TikTok allows you to download clips made by other users, even without having an account on the platform and although the creator may have blocked that option. If you are looking to download TikTok content (also without a watermark) or are interested in protecting your videos, in this article we'll get you up-to-speed.
The first step is to find the video that you want to download on TikTok. Once you have found it, press the center of the screen continuously and a menu will open with the option Save video. Select it and wait for the video to download:
In some cases, the creator of the video you are interested in may have blocked downloads. In that case, when you press the centre of the screen, the Save video option will not appear.
Luckily, there is a work around. Both Android and Apple have external applications that allow you to download blocked videos.
If you have an Android phone, you can download the Video Downloader app for free from TikTok, available on the Google Play Store.
If your device is an iPhone, there is a shortcut called TikTok downloader, found in the Shortcuts options included in iOS 12 and later.
To save TikTok videos without a watermark, start by downloading the TikTok Video Downloader app and installing it on your phone.
Next, open the TikTok app, go to the video that you want to download, and click the Share icon:
Next, click Copy Link:
A message confirming the copy of the link will appear on the screen. You should, then, open the TikTok Video Downloader app and click the file icon:
All downloaded videos will appear in the Downloads box:
You can click to watch your downloaded videos or to share them directly on social media.
As you see, it is easy to download videos from users even without their consent. But what happens if you would like to protect your TikTok videos against these tricks?
Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent your videos from being downloaded if your profile is public. Therefore, we recommend that if you want to keep your publications safe, make your account private. That way, only those who you choose can see your videos. To do this, enter the application, go to Settings, and modify your privacy level. If you also don't want to be found, disable the option Allow others to find me.
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