How to Download TikTok Videos [Best 5 Methods in 2021]

By Cecilia Hwung | Last Update:

TikTok now is available across 154 countries worldwide in 75 different languages and has over 900 million monthly active users. This app goes extremely popular for it is different from traditional social media platforms. It allows more active participation of its audience and everyone has an equal chance to show their lip-sync videos, video challenges, pranks, etc. And from the perspective of general viewers, we can get much pleasure within 15 minutes.

But as it comes fast, it goes fast as well. A funny and creative video that you watched just a second ago might not come to your page anymore. Even though you've added the video to your Likes, it is likely to be deleted or set to private by its creator. The best solution is to download TikTok videos that mean something to you and you want to watch them later repeatedly.

Don't know how to download TikTok videos? Today, we've rounded up the 5 best methods in 2021 to help you out. Check them now.

Download TikTok videos

1. How to Download TikTok Videos with the Save Video Option

In most cases, TikTok offers a download button for videos. And it is the easiest way to save TikTok videos to mobile apps. If you are new to TikTok without knowing how to find this option, check the how-to steps below.

Step 1. Open TikTok and find the video you want to download.

Step 2. Tap on the curved arrow icon and you will a download button on the bottom of the screen saying "Save video".

Option: Press on the middle of the screen and hold for a while. Then the save button will pop up.

Step 3. Hit the download button. Finally, you can find the TikTok video in the camera roll of your phone.

How to download TikTok video with the download button
How to download TikTok video with the download button

Why can't I see the "Save video" option on TikTok?

Because the video creator blocked the video and doesn't allow others to download his/her work on TikTok. If you want to download these blocked videos, you need the help of third-party TikTok video downloaders which will be introduced in the following parts.

2. How to Download TikTok Videos on iPhone

iOS system is special because it puts each application in a sandbox for security reasons, which makes it hard to find video download apps for TikTok videos. After testing the most recommended methods on the internet, we finally found a nifty TikTok downloader shortcut, DTikTok. It is able to bypass blocked downloads and download TikTok videos without watermarks.

Step 1. Add DTikTok to the Shortcuts library and hit "OK" when it asks your permission to allow untrusted shortcuts.

Step 2. Hit the share icon on a TikTok video, and tap "Other" in the "Share to" option.

Step 3. Then choose DTikTok in the shortcuts list. When it pops up windows to ask for your permission, just keep tapping "OK".

Step 4. Then it'll begin to download the TikTok video to your camera roll. When it is finished, you can open the Photos app to watch it.

Download a TikTok video on iPhone
Download a TikTok video on iPhone

Note: Shortcuts tend to expire shortly so you have to keep up to its latest version. Of course, there are optional methods like using the Total files app, sharing to IG Stories and then save it from IG, etc.

3. How to Download TikTok Videos on Android

On Android smartphones, finding a TikTok downloader app is quite easy. You can search in Google Play and get tons of tools. The tutorial below is about how to download TikTok to MP4 with SnapTik.

Step 1. Download and install SnapTik on your Android phone.

Step 2. Open TikTok. Press the share button of your favorite video and copy the video link.

Step 3. Open SnapTik and paste the link to it. Choose "Download Video No Watermark".

Step 4. When it is downloaded, you can play and share it via a tap in this app.

Download a TikTok video on Android
Download a TikTok video on Android

4. How to Download TikTok Videos on PC

TikTok has released a TikTok PC app in 2020 and you can watch TikTok videos within a computer browser now. If you come across any funny TikTok videos on your computer, a powerful video downloader could help you save them without switching between your phone and computer.

VideoProc Converter, a versatile video editor built with a video download engine, catches up to the latest download module of most video websites. Most notably, it can save locked TikTok videos and download all TikTok videos of a user at once. What's more, downloading TikTok videos in VideoProc Converter is easy as ABC for anyone. And compared to most online TikTok downloaders, VideoProc Converter is 100% reliable and free.

VideoProc Converter - Best TikTok Video Downloader for Windows & Mac

  • Download protected TikTok to MP4 in the original video quality.
  • Convert downloaded videos to MOV, AVI, MP3, and 370+ formats.
  • Edit TikTok videos as you like, denoise, deshake, crop, add texts, etc.
  • Fetch videos from 1000+ websites, including but not limited to TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter.
  • Bonus features: video compressing, screen recording, DVD ripping, etc.

Step 1. Find your favorite TikTok video, e.g. the top viral video @bellapoarch does M to the B, and copy its link.

Copy TikTok video link
Copy TikTok video link

Step 2. Launch VideoProc Converter on your computer. Open its built-in video downloader and hit "+Video". Then you can paste the link to it and wait for it to analyze the link. When the link analysis is finished, choose a video resolution, and click "Download the selected video".

Paste TikTok video URL to VideoProc
Paste TikTok video URL to VideoProc Converter

Step 3. If you want to download multiple TikTok videos, just keep pasting the URL to its "+Video" option. Then select a folder on your PC to save the videos.

Download multiple TikTok videos in VideoProc
Download multiple TikTok videos in VideoProc Converter

Step 4. Finally, hit the "RUN" button to start downloading the video/videos from TikTok. In just a few seconds, you can watch the video on your computer's local storage.

5. How to Download TikTok Videos Online

The last method is to use online TikTok video downloaders, for instance:

  • ttdownloader.com
  • ssstik.io
  • downloaderi.com
  • tiktokdownloader.org

These online downloaders follow a simple workflow in common. Take the first one as an example here:

Step 1. Go to TikTok and copy the link of the video you want to save.

Step 2. Visit ttdownloader.com and paste the TikTok video link into this online downloader.

Step 3. And hit the red button saying "Get video"

Download a TikTok video online
Download a TikTok video online

Step 4. Then you'll be presented with multiple download options, you can choose to download the video without the TikTok logo, or download the audio only. Just click the download button after the option, and then the video will be saved in your browser downloads folder.

Is there a chrome addon to download TikTok videos?

Yes. By searching "video downloader for TikTok" on the chrome web store, you'll be surprised by many free extensions.

For example, TT Downloader. This is an HD downloader for TikTok on the chrome browser. After installing this app on the browser, a yellow download icon will appear in the right upper corner of the TikTok video. Just hit it, and the video will be downloaded from the TikTok website.

Conclusion

Wherever TikTok is going, downloading our favorite videos from TikTok is always necessary just like we want to save videos from Facebook, Twitter, Dailymotion, etc. for viewing later or documenting some precious video that might be deleted by the creator.

But the download button sometimes greys out as the video creator blocked the option. For iPhone and Android, quite a few TikTok downloader apps can help you out. When it comes to downloading TikTok videos on a computer, we'd recommend the safe and free downloader program, VideoProc Converter, which is powerful to batch download TikTok to MP4 in the best video quality, and provides you extra editing and converting tools.

Disclaimer: Any copy-protected or authorized videos you download from TikTok are not recommended for illegal and commercial use.

About The Author

Cecilia Hwung is the marketing manager of Digiarty Software and the editor-in-chief of VideoProc team. She pursues common progress with her team and expects to share more creative content and useful information to readers. She has strong interest in copywriting and rich experience in video editing tips.

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