How to save videos on TikTok?
Gone are the days of yesternight when our gadgets were databases of a plethora of consumed data, when we used to save anything; from a picture seen on the internet to a hefty movie which burdened our phones and made them run like sloths.
With the advent of Netflix, Prime Video, and many other video and social media platforms, we can download and save the desirable content at their respective places.
No more hustling around for the space(memory), cramming data into unknown corners of our devices or memory sticks.
And then having to navigate around like a ship in a storm when looking for a particular thing that we had saved, probably ages ago.
All that is behind us now. We are organised and fully furnished in our data segregation now.
TikTok, one of the most consumed form of social media platforms, with the videos uploaded there tend to get the most eyeballs all over the world.
In barely a few years since its inception, TikTok has managed to take the world and its inhabitants by storm, virtually revolutionising content delivery and content consumption.
Videos ranging between fun challenges(and sometimes fatal) to videos aimed at social change & activism, the TikTok database has it all covered.
What initially started out as a fad for young people and mostly teenagers has its hooks among all kinds of demographic variations.
TikTok has made it possible for individuals or groups of individuals with virtually no social identities to morph into celebrities with a significantly massive global followerbase and audience.
While there are those who appreciate and advocate the TikTok and such platform, there are many detractors too.
But that perhaps is a subject of discussion for some other time.
This post is all about TikTok and how to make the most of it while consuming content over it. In this post we will be answering a few queries about how to save videos on TikTok.
People from all demographics tend to watch and rewatch videos.
A constant and never-ceasing flurry of new videos keep filling up the timeline and replacing the old ones.
Chances are that a video you watched a few seconds ago will get lost in the swarming, beating and buzzing heart of this video behemoth that keeps changing its shape.
This social media quandary raises a few questions.
One of them being, ‘How to save videos on TikTok?’
Let’s get right to it before the videos that we so much like get lost in the abyss of TikTok.
How do I save videos on TikTok?
To put it simply, we will have to download the desired video(s) on our device locally which, I agree, is a thing of the past but, until there is some innovation taking place over at the headquarters of TikTok, this is what we got.
So how do we save videos on Tiktok:
Found a video that you liked so much that you want to save it but don’t know how?
We got you covered! Tap the “Share” icon in the bottom right corner of the screen before the video begins to play.
A symbol that says “Download” should appear in place of the sharing option for social networking platforms.
Alternatively, depending on your version, it can be referred to as “Save Locally.”
As soon as we click on that, the video will start downloading immediately.
Once the download has completed, as you can see in your notification bar, you should be able to find the newest TikTok video on your camera roll once it has finished downloading, so you can keep it forever.
You can check within your preferred gallery app to confirm this.
Where did that TikTok video go?
TikTok doesn’t have an ‘in-app saving’ feature, so whenever we save/download anything from the app, the downloaded video(s) will be saved in your device’s local memory.
By local memory I mean the internal memory that comes with your device.
Better keep in mind what we are downloading, eh?
I am unable to save some videos. Why is that?
Exclusive content is the TikTok currency, and everybody wants to either create the most exclusive content or have it.
So in the perspective of creating and owning content, the content creator/owner wants it to be exclusive and to maintain precisely that, the creator protects the content by not allowing the users to download it by switching off the option in their profile settings.
It basically prevents the audience from downloading their content through the app, or in the broader terms, legally.
However, there are multiple tools available on the internet that will let you download the restricted videos but they also come with potential infringement clauses and likely lawsuits.
For personal use and gratification, saving any kind of available content shall not incur any legal troubles for you.
But, always remember to give due credit to the creators when and if using their content for publishing purposes.
You can also buy fans and likes for your TikTok account if you struggle as a newbie.
That’s all for today. Thank you for reading until the end.