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How to download your favorite TikToks as videos

There are plenty of free, legal options online. This is the best one.

Aug 3, 2020, 11:50 am*

Tech

Anna María 

Anna María

Despite the current fiasco pertaining to whether TikTok will remain legal in the U.S., it’s absolutely one of the most integral platforms in American pop culture. These days, most of the internet’s funniest, catchiest, most relevant, and most popular videos can be found on TikTok. So why not save some of the best for yourself?

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If you’re interested in downloading a TikTok video—whether for fun or for your own TikTok-making devices—look no further. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to download your very own TikTok mp4.

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TikTok mp4 download instructions

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Step 1: Pick a TikTok

Find a TikTok with audio you’d like to download. Copy the link of the TikTok—you’ll need it soon.

Step 2: Go to expertsphp.com

ExpertsPHP is a free website exclusively dedicated to downloading TikToks as video files. Unlike most “free download/convert” sites, it’s not spammy and its interface is quite simple.

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Step 3: Paste your link

Underneath a pink bar that says “Vimeo Video Downloader,” there’s a white search bar right in the middle of the main page that says “Paste the URL link here” and then lists an example URL. Go ahead and paste your TikTok link into that white box, and then hit the pink “DOWNLOAD” button.

Step 4: Navigate to the mp4 file

Once you’ve hit “DOWNLOAD” and the page reloads, scroll down until you see a pink button that says “download link.” Click that button (it’s listed under a blue bar that says “Video” and “Format.”

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Step 5: Download TikTok video

After clicking the pink button, the page will reload again. Scroll back down until you see another pink “download link” button. Right click on that same button and select “Save Link As…” Rename your file as your heart desires, and voilà! You have your TikTok mp4.

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*First Published: Aug 3, 2020, 11:49 am