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How To Share a TikTok?

How To Share A Tiktok

TikTok is undoubtedly one of the biggest social media platforms available today. Filled with billions of entertaining and creative content, you are bound to fall in love with more than a few videos.

But, how do you share your favorite TikTok videos with family and friends?

Quick Answer

Open the app, scroll to the video you wish to share, and tap the share icon on the right side of your screen. A menu of sharing options will open, including other social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp. Choose the option you like and share your video.

There are multiple ways to share TikTok videos, and they come with their advantages. The method you choose will depend on with whom you share the video.

We will break these steps into detail. There are other easy ways to share TikTok videos, and we discuss them below.

Method #1: Share Videos to Other Social Media Platforms

You can share TikTok videos on almost all popular social media platforms. These videos can be posted to your status or sent as a direct message. This link is compatible with Facebook, Messenger, Snapchat, and WhatsApp.

Here is how to share a TikTok video to other social media platforms.

  1. Open the TikTok app on your mobile device.
  2. Navigate to the video you want to share.
  3. Tap on the share icon on the right side of your screen. This will reveal the share options menu.
  4. Select the social media platform you want to share to. This should lead you directly into that social media platform.
  5. Once in there, share to the appropriate location.

Method #2: Share Using the Link

Another way to share videos from TikTok is to use the link option. This method enables you to copy and paste the link to any page or platform not listed in the sharing options. Once generated, this link can be pasted to emails or sent as a direct text message.

Here is how to share a TikTok video using the copy link method:

  1. Locate and open the TikTok app on your device.
  2. Navigate to the video you want to share.
  3. Tap on the share icon on the right side of your screen to reveal the options menu.
  4. Tap on the “Copy link” option. This should automatically copy the link to the video to your clipboard.
  5. Go to the destination you would like to share it to.
  6. Tap and hold the text input area until.
  7. Select the “Paste” button and send the message.

Method #3: Download the Video

Using the download option is a more flexible way of sharing videos. It requires that you have space to store the file on your device. 

Here is how to download a TikTok video to share:

  1. Locate and open the TikTok app on your device.
  2. Navigate to the video you want to share.
  3. Tap on the share icon on the right side of your script to reveal the options menu.
  4. Tap on the “Save video” option to begin downloading the video.
  5. Depending on your device, you may need to choose a saving location before the video starts downloading.
  6. Share the saved video anywhere you like.

Downloading the video could take a few seconds, depending on the length of the video and your internet connection. Once this is done, you can begin sharing the video as a file through multiple means.

Method #4: Share TikTok Video From the Desktop App

Although TikTok is a mobile app, a desktop app is also available. This app comes with similar features, optimized for the desktop screen.

To share a video using the TikTok app:

  1. Log into the TikTok Desktop app.
  2. Scroll to the TikTok video you wish to share.
  3. Hover the share icon at the bottom right of the video.
  4. Click the “Copy link” option, and the link will be copied to the clipboard. (You can also pick other methods if they suit you better.)
  5. Share the link with your friends anywhere you like.


Sharing TikTok videos is only a few taps away. Locate the share icon and choose your preferred method of sharing. You can share directly to other social media platforms or simply copy the links and paste them where you need to.

You can also opt for the download method, which gives you more flexibility with the video.


How do I disable TikTok video sharing?

If for some reason, you need to disable the video sharing, you first have to make your TikTok account private. To this, log into TikTok and select your profile. Tap on the hamburger menu at the top right side of your profile page. Select the “Settings and privacy” option, select “Privacy,” and toggle on the “Private account” option.

Must the recipient have the TikTok app?

Suppose you share a TikTok video using the link, then yes. The recipient needs to have the app to open it. However, if you download the video, you can share the file as an MP4 file via Bluetooth, airdrop, or any other means.

Can I share TikTok drafts?

Yes. If you have any TikTok videos that don’t qualify to be posted on your feed, you can download them from your drafts tab. These videos can become the foundation for better videos in the future. Once downloaded to your camera roll or photo album, you can share it with friends and family for review.

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