TikTok has become a treasure trove of engaging, funny, informative, and even educational short videos in the social media universe.
While TikTok primarily promotes sharing and collaboration within the platform, you may sometimes find yourself wanting to download some of these videos to your computer.
Here’s a guide to take you through how to download your TikTok videos on PC.
TikTok has a built-in feature for downloading videos on pc. You can simply open your web browser and log into your TikTok account, play the video you want to download, and then right-click in the video’s center and select Download video.
Sometimes however, you may not want to use the built-in video downloader on TikTok for one reason or another, worry not, there is a wide range of other methods you can use to download TikTok videos to your PC. Just keep reading.
Download TikTok videos on PC using TikTok’s builtin downloader
Log into your TikTok account in your web browser on your PC and find the video you would like to download
When you find your video, right-click on it and select Download video, your download should start immediately, it will take just a few seconds and you’ll find your video in your Downloads folder.
Download TikTok videos on PC using downloader websites
If you would rather not use the built-in TikTok download feature, whether it’s because you don’t want videos with the TikTok watermark or for any other reason, there’s the option of using online video downloaders (websites).
TikTok video downloader websites are usually used when people want to download TikTok videos without watermarks.
However, whatever your reasons are for not downloading the video you want directly from TikTok, know that removing a watermark might be an infringement on intellectual property rights and may be a violation of TikTok’s guidelines.
SaveTT is a free online video downloader that is used primarily to download TikTok videos without a watermark. It works on PCs, mobile and tablets.
To use SaveTT:
Open and log into your TikTok on your PC, find the video you want to download then while it’s playing (or even paused), right-click on the video and select Copy link.
In a different tab on your browser, go to the SaveTT website and paste the link in the box then hit the Search button.
You will be immediately redirected to the download page.
Here, you can select the format you want for your video then tap the Download button, and your video will be saved in your Downloads.
There are quite a bunch of other websites that are reliable and sure to give you good-quality downloads for your TikTok videos on PC. These include, but aren’t limited to:
- SaveTik, Tikmate, and many others will give you your TikTok videos on your computer.
Download TikTok videos on PC using a browser extension
Another way to effortlessly download your TikTok videos on a PC is by using a browser extension.
All you need to do is add an extension to your Google Chrome, Firefox, or any other browser and you can download your TikTok videos. Let’s look at some of these:
TikNote: Video Downloader and Saver
TikNote allows you to save all the TikTok videos you want to download to your pc then download them as a batch in just one click, oh and the videos don’t have the TikTok watermark either!
To use TikNote on Google Chrome;
Go to your extensions or web store, search for and add the TikNote extension to your Google Chrome.
After adding the extension, TikNote will automatically open the TikTok website, if it doesn’t just open it manually, or go to it if it was already open and refresh the page.
Now you can browse or search TikTok for any video you want to download to your PC.
When your video opens, there should now be a download icon on the right, and when you click on it the video saves in TikNote (which appears on your page like a note on the right).
You can go ahead and add any other videos to the batch, and when you are done go to TikNote and select all then choose the Batch download option.
You will find all your downloaded TikTok videos in the Downloads folder on your PC.
- You can also try out other browser extensions that work similarly, for example, Advanced Downloader for TikTok (https://chrome-stats.com/d/aldkcpdchaefoelhdbifkaicbajjplbn/download)
- Video Downloader – download any video (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/video-downloader-download/kfpgookelklhphhnihipmknjdgbeecgj?utm_source=ext_app_menu), and many others.
Also Read: Can You Watch TikTok Live Anonymously?
Q: Are there legal and ethical considerations when downloading TikTok videos on a PC?
Yes, there are. TikTok users need to respect the platform’s terms of service and community guidelines, as well as copyright laws and where applicable.
Downloading or distributing videos without permission may lead to a violation of these terms
Q: What’s the safest way to download TikTok videos on my PC?
The safest way for you to download TikTok videos to your PC is by using the built-in video downloader and other features provided by TikTok for collaboration and sharing within the app. This will ensure that you comply with legal and ethical standards.
Q: Can I download TikTok videos without a watermark?
Yes, you can.
Apart from the built-in TikTok video download feature, all the methods shared in this article will help you download your TikTok videos without the TikTok watermark.
But keep in mind that removing the watermark may violate Tiktok’s terms of service. Try as much as possible to respect the creators’ original content and share videos with proper attribution.
Q: What file formats are TikTok videos typically saved in when downloaded on a PC?
Generally, the TikTok videos you download will be saved in MP4 format. However, in rare cases, you may be able to choose your preferred format depending on the method you are using for downloading.
Q: Are there any restrictions on the usage of downloaded TikTok videos?
Yes, while you may have downloaded them to your PC or any other device, even without the TikTok watermark, you should still endeavor to respect copyright law and give credit where it is due.
As we’ve seen in this article, downloading TikTok videos on a PC is no rocket science, all you need is the right website and you are good to go.
However, ensure that you strike a balance between creativity, collaboration, and respect for the TikTok platform and its users, and remember to use only trusted third-party websites and extensions to download your videos.