You’ve probably got TikTok, like a billion other people. You’re probably addicted. Swiping through fast-paced, looping content that runs the gamut from over-used memes to surprising original content is hard to pass up. So much so that the format has been stolen by other services, from Reels on Instagram and Facebook to Snapchat’s Spotlight.
What if you’re a TikTok content maker who wants to share your perfect video elsewhere? Or what if you simply must have a favorite video to keep forever? How do you download that video, and without the TikTok logo watermark dead-center on the video? Here’s how.
How to Save TikTok Videos (Without a Watermark)
This is the easiest way to download a TikTok video, because you can instantly do it on your mobile device, right from within the TikTok app.
Hold down a finger on the video, and in the menu that pops up, tap Save Video at the top. (Note: this only works if the creator marks the video as “Public.” If it’s listed as “Private,” you won’t see the save option.) The video is placed in your phone’s camera roll, and you’ll see options to share the video from there to SMS, Facebook, WhatsApp, or other services.
You can’t do this at all on the desktop via Tiktok.com, but you could always do a video screen capture—complete with the watermark, which lasts the length of the video and moves around.
The upside for the content creator is that the TikTok logo watermark, complete with the creator’s name, equals instant branding. The downside is that not everyone wants the watermark. Especially if it’s your video in the first place, and you plan to re-post it to other services, to maximize reach without duplicating effort. But what’s the fix?
Delete The Watermark: Steps
To ditch the watermark on videos you’ve already downloaded, tools like iMyFone MarkGo (Windows or macOS), RemoveLogoNow (Windows), Video Eraser (iOS), or Apowersoft Online Video Watermark Remover (on the web) can do the job. But results can look sloppy because they essentially blur the watermark by adding extra pixels to the video frames (some for a fee).
This method might work okay for some videos, especially if the background is still. But it can ruin auto-generated captions or overlay text in the video, close to the center of the frame.
A slightly better option is video-editing software like the free VideoProc Vlogger, which covers the watermark with your own logo or some other image, even an animated GIF. It’s almost like adding a GIF sticker to the video that could have been added when you uploaded it to TikTok.