How to Save TikTok Videos Without Posting 2022

Ivana

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Table of Contents
  1. How to save TikTok videos without posting them
  2. How to save TikTok drafts to camera roll

How to Save TikTok Videos Without Posting 2022

As the favorite social media app among the Gen Z population, TikTok offers a great variety of video editing options that allow users to create exciting videos and share them with their followers.

TikTok also enables you to put together multiple separate recordings and create a video. But to edit together several videos, you need to have drafts in the camera roll to upload them into the TikTok editor, but without posting them.

However, there’s no option in the creating phase, or ‘save’ button, to save a draft to your device gallery.

Nevertheless, there’s a workaround that lets you save TikTok videos without the watermark and without posting them.

Continue reading below to discover how to save TikToks without posting.

How to save TikTok videos without posting them

Basically, there are two methods that allow you to save TikToks without posting them.

Method 1 - Save TikTok videos to divide while uploading them

  1. Open the TikTok app.
  2. Tap on the ‘+’ icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap on the ‘Record’ button to film your video.
  4. Apply any filters and effects you want, edit your video however you wish, then tap on ‘Next’.
  5. On the Upload page, tap on the ‘Who can watch this video’ option.

tap on the ‘Who can watch this video’ option

  1. From the options, select ‘Only me’.

select 'Only me'

  1. Afterward, toggle on the ‘Save to device’ option at the bottom of the screen.

toggle on the ‘Save to device’ option

  1. In the end, tap on ‘Post’.

This method allows you to post the video to the private uploads on your profile and at the same time saves it to your camera roll.

Method 2 - Download the TikTok videos as private videos

The second method involves two phases: uploading the video as ‘private’ and saving the posted private video to your device.

Phase 1: Upload the video as ‘private’.

  1. Open the TikTok app.
  2. Tap on the ‘+’ icon at the bottom to record your video.
  3. After filming the TikTok, apply any filter and effects you want, edit your video as you wish, and tap on ‘Next’.
  4. On the Upload page, tap on the ‘Who can watch this video’ option.
  5. Change the settings to ‘Only me’.
  6. Next, tap on ‘Post’ to upload your video on TikTok.

Phase 2: Save the private video to your device.

  1. Tap on the profile icon at the bottom to go to your profile.
  2. On your profile, tap on the ‘lock’ icon, where the private videos are stored.

tap on the ‘lock’ icon

  1. Tap on the video you want to save.
  2. Tap on the three vertical dots (ellipsis icon) on the video screen to access more options.

tap on the three vertical dots

  1. Select ‘Save video’.

select ‘Save video’

The video is now saved to your camera roll. However, you’ll see that videos saved this way have the watermark and your username on it, which may be a real nuisance when you try to mix separate clips to create one video.

If you want to know how to download TikTok videos without the watermark, read our blog post on that topic.

How to save TikTok drafts to camera roll

Unfortunately, there is no built-in feature that allows you to save drafts to your camera roll. Luckily, there’s a workaround that allows you to save the draft to your device.

  1. Open the TikTok app and tap on the ‘profile’ icon in the bottom-right corner.
  2. Tap on the ‘Drafts’ album and find the draft video you want to save.
  3. Open and play the video. Meanwhile, turn on screen-recording on your phone.
  4. The screen-recorded video will be saved to your camera roll.
  5. You can edit your video and cut the parts with the TikTok video editor and other frames that you don’t want to have in it.

Next, explore how to save someone else’s TikTok videos to your camera roll.

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