How to Save TikTok Videos (With Photos)

TikTok has taken the world by storm, with over 1 billion monthly active users. That makes it one of the top 5 most visited websites today. With so many funny, inspiring and creative videos, you‘ll inevitably want to save some for watching again later. But TikTok doesn‘t make downloading videos obvious.

In this in-depth guide, I‘ll show you expert techniques for saving videos on both mobile and desktop, along with some power user tips to take your TikTok reuse game to the next level!

Why You Should Save TikTok Videos

Before jumping into the how-to, let me convince you why downloading TikTok videos can be so useful:

  • Rewatch Viral Laughs – Ever stumbled on a TikTok so funny it leaves you in tears? Saving it lets you send repeat laughs to friends and family.
  • Preserve Meaningful Moments – Whether it‘s an inspiring personal story or major world event, saving impactful videos lets you replay moments that touch your soul.
  • Reuse Content – Downloading allows reposting, editing and remixing popular TikTok videos to breathe new life into the content.

According to a recent survey by Socialinsider, 68% of TikTok users share videos with friends via outside messaging platforms. So saving videos from the app clearly offers some major benefits.

Now let‘s dive into actionable tips to save videos yourself…

Saving TikTok Videos on Mobile

Thanks to straightforward sharing options baked into the mobile app, saving videos to camera roll takes just seconds.

Let me walk you through it:

Step 1 – Locate Video to Save

Open up TikTok and find any video you want to save for later. Tap into it to open the video on full screen:

[Screenshot of video playing in TikTok mobile app]

Step 2 – Tap the Share Arrow

Look along the right side and you‘ll see a little arrow for sharing options. Go ahead and tap it:

[Tap share arrow screenshot]

This opens up a menu overlay with everything you need to save the video.

Step 3 – Hit "Save Video"

Towards the bottom you‘ll see the option to save video. Go ahead and tap that.

[Tap save video screenshot]

After a quick moment, you‘ll get a confirmation that the video saved successfully to camera roll!

And that‘s all there is to it. The original MP4 video file now sits on your mobile device, accessible through your Photos/Gallery app.

Saving Videos on Desktop

Downloading videos from the TikTok website requires a few more steps compared to mobile. But by following this process, you‘ll have videos saved in no time:

Step 1 – Identify Video to Download

Head to on your preferred desktop browser and find a video you want to save locally.

Step 2 – Click Share Button

You‘ll see a little arrow for sharing the video. Click it to pull up available options:

[Screenshot of TikTok share menu]

Step 3 – Copy Link to Clip

Out of the choices, select "Copy Link". This copies the URL directing right to that specific video for use in the next step.

Step 4 – Paste Link into Downloader

I recommend using the site ttdownloader which offers fast, simple downloads without extra hassle.

Paste your copied TikTok video link into the input field and hit "Get Video".

[Screenshot of pasting link into ttdownloader]

Step 5 – Download Video File

On the next screen, choose "Download video" to get the highest quality MP4 file. This will open the video in a new browser tab, ready for saving.

[Screenshot of download video option]

Step 6 – Right Click, Save As

In the new tab containing your video, right click directly on the video frame itself. Choose "Save video as" to select a folder on your computer and name the file.

[Screenshot of right click save as]

After clicking save, your TikTok video will start downloading onto desktop!

And voila! With those steps complete, you‘ve successfully saved a TikTok video for enjoying and reusing anytime.

Accessing Saved TikTok Videos

Once downloaded to your device, saving TikTok videos makes them available beyond the app itself.

On Mobile: Check your native Photos or Gallery app. Videos save to camera roll like any other captured media.

On Desktop: Videos save to whichever folder location you selected during the right click process. I recommend centralizing TikTok downloads into one spot for easy access.

Now comes the fun part…reposting those viral laughs or editing together remixes!

Power User Tips for Downloading TikTok Videos

You‘ve got the basics down for saving videos. But if you really want to step up your TikTok reuse game, check out these advanced tips:

Quickly Download Multiple Videos

Rather than saving TikTok videos one at a time, sites like All TikTok Downloader support batch downloading.

Simply paste multiple TikTok video links onto separate lines and hit "Get Videos". It will queue up everything for simple saving all at once!

Enhance Sharing with Browser Extensions

The Video Downloader for TikTok Chrome extension adds a download button below videos. Hit it to instantly access MP4 saving. Super handy for quick video grabs!

Retain Maximum Quality with Proper Formats

Pay attention to output resolution when downloading to preserve fidelity. For example, choosing "Download HD video" on ttdownloader versus standard MP4 saves a larger 1080p file. Larger size equals better quality!

Let iOS Do the Work for You

On iPhone, enable automatic TikTok download settings within iOS 15+ camera settings. This will save all screen recordings and screenshots from the app to a dedicated TikTok folder. Effortless access without manual saving each time!

[Simple table comparing saving methods]
Mobile AppOriginalInstantPhotos app
ttdownloaderHigh with HD optionVery fastAnywhere on desktop
Chrome ExtensionOriginalSuper fastEasy from browser

So there you have it – everything you need for saving your favorite funny, inspring or just plain weird TikTok videos to enjoy again and again! With both mobile and desktop options at your fingertips, no viral clip has to be lost forever.

Have you found any other tricks for downloading TikTok videos? Share your tips in the comments!

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