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How To Download TikTok Videos

TikTok allows you to download clips by other users, even without having an account in the platform and although the creator may have blocked that option. If you are looking to download TikTok content or are interested in protecting your videos, in this article we'll get you up-to-speed.

How To Download Videos from TikTok on Your Mobile

The first thing to do is find the video that interests you in 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:

How To Download Videos When the User Has Blocked Downloads

In some cases, the creator of the video you are interested in may have blocked downloads. In that case, when you press the center 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:

How To Protect Your Videos from Unwanted Downloads

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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Thanks for sharing this. The app actually also has the functionality to download videos built directly in it. The only problem is that there's a bloody watermark on it.