The beauty of TikTok is the sheer volume of content on the platform. There are millions of short videos covering everything from lip sync to comedy sketches and commentaries. It’s the perfect app for people with short attention spans and for those teens who are comfortable in front of the camera. But what if you want to keep a TikTok video? Can you download them and if so, what are the best TikTok video downloaders around right now?
You can download TikTok videos to keep on your phone. There is a built in downloader and some third party apps and websites that allow you to download whenever you like.
The strength of TikTok is in the online community and the mix of self-promotion and social media. However, if there is a video you particularly like or one you want to use in a montage or within your own production, it is often easier to download it to a computer and use video editing software there instead of on your phone. These methods will allow you to download TikTok videos for any reason.
The best TikTok video downloaders
Unfortunately for iPhone users, the third-party app downloaders are mainly for Android users. You can use the websites I list though but it isn’t as intuitive. You can also use the built-in downloader within TikTok too if you like.
The TikTok downloader
There is a download option within TikTok that lets you download some videos to your phone. It will leave a watermark though so is not perfect. If you want to download for post editing or to use in your own montage, this is less than ideal but it is an option.
- Open the video you want to download in the TikTok app.
- Select Share and then select Save Video.
The video will be saved in your camera roll and you can access it from within TikTok then selecting your Photos app or from your phone as you normally would. You can then connect your phone to your computer or laptop and download from there if that’s what you’re after.
Use Instagram to download TikTok videos
For some reason, the TikTok downloader doesn’t work with every video. There is likely a privacy setting that can be selected that stops it happening but I’m not sure. There is a workaround that someone in the office showed me though. You will need the Instagram app installed on your phone for this to work.
- Open the video in TikTok and select Share.
- Select the Instagram Stories icon and wait for the app to save the video to Instagram.
- Select the Download option in Instagram and it will download to your camera roll.
When you select Share to Instagram Stories, you will likely see a progress meter and then Instagram will open with the video already there. You can use the standard download feature in Instagram Stories to save it. The video will still be watermarked but it’s another way of saving the video.
Video Downloader For tik tok
The Video Downloader For tik tok app on the Google Play Store (their spelling not mine), is an Android app that lets you download videos. The app is free and has over a million installs. What makes this one of the best TikTok video downloaders around right now is the fact that it removes the watermark as well as downloads the video. This is a very useful feature if you want to create a montage or use the video in your own production. The watermark is subtle but it is still there and will still show up in anything you create that features it. Using this app will remove it and allow you to use the video as you need to.
Video Downloader For TikTok
Even though the names are very similar, this is a different app from a different developer. This app also removes the watermark and aside from the obvious fake reviews, seems to be very popular. It does the same thing as the other app above in much the same way but has a better looking UI.
I promised another method that would work for iPhone users and Musically Saver is it. It’s a website that works like the many YouTube video downloaders but for TikTok. Copy the video URL from TikTok and paste it into the center box. Hit the Download button and the rest is easy. It seems to work the majority of the time and is free so is worth checking out.
Know of any other TikTok video downloaders worth trying? Know of any apps for the iPhone? Other websites? Tell us about them below if you do!