So many TikTok trends, challenges, and memes are based on the music they use. Some of these trends have even repopularized older songs – "Obsessed," "Crew," and a remix of "Chanel" have received enormous boosts from TikTok trends.

The platform is also a hugely popular place for emerging artists to create musical parodies or unique covers. Creators like Cape Lions have amassed large followings by sharing original music over TikTok. But most of this music is unavailable anywhere else, since it was only shared on TikTok, or filmed specifically for a TikTok video. In this article, I'm going to show you how to save that Original Sound straight to your phone in 2021. Here's how you can get started:

  1. Copy the video's link
  2. Upload it to Kapwing's converter
  3. Export & Download as an MP3

While you're watching a video on TikTok, tap the share (arrow) icon, then the Copy Link icon that's available on all videos (it looks like a little chain). This way, you can download the music from any video, even if TikTok doesn't provide a Save Video option. The link to the video is automatically copied to your clipboard, so you can put it in your notes for later, share it with others, or paste it in Kapwing's converter tool.

A screenshot from TikTok showing where the "Copy Link" option is.
Copy the video's link from the share menu.

Step 2: Upload It to Kapwing's Converter

Head over to Kapwing.com, tap the dropdown menu (three lines) from the top of the window, and select Tools. Scroll down and choose Convert Video. On the video converter page, tap twice where it says "Paste a URL" and hit Paste. Kapwing will automatically import the TikTok video you're using.

A set of screenshots from Kapwing, demonstrating how to enter the video converter and create a project.
Just 3 clicks, and your audio is ready to go. 

Now, all you have to do is open the dropdown arrow in the upper right corner and select MP3. If you only want to save a portion of the audio, select the video layer and choose Trim Video to select the part you want to download.

Step 3: Export & Download as an MP3

Once you've selected MP3 and trimmed your video the way you want, tap Create at the bottom of the screen, and Kapwing will immediately begin to process your audio track. Since TikTok videos can't be any longer than 60 seconds, your file should be ready in just a few seconds. Once, it's ready, just choose Download from under your video, and your MP3 file will be saved to your device.

A screenshot from Kapwing's final video page, showing how to download converted TikTok videos.
Just hit "Download" and your file is saved to your phone. 

I hope this article helps you save all your favorite TikTok music! If you're interested in more tips and tutorials on TikTok, YouTube, and digital content creation in 2021, check out our YouTube channel Kapwing App. And while you're here, learn more about TikTok downloading and editing online:

How to Download Any Video from TikTok
How to Make a Voiceover on TikTok
The Ultimate TikTok Houses List
How to Download Instagram Reels