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How to Download TikTok Videos Directly to Android?

Posted by Arch on October 30, 2019
how to download tiktok videos directly to android

TikTok grows in popularity every day with millions of users sharing and watching videos on the app. This video-based phenomenon focuses mostly on funny short videos that aim to entertain the audience.

Some of these videos are so hilarious that they get even better the more times you watch them. However, with the fast-paced TikTok feed, these videos are likely to get lost in the crowd.

To avoid this happening, you can download some of your favorite videos to your Android device to rewatch them later. This article will guide you through three different methods of how to download TikTok videos.

Method 1: Download the Video via Direct Download Option

The TikTok app allows users to download the videos to the internal storage of their device. That said, you’re only able to download videos from users that enabled the ‘saving’ option in the audience settings.

If the user disabled this option and made the profile private, you won’t find the ‘Save Video’ button. The only way to find out is to try and download the video directly. Here’s how to do this:

  1. Launch the TikTok app on your Android device.
  2. Select the desired video.
  3. Tap the ‘Share’ icon on the right side of the screen.
  4. Look for the ‘Save Video’ option. If you can’t locate it, the user set the profile to private.
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  5. Tap the ‘Save Video’ if you see it.

The video will be stored in your Android gallery on the TikTok album.

The major downside of the direct download option is that the TikTok watermark will remain on the video when you download it.

It’s possible for you to download a video without the watermark, but you’ll need to use a third-party app. Read the following section to find out more.

Method 2: Use a Third-Party App

Video Downloader for Social Media is a popular third-party app that you can use to download TikTok videos to your Android device without a watermark. Since the app is extremely popular and available on Google Play Store, you don’t have to worry about the phone’s safety.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Launch the Play Store app.
  2. Type the ‘Video Downloader for Social Media’ in the search bar on the top of the app (or use this link).
  3. Wait for the app to install.
  4. Launch the TikTok app.
  5. Find the video that you want to download.
  6. Tap the ‘Share’ button at the right side of the screen.
  7. Select the ‘Copy link’ option. This will copy the link to the clipboard.
  8. Open the Video Downloader app.
  9. Tap ‘Paste link and download’.
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  10. Select ‘Apps Support’ below the address bar.
  11. Choose TikTok.
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  12. Paste the link to the address bar.
  13. Hit the ‘Download’ button and wait for the video to download.

The best thing about this app is that you can use it for multiple social apps such as Instagram, Facebook, or Likee. On the other hand, if you’re uncertain about using a third-party app to download videos, you can try out the ‘Email option’ from the following section.

Method 3: Sending a Video as an Email Attachment

When you share a TikTok video as an email attachment, the email service will attach the video as an MP4 file.

You can then send it to any address and the recipient can save the attachment to the internal storage. In this case, you can send the email to your address and just save the video to the storage.

Do the following:

  1. Launch the TikTok app on your Android device.
  2. Choose a video that you want to download.
  3. Tap the ‘Share’ icon on the right side of the screen.
  4. Select the ‘Email’ option. Wait for the app to store the video and launch your designated email service.
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  5. Send the email to your address (or any address that you want).
  6. Open your email app or sign-in to your account via browser.
  7. Save the video attachment to your phone.

Unfortunately, the TikTok watermark will remain on the video if you opt for this method. However, this can bypass the private profile restriction, as you can share and download the video even without the ‘Save Video’ option.

Careful with Video Uploads

As you can see, everyone can download your TikTok videos even if you manage your profile to private. Thanks to third-party apps, your videos may end up on the internal storage of people despite your wishes.

You should always be wary that certain content can be open to abuse. Therefore, think twice before uploading any video to avoid any inconvenient situation.

What type of videos do you enjoy on TikTok? Do you save them for laughs? Share some of your favorites with the TechJunkie community in the comments section below.

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