Discover the simple way to download your favorite TikToks to cherish forever.
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If you stumble upon a TikTok video that you absolutely love and wish to keep, here’s a handy solution: the “Save video” feature.

The “Save video” functionality allows you to store your preferred TikToks directly in your phone’s photo library. This way, you can access the TikTok even if it’s removed by the user or deleted by TikTok. Moreover, this process enables you to share the video with friends who might not be using the TikTok app.

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It’s important to note that not all TikToks can be saved—this depends on the user’s permissions. If the “Save video” option isn’t available, it means the TikTok user hasn’t enabled downloads for their account. In such cases, screen recording the TikTok becomes an alternative.

Below are the steps to save a TikTok video:

How to Download a TikTok Video

Total Time

  • 2 minutes
What You Need

  • Smartphone
  • TikTok app

Step 1: Open the TikTok App.

Step 2: Navigate to the video you want to save.

Step 3: Tap the white “Share” arrow on the right side of the screen.

An image of a TikTok showing a young woman with dark hair.
Tap the arrow to view sharing options for the TikTok.
Credit: screenshot: tiktok

Step 4: Tap the arrow button above “Save Video.”

A screenshot of the menu popup in TikTok's main feed.
Since downloads are on, you can save the video by tapping “Save video.”
Credit: screenshot: TikTok

This article was originally published in 2021 and was most recently updated in April 2023.

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Elena Cavender

Elena is a tech reporter and the resident Gen Z expert at Mashable. She covers TikTok and digital trends. She recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in American History. Email her at [email protected] or follow her @ecaviar_.


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