If you’re anything like many others in the world, you spend a lot of time on TikTok. And there are some videos you love so much you just have to keep them on your phone, ready to go at a moment’s notice in a group chat. Or maybe you want to splice it up and do something creative by adjusting it in video editing software. TikTok makes it easy to save videos directly from the app, if the owner hasn’t locked them, so here’s how to save a TikTok video.

What is a TikTok video?

A TikTok video is simply a video created for and posted on TikTok, the social video app currently taking the world by storm. The addictive short-form mobile videos are so popular that YouTube, Instagram and Facebook are all doing their best to emulate the success with their own versions of the same thing. TikTok videos are at their best when they are short, snappy, and get to the point or punchline in just a handful of seconds. It’s no wonder the app has become the go-to destination for people waiting in line, on the commute, or just killing time.

Although Tiktok videos can be shared within the app with other users, or sent to other platforms like WhatsApp, not everyone necessarily has TikTok or wants to navigate to the clunky site through a link. That’s when saving a video comes in handy, so you can upload it directly to different destinations.

How to save a TikTok video

To save a TikTok video, first you need a TikTok account. Open the app and find the video you want to save to your device.

  1. Tap on the white Share arrow on the right side of the screen.
  2. Tap Save Video in the menu that appears.

And that’s it! You’ll find the video downloaded straight to your phone where you can share it however you like. You can upload it to other sites, or directly to a messaging app, or email it. You can even import it into your chosen video editing software if you want to edit it and remix it into a new TikTok video.

VideoStudio Pro is a video editing software that’s perfect for stitching and creating TikTok videos. Sure, there’s a feature built into TikTok that lets you stitch multiple TikToks together, but if you want complete control over music options, trimming and adding clips, and creating motion graphics, you’ll want to use something like VideoStudio Pro.

But what happens if the Save Video isn’t available on TikTok? Whether you can actually download a video or not depends on the account owner’s settings.

Why can’t I save a TikTok video?

Not everyone might be comfortable with their videos being downloaded and shared on other platforms. Maybe the content is for friends only, so they want to keep their settings private. Maybe they just want to keep control over where it gets posted because they are protective of their account.

When a user posts a video on TikTok they can choose whether or not that video can be saved by other people. If they decide they don’t want it to be downloadable, then you won’t be able to save the video to your own device. No matter what you try, it’s simply not going to be possible.

Save TikTok videos to use them offline

Sharing TikTok videos is easy, but TikTok has made it even easier to download and share videos outside of the original app. Remixing and creating new social TikTok videos is part of what makes the app so popular: it’s all about collaborative filmmaking and building new creatives inspired by other people. Head to TikTok and tap to save a video if you want to download it and adjust it in video editing software, but be aware that if a user decides to disable that function then you won’t be able to save it.

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