A big part of TikTok's meteoric rise to dominating the younger portion of online video creation has been its pure shareability. Most of the most popular videos on the platform can be downloaded easily by anyone watching them, simply in their sharing options.

Some videos enable direct downloads, while others require a few more steps.

TikTok creators can also opt out of this feature, and disable the streamlined, direct-to-download option from their videos. If you want all of TikTok to be fully shareable so you can to save a TikTok video just for yourself, share it with a few friends, or put it in a personal TikTok compilation, it might seem impossible to do so with certain videos.

But there's a simple way to fix this situation! Using Kapwing, you can save any TikTok video directly to your device – all you need is the link provided in the share options of all videos! Here's how to do it:

  1. Copy the link to the video you want to download
  2. Paste it in the Kapwing Studio
  3. Process & Download

If you want to repost a video from TikTok from a user who has disabled downloads, they've recently made it slightly more difficult, but it's still pretty easy. You'll have to go to the video on your web browser – send the link to yourself and open it on your computer. To the lower right of the video, you'll see a URL with "Copy" next to it.

You'll have to open the TikTok video on your computer to get the correct link.

Step 2: Paste it Into the Kapwing Studio

Now, go to Kapwing.com and click "Start Editing." Here, just tap twice in the URL field and hit "Paste." The video you want to download will immediately begin uploading to the Studio! For most TikTok videos, this should take only a few seconds.

Your video should be ready to process in just a couple seconds. 

While you’re in the Studio, you can also make edits to the video:

Add & edit text
• Add pictures, GIFs, videos, and overlays
• Change the music
• Add text animations
Crop & filter

Step 3: Process & Download

Once the video has been fully uploaded to the Studio and you've made all the edits you want, click "Publish" in the upper right-hand corner. Kapwing will automatically start to process your video, which should take not more than a minute or two.

Once your video is processed, you can simply press "Download" if you're using anything other than an iPhone or iPad. But if you're using a device that runs on iOS, you'll need to copy the link at the top of the page and paste it in the very small Kapwing App that you can download from the App Store. The app takes up very little space and requires no personal information or login – it's only meant to help you download your content!

Remember to tag us @KapwingApp whenever you share your content on social media– we love to see what our creators are passionate about! And be sure to subscribe to the Kapwing Resources page – we’re constantly writing new tutorial and features to help you make the most out of Kapwing.


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