How to Download TikTok Videos Anywhere

Tiktok Videos

TikTok is a popular short-form video platform with nearly 1 billion monthly active users. If you’re looking to download TikTok videos, you’re not alone. In this article, we show you how to download TikTok videos anywhere.

Why Download TikTok Videos

The main reason to download TikTok videos is so that you can watch them offline anytime. There are a variety of videos you may want to replay over and over again, and downloading these videos is the best way to do that.

Whatever your reason, you will find the instructions below on how to download TikTok videos anywhere.

How to Download TikTok Videos Anywhere

You can download TikTok videos anywhere, using any device, including Android, iOS, and PC. You can use a screen recorder or browser extension and output them as a GIF and with or without a watermark.

How to Download TikTok Videos on Android

1. Open the TikTok app and log in to your account if you haven’t already.

Tiktok Tap Share Button

2. Tap on a video, then tap the share button to reveal a hidden menu.

Tiktok Tap Save Video

3. From the menu, tap “Save video.” If this is your first download, tap “ALLOW” to grant access to TikTok.

4. When your download reaches 100%, share options will appear.

5. You can share to Facebook, WhatsApp, WhatsApp Status, Twitter, Messenger, or “Other.” Do note that TikTok videos are shared as mp4 files and not links.

If your intention is to share, you can do so directly from the Share button without having to download the video.

How to Download TikTok Videos on iOS

1. Open the TikTok app and log in to your account if you haven’t already.

1 Tap Share Button

2. Tap on a video, then tap the Share button.

2 Tap Save Video

3. In the Share menu, tap the “Save video” download button.

4. If you have never accessed your camera roll from TikTok, it will ask for access to your photos. Either choose “Select Photos” or “Allow Access to All Photos.”

5. After your video finishes downloading, you will be asked what you want to do with the saved video. You can share via SMS, Facebook or “Other.”

How to Download TikTok Videos as GIF (Android)

GIF is a popular image file format that allows you to create and save both static and animated images.

To download your favorite TikTok videos as GIFs:

1. Open TikTok and select a video.

2. Tap the Share button, scroll to the extreme right, and tap “Share as GIF.”

Tiktok Tap Share As Gif 1

3. Once it loads to 100%, you can trim the video up to a minimum of two seconds by dragging any or both of the pink columns on either side of the preview carousel.

Tiktok Trim Gif

4. Tap the “Generate” button in the top-right corner when done.

5. Your GIF is now ready and saved to your file manager. To share your TikTok GIF, tap WhatsApp, SMS, Messenger, Twitter, or “Other.”

How to Download TikTok Videos as GIF (iOS)

1. Open the TikTok app and go to the video you want to share as a GIF.

1 Tap Share Button 1

2. Tap the Share button, scroll to your right, and tap “Share as GIF.”

5 Tap Share As Gif

3. The file will start converting to GIF.

4. Once you get a message that the GIF was successfully converted, you can share through SMS or “Other.”

How to Download TikTok Videos Using Screen Record

To download TikTok videos using a screen recorder:

1. On Android, open TikTok and select the video you want to download.

2. Drag your finger down the top of the screen to access your Quick Settings menu.

3. Pull down again to expand the Quick Settings menu, then tap “Screen Recorder” just as or before the video begins.

Android Start Screen Recorder

4. Tap the stop button in the bottom-right corner when done. The video will be stored in your default storage.

Note: Screen recording of TikTok videos is not possible on iOS.

How to Download TikTok Videos on Desktop Using a Browser Extension

The download option is currently not available when using TikTok on your desktop or a browser. However, there are simple workarounds for this using third-party web apps or browser extensions.

1. Get and install the TikTok Downloader extension from Vidfrom via the Chrome web store.

2. Go to TikTok on your Chrome browser, locate the video you want to download, and click on it to expand the video pane.

Tiktok Video Download Via Extension

3. Click the extensions icon to reveal all installed Chrome extensions, then click on TikTok Downloader. You may have already pinned it to the extensions toolbar.

Tiktok Clik Download In Side Panel

4. Scroll to the bottom of the side panel that loads and click “Download.” This will download the video in MP4. You can also download audio.

How to Download TikTok Videos without a Watermark Using Web Apps

For this demonstration, we are using SSSTikTok, a popular TikTok download tool, to download videos. You can also use TTDownloader, among others.

1. Launch the TikTok desktop client on your PC or go to TikTok on your browser and log in to your account.

Tiktok Click Copy Link

2. Select or search for the video you want to download, hover your mouse pointer over the Share button, and click “Copy link.”

Tiktok Paste Link Click Download

3. Go to SSSTikTok and paste the link in the space provided, then click “Download.”

3. Your video will be converted. When ready, click “Without watermark” to download your TikTok videos without watermark.

How to Download TikTok Videos as MP3

If you convert your TikTok videos from the default MP4 to MP3, you’ll have smaller files, more storage space, and offline access. You can also create a playlist with the MP3s and play your favorite videos as audio in the background, allowing you to multitask.

1. Open TikTok in your browser or desktop client and locate the video you want to share.

2. Click on “Copy link.”

3. Open SSSTikTok and paste the link, then click “Download” as you did when downloading without the watermark.

Tiktok Paste Click Download Format

4. Click “Download MP3” to download the video in MP3.

Alternatively, if you use Chrome, click on the three-dots icon in the media player, then click “Download.”

Tiktok Download Mp3

Your TikTok video will be downloaded to your designated downloads folder.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is downloading TikTok videos legal?

Yes, it is. You can legally download TikTok videos.

2. Can you use other people’s TikTok videos in your own compilation?

Yes, you can, but with permission from the rightsholder. If you use other people’s videos without permission, you may be in violation of TikTok’s ToS and Community Guidelines. However, not all unauthorized uses of copyrighted content constitutes an infringement, according to TikTok.

3. What can you do if your videos are being used in violation of TT terms and copyright laws?

Contact the user in question and request that such content be taken down. If the perpetrator refuses or persists, you can contact TikTok for help.

Wrapping Up

TikTok videos are a ton of fun. Use these tips outlined in this article to download TikTok videos and save and share your fun moments.

While at it, remember to protect your online accounts with strong passwords and two-step authentication and respect other users’ rights.

Joy Okumoko
Joy Okumoko

Joy derives joy from learning, exploring, and teaching the latest tech tips and trends. When not writing, you can find her knitting, crocheting, or creating other amazing handcrafts.

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