couple of seconds and re-render the video as a new one.

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