TikTok is all about the music. 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" are among dozens of songs that have received enormous boosts from TikTok's video 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" for yourself. You'll need to know just 3 steps:
- Copy the video's link
- Upload it to Kapwing's converter
- Process & Download as an MP3
Step 1: Copy the Video's Link
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.
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.
Now, all you have to do is choose "MP3" from the options above the video! If you only want to save a portion of the audio, scroll down and choose "Trim Video" and select the part you want to download.
Step 3: Process & 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.
If you're using an iPhone or iPad running iOS 12 or earlier, you'll need to download the Kapwing app from the App Store in order to save your music. It's very small, and is only meant to help you download your content – it doesn't even require a sign-in.
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