How to Recover Deleted TikTok Videos

Have you ever created a TikTok video and been ready to share it, only to find that the draft has…

Have you ever created a TikTok video and been ready to share it, only to find that the draft has disappeared when you come to post it, or that a previously posted video can no longer be found?

It can be incredibly upsetting when technology lets you down, especially if you rely on the engagement that comes from sharing and posting your TikTok content regularly.

In this article, we’re asking one very important question: can you recover deleted videos? And more importantly – how?!

Can You Recover Deleted Videos?

If you have posted a video on TikTok and suddenly find that it’s missing, there are ways of recovering that footage.

But only if you took certain steps prior to posting!

Once a video has been deleted from your grid or profile, the only way to get it back is via your device album – or potentially from your drafts folder if you never actually posted the video.

Finding a Missing TikTok Draft

Before you start stressing about a missing or deleted TikTok draft, there’s one thing you need to ask yourself first.

Which device did you create the draft on – and are you currently looking for it on a different device?

If the answer to this is yes, then it’s problem solved! TikTok drafts are only stored on the device that you created them in. So, if you create a draft on your tablet then go to post it from your smartphone, you won’t find it. In order to access and share the draft as a post, you need to log back into that tablet where it is stored.

How to Overcome Deleted Videos

If you have checked your drafts folder and realised that you have 100% deleted a previously posted video, then the best thing to do is to recreate it or repost it.

Our advice is always to save videos to your device prior to posting, so that if they do get deleted by accident you have a back-up version to share.

There is nothing quite as annoying as losing something that you have spent time and energy on, especially if you worked hard to create something really engaging and unique. Save videos before posting as a matter of habit, and don’t forget that deleting the TikTok app will wipe all of your drafts – so don’t kickstart any app updates until your drafts are fully finished and posted!