No doubt that TikTok the short-videos app, is the most popular social media platform nowadays, especially appreciated by the young generation Z. At the end of June 2020, the Indian government blocked the Tiktok app (among another 58 apps made in China) to preserve “data sovereignty”. For that matter, the app had more than 611 million (30% of the global market) downloads in India and more than one billion worldwide. The polemic around the app and its security is still trending and the app could end up being blocked in other countries sooner or later (USA, Australia, EU and others are considering banning it as well). However, it is still possible to download your data from the TikTok app even if it is banned in your country. Read on to discover how to do it.
Since you can no longer find TikTok in the Google Play Store or Apple Store in India if you haven’t already deleted the app, you are still able to collect your videos from it to have a backup should the app will stop working on your device.
Please, note, that this method will leave the TikTok watermark on your video. Check this article to learn how to download your TikTok videos without a watermark.
The other way to collect your videos from TikTok after it’s been banned in your country is to send a request to the app itself and ask for your data. To do so, follow these steps:
After this, the request will proceed. It might take up to 30 days, so be patient. When the folder with your videos is ready, you will have only 4 days to download it. Go to the Download Data tab and tap on Download next to the requested folder.
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