Last Updated on November 7, 2023 by Hina Rubab
There have been talks as of recently that TikTok might get banned in certain countries. For now, China and Pakistan are the only countries that have banned the popular social networking app. Recently, TikTok had to sell part of its company to a US company to prevent the popular app from getting banned in the USA. There are still significant groups of people petitioning online to get TikTok banned. We are writing this article to go over some of the options for downloading videos in the event that TikTok gets banned in your country.
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What is TikTok?
If you’re a youngster like me, then you probably know all about TikTok and its incredible platform. It works much like Instagram, but it’s for sharing short-form videos with your friends, family, and the rest of the world. The app was initially named Musically before it was bought and rebranded into TikTok. As of recently, TikTok has become the fastest growing app in both the Apple and Android app stores. I think it’s safe to say that if TikTok doesn’t get banned that it will be here for years to come.
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How to save video from TikTok
Now that we’ve covered the boring stuff, let’s learn some of the ways we can back-up TikTok videos. To get started, launch the official TikTok app on your Android or iOS device. Pull up the video you’d like to download by scrolling through your feed or browsing the various categories and tags. If you want to download videos that you’ve liked, you can pull them up by tapping the heart icon on your profile.
After you’ve found the video, do a long tap on the screen to bring up the options model. Scroll around till you find the button that’s titled “save video” and tap on it. The video clip will get downloaded onto the internal storage on your smartphone. An alternate way to get to the download button is by hitting the share icon and looking through the menu that pops-up for the “save video” button.
Issues downloading TikTok videos?
Suppose you follow the steps that we outline above, but no download option is available. In that case, it means that the original video creator has blocked people from downloading videos from their account. Some people will stop right there and assume these types of videos can’t be downloaded. That isn’t the case. It just means that you’ll need to take a few more steps if you really want to download protected TikTok videos.
There are a number of tools that are designed for downloading TikTok videos. While the native downloader works well sometimes, you need a third-party tool to save protected videos. One tool that comes to mind is TTDownloader, a video downloader for TikTok that allows you to save any public video. TTDownloader works directly in your web browser, so there’s no need to fuss with installers and browser plugins.
To get started, all you need is the link to the TikTok video that you want to save. Once you’ve copied the link, head over to the official TTDownloader website, paste the URL into the text box provided, and hit enter. The page will refresh with options to download the original TikTok video, the video without a watermark, and an MP3 audio file.
What’s particularly great about using a web-based downloader is that it works on any device. The native TikTokdownloader only works on mobile phones, so with the use of TTdownloader you can really unlock your freedom to save the videos you want. Once downloaded, you can make collages, best of clips, re-post them on Instagram, or keep them for personal use.
TikTok and copyright
When downloading TikTok videos, always be mindful of copyright. There may be a reason why the original creator has blocked their videos from being downloaded. Whenever you download content that isn’t for personal use, it’s recommended that you ask for permission before using it. The last thing you want is to be contacted by authorities about you breaching someone else’s copyright.
Downloading Tiktok videos isn’t complicated and knowing the right tools and methods for saving them is key. Now you know all there is about backing up your favorite TikTok videos should the popular app get banned in your country. Happy downloading!