TikTok, previously known as Musical.ly, is a great source of short-form and vertical videos. It has recently exploded into the mainstream to become one of the most popular video sharing sites, certainly giving YouTube a run for its money. There are tons of fun video contents on TikTok and you should often come across amazing videos that you want to download for entertainment or sharing with others.
Good news is, downloading TikTok videos is as easy as downloading Facebook videos. If you’re wondering how to download and save your favorite TikTok videos offline, here is the right place. In this article, we are going to show you different ways to download videos from TikTok, both on computer and mobile devices. Read on to find out how.
Below are three effective ways to download TikTok videos to your Windows or Mac desktops. You don’t need to install any third-party apps on your computer.
You can easily access the source code of a TikTok video and extract the download link to save that video to your computer. Follow these simple steps:
Copy the video’s link using the Copy link feature on your phone and send the link to your computer.
Open the link on your browser. Right click on it and choose Inspect.
Find the video download link which should be ended with .mp4. Open this link in a new tab.
Now, simply right-click on the video and click Save Video As... to download it to your computer.
Another great way to download TikTok videos without watermark is to use an online downloader. Here we’ll take MusicallyDown as example to show you the steps:
Go to https://musicallydown.com/ to access this online TikTok Video Download.
Paste the TikTok video’s URL on the provided box and then click Download.
In the next window, click Download MP4 Now to begin downloading the video.
You can also install the Instant Google Chrome Extension and then use it to download the video from TikTok. This extension supports both TikTok and Instagram. Here’s what you need to do:
Go to the Chrome web store and search for the Instant extension. When you find it, click on Add to Chrome to install the extension to your browser.
You should see a lightning bolt at the top right corner of the browser, indicating that Instant has been installed successfully.
Now simply open the TikTok video you would like to download and then right click on it and select Save to Instant.
If you use an iOS device, you have three different options to download TikTok videos to your iPhone or iPad:
If the owner has enabled the download feature for the videos that you wish to save, you can use the built-in save option to download TikTik videos to your iPhone.
Run the TikTok app on your iPhone or iPad and then play the video you would like to save.
Tap on the Share button and then choose Save video. When the Share to option appears, just ignore it and tap Done.
The video will be downloaded to your iPhone/iPad and stored in the Photos app.
Also, you can simply long-press the TikTok video and then choose Save video. In this way, you don’t need to open the share menu.
If the creators choose to block viewers from downloading their videos, don’t worry, you can still download the TikTik videos via the Instagram app.
First ensure that you have the Instagram app installed on your iPhone and you are logged in.
Open TikTok on your device and then locate the video you would like to download.
Tap on the Share button and then tap on the Stories or Instagram button instead of the Save video button.
A progress bar will appear indicating that the video is being saved and then Instagram will open with the Add a New Story screen. The video will start playing.
To save the video, simply tap on the Download button at the top toolbar. The downloaded video will be saved to the device’s Camera Roll.
Apart from the Instagram app, you can also save a download-disabled TikTok video to your iPhone using the Total files app. Here’s how to do it:
Open the TikTok app and search for the video you want to download.
Tap on the Share button and then choose Copy Link to copy the URL of the video.
Now open the Total files App (You can install it from the App Store) and tap on the Globe icon at the bottom-right.
Paste the copied video’s link in the address bar and then tap Go. Then play the TikTok video on your iPhone’s screen.
Tap on the video when it is playing and when the app asks if you want to download the video, tap on the checkmark icon.
Select a destination folder to save the video and tap Done. The video will be downloaded to the Total files app.
Once the video has been downloaded, tap on the File icon and in the local section, you should be able to see the downloaded video. If you want to save the video on the device’s Camera Roll, tap on Share and then choose Save Video.
If you use an Android device, the following are your options to download TikTok videos to your phone or tablet:
The most easiest way to download TikTok videos to your Android device is also using the TikTok app itself. Here is how to do it:
Open the TikTok app on your Android device and then locate the video you would like to download.
Tap on the arrow icon at the right side-bar, you will see several options to share the selected video.
Simply tap on Save video and the TikTok video will be downloaded to your device quickly.
When the video is successfully downloaded to your device, you will see a menu asking you to share the video, just tap Cancel.
Now you can open the Gallery app on your phone to find and play the downloaded TikTok video.
If you are unable to directly save the videos to your Android device, you can make use of WhatsApp to download those TikTok videos.
Open WhatsApp on your Android device and tap on the three dots at the top-right corner, then select New group.
Select a contact and add him/her to a group. Don’t worry, you can easily remove them later and they will not see the downloaded videos.
Name the new group and tap the check mark sign, then open it and click on its name at the top.
Find the contact you have added to the group, tap on it and then select Remove to delete them from the group.
Open TikTok on your device and find the video you would like to download. Play it and then tap on the Share icon on the right.
Select WhatsApp and then choose the newly created group to share the video with.
Now you can download the TikTok video from WhatsApp, just open File Manager on your device and go to Internal Storage > WhatsApp > Media > WhatsApp Video > Sent.
You can also use Video Downloader for Social Media, a third-party app that can be used to download any video from TikTok. Follow these simple steps to use it:
Install the Video Downloader for Social Media app in your device. It is free and available on the Google Play Store.
Open TikTok and copy the link for the video you want to download.
Paste the link into Video Downloader for Social Media app and the app should begin to download the video immediately.
When the download is complete, the video will be available on your Android device.
Justin is a technical expert who loves technology and a big video fan. He writes about helpful video tips, video converting and downloading tutorials.