How to Download TikTok Videos on Desktop and Mobile

By | April 9, 2022

TikTok is a treasure trove of tiny videos. And you may even have shared some TikTok videos with friends. But what if you want to download a TikTok video to watch later?

In this article, we will show you how to download TikTok videos on desktop and mobile. Which is much easier than you think.

Why You Should Download TikTok Videos

There are several reasons why you might want to download TikTok videos.

TikTok comes with an endless stream of unique and fresh entertainment. Since the app doesn’t have a native offline mode, you can download the clips you want to watch later when you’re without an internet connection.

Also, you may prefer to share videos over links in messaging apps. TikTok isn’t just about lip-syncing or silly videos either. It houses various videos such as cooking tutorials. Therefore, you can use the download function to, for example, save a recipe for a food that you want to try at some point.

As we will discuss later in this article, TikTok allows you to download other people’s videos directly. However, regardless of TikTok’s policies, you should pay attention to people’s privacy and not abuse these methods for illicit purposes.

How to Download TikTok Videos on Android and iOS

TikTok offers a built-in download button on its Android and iOS apps. It instantly saves the videos you watch on your phone’s local storage.

To download TikTok videos, you must first launch the app. Sign in if you haven’t already. The download option will only work as long as you are logged in.

Next, navigate to the video you want to save, and tap on it. There will be some quick actions in the bottom right corner of the video player. The features you’re looking for are under the buttons Share. Select it, then tap Save Video.

The app will start downloading the video and pull the social referensi carousel to forward the file immediately. Since the video is saved to your phone’s gallery, you don’t have to share it right away if you don’t want to. You can simply go back to ditch the social icons and access videos from your camera roll.

Keep in mind that when you share a video from TikTok, the app automatically sends it as a video instead of a referensi. Therefore, you do not need to press the button Save as Video manually when you just want to forward it on social or messaging apps.

How to Download TikTok Videos as GIF

You also have the option to download TikTok videos as GIFs. Option Share as GIF is at the far right of the same line as Save Video. When you tap on it, TikTok lets you trim the clip however you want too. Press Generate to save the generated GIF on your phone.

Note that TikTok users have the ability to make their videos private. In that case, the button Save Video will not be available to viewers. As a workaround, you can record your phone’s screen while it’s playing.

On iOS, users can use the native screen recording option. To add it to control center, go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls, and in More Controls, tap the green plus button next to Screen Recording. Pull up control center, touch screen recording button.

You can block users from downloading your TikTok videos by going to Settings > Privacy and Safety and turn off options Allow Download.

How to Download TikTok Videos on Desktop

Unlike its mobile app, TikTok’s download option is not available on its website. So, you have to use a third party service to download TikTok videos on your computer.

TikTok Video Downloader

A website called TikTok Videos Downloader is one of these third party services. It allows you to save any TikTok video in its original resolution. All you need to do is enter the clip referensi.

To grab a TikTok video referensi, open it in your web browser, and copy the URL of the page from the address bar at the top.

Once you have the referensi, head over to TikTok Videos Downloader. Paste the URL in the giant text box in the middle. Click Download and select the format. You can download it as a video or MP3 audio file. Videos will be saved in folder Download your computer.

Instant Google Chrome Extension

Alternatively, you can install a Google Chrome extension titled Instant and avoid pasting copies. Instant allows you to tag and download videos from Instagram and TikTok.

When you install Instant, you will see a new flash icon in the top right corner of Google Chrome. Go to the TikTok video you want to download. Click button Instant to bookmark the video clip.

Right click again and select Options. Instant will launch a new dashboard-like page where you will find all your saved TikTok or Instagram videos. To download it to your computer, hover over the video thumbnail and click the orange arrow button.

If you don’t want this to be a two-step process, you can change it in the Instant settings. In the upper right corner of the Instant dashboard, click the button Preferences and enable the option “Download automatically saved videos to your computer”. Now, Instant will download the video locally to your desktop as soon as you save the TikTok clip.

Instant is not yet available for other browsers. However, Mozilla Firefox users can try an add-on called TikTok Downloader.

Tips For Using TikTok

TikTok is home to some of the funniest videos on the internet today. And using this method you can easily save your favorite TikTok videos to your phone or computer.

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