TikTok has gained unparalleled popularity in much less time as compared to other social media apps. The app was previously known as Musical.ly, is the most popular among youth as it creates a platform to share short video moments. It lets you express yourself with the short video content of 15 seconds. This video may be edited with different music of your choice, style elements, funny expressions and memes to share this content with the community. The app is in top 10 most downloaded apps of Android & Apple app ranking. After gaining wide popularity in India, it has now entered into European & US market. This make is one of the trending startup app in the world with over $1 billion valuation.
While on TikTok you may come across with some videos which you might like to share with your friends on other platforms. To share videos, you should have download it on your device. Here we will discuss the steps about how to download videos from TikTok on the Android & iPhone smartphones.
1. Use Save Video Option
TikTok already provides you the Save Video option for various videos. While browsing the catalogue on the app videos play automatically, at that time simply select the share button and select the Save Video option from the app. By this way you can download the video on your iPhone’s Photos app or separate album of these videos will be generated by the Photos app.
2. Download Using Instagram
In case you find some videos without the option of Save video, then you have to follow a different way to save videos on your device. Hit the share option to download video and select the Instagram Stories option. But when you are at Instagram Stories interface just select the download option and cancel uploading. If you don’t have Instagram account you should download the app and sign in over there.
3. Use Total app (Third-Party app)
The third-party app Total will allow you to download & save TikTok videos on your smartphones. After the rise of Musical.ly many apps are letting us download videos & in the Total is best option. Get this app from Android Play Store or iOS App Store and link it to TikTok app.
4. Save As a GIF
You can also save the videos as GIFs if you don’t like the sound or music in a particular video. The process is same, to save video as a GIF, tap on the share button and select save as the GIF option from the menu. The video will be converted and saved on your iPhone, if you don’t find the save GIF option then follow the same procedure as mentioned for the Save video option.
5. Save as Live Photo
You can also save the video as Live Photo, to do this press the share button, scroll the menu to the right and you will see the Live Photo option. Now select this option and the video will be converted into Live Photos and saved in the Photos gallery of your iPhone.
By this way you can save the videos from TikTok to your Android or iPhone smartphones. The best way to download videos from the app is to use the Save Video option and in case if you don’t find such option you may resort to the other ways as provided. Videos saved and converted as GIFs and Live photos can be shared on the other platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram etc. Need any help, then ask me in the conversation box below.
Madhav Biradar started his career in technology back in 2011, where he covered mobile & gaming articles. He is an enthusiast in smartphone & wearable gadgets. In his free time, he likes to read about new tech gadgets and watch movies.