Have you ever seen a TikTok video that you just had to save for later? While most TikTok videos are easy to save to your phone or PC, some aren’t so easily downloadable. So, to make it easier, here is our guide on how to save ANY TikTok video.

How to save TikTok videos on your phone

Your phone is the easiest way to download TikTok videos. TikTok offers this feature directly within the app for many videos, and there are currently three ways to do it.

How to save TikTok videos

The easiest way – long press

When you’ve found the video you want to download, simply press and hold your finger on the middle of the screen. A menu will come up that says 'Save Video' at the very top. Simply click on that button, and the video will start to download to your phone.

The easy way – share save

The second way you can save TikTok videos within the app starts by clicking on the 'Share' arrow on the right-hand side of the screen. A menu will pop up from the bottom with a variety of buttons. The third row (or the one closest to the bottom) has an icon with a downward-facing arrow. Clicking that will save the TikTok video to your phone.

The harder way – TTDownloader

Unfortunately, some videos on TikTok have the save functionality disabled. For these videos, you have to do a bit more to download them. First, you need to get the video share URL by clicking the “Share” arrow. In the second row, scroll until you find the “Copy Link” button and click on that. Now, go to your phone’s internet browser and type in TTdownloader.com. There will be a space to paste in the TikTok URL, then click “Get Video.”

This will present you with three options:

  • No Watermark means there will be no TikTok overlay/username on the video. It will be an entirely clean video that will download to your phone. You should only use this if you plan to remix the content to make it your own. Do not use this option if you intend to re-upload the content as if it were your own – that violates copyright law.
  • Watermark means the TikTok standard overlay will be present. If you plan to reupload the content elsewhere, this is the preferred format. While you should seek permission before doing that, this option at least gives them credit.
  • Audio Only means you will only download the sound from the video. Useful if you want to use that sound/song/meme in your own videos.

How to save TikTok videos on your computer

On a computer, there is only one easy way to download TikTok videos. First, you need to find the TikTok video you’re looking for by navigating to TikTok and copying the URL at the top. Next, head to TTDownloader and paste the link in the empty form space. Click on “Get Video,” and the options presented will be: No Watermark, Watermark, and Audio Only. Select the option best suited for your needs – and click “Download Video.” Shortly after, the video will download directly to your computer.

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