Tumblr is a great place for sharing videos – you can find content in the “Video” tab on the Explore page, watch videos without expanding the posts, share them with links, and embed them in other webpages. But if you want to download a Tumblr video to your own device, you need to look elsewhere.
In this article, I’m going to show you how to download any video from Tumblr using a free online tool called Kapwing. I recommend using Kapwing for several reasons:
• It’s free to use
• It’s easy to learn
• It doesn’t make you download any apps
• It works well on computers, phones, and tablets
• You can upload videos from any source
To download videos from Tumblr, you'll need to know just 3 steps:
- Copy the video's link
- Upload the video to the Kapwing Studio
- Publish & download!
Step 1: Copy the Video's Link
To get started, you'll need to find the video you want to download on Tumblr. Use one from your main feed, search for the video you're looking for, or use the "video" tab in the Explore page! I'm going to use this fun old SEGA commercial:
Once you've found the video you want to download, click the "Share" button at the bottom of the post (it looks like either a paper airplane or an arrow – it's hard to tell). From the little share menu choose "Copy Link." Now the video's link is copied and you're ready to upload it to Kapwing!
Step 2: Upload the Video to the Kapwing Studio
With your Tumblr link copied, head over to Kapwing.com and click "Get Started." Or, if you're already signed in, click "New Project," then "Start with Studio." This will take you to the Kapwing Studio, where you can use all of Kapwing's video editing tools in one place. Now, just right-click on the URL field and choose "Paste." Kapwing will work its magic and the video will be automatically uploaded to the Studio.
While you’re in the Studio, you can edit all the other aspects of the video, as well:
Step 3: Publish & Download!
Once your video has been uploaded to the Kapwing Studio, just click the red "Publish" button in the top right corner. Kapwing will work quickly your video will be ready to download in no time!
When your video is finished processing, click “Download” from the right side of the screen. Here, you can also log in to remove the Kapwing watermark for free, if you haven't done so already!
And if you’re using a mobile device, you’ll need to download the very small Kapwing mobile app from the App Store. The app doesn’t require any login – it’s only meant to help you download your content! To download your Tumblr video to your phone, just copy the URL of the download page and paste it into the URL field in the Kapwing app. Now your video is ready for you to share anywhere!
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.