How to Save TikTok Drafts Without Posting

If you’re in the middle of creating a TikTok video and then get interrupted or need to put the task…

If you’re in the middle of creating a TikTok video and then get interrupted or need to put the task down and pick it back up later, then you’ll be pleased to learn more about the various save tools and options available to you.

When you create a video on TikTok that you want to save for later and post at another time or date, you have two options:

  1. Save the video as a draft on TikTok
  2. Save the video to your device

In this article, we’re covering both options.

Option 1: Save the Video as a Draft on TikTok

Start by uploading or filming your video, going through the edit process until you are happy with what you have created.

Once you’re ready to save your video as a draft, click on the ‘Next’ button at the bottom of the screen – but instead of then selecting ‘Post’, opt for ‘Drafts’ instead. This will automatically save your post as a draft which you can continue editing and share later.

NOTE: You will find your drafts saved at the top of your video grid. To open and continue editing or post your video to your followers, simply click on it and pick back up where you left off.

Option 2: Save the Video to Your Device

If you’re keen to save a video to your device so that you can continue editing it on a different site or platform, then there is a different button you need to tap.

When the video is open in your full screen, tap on the arrow at the bottom of the editing icons list – indicated by an arrow pointing downwards towards a horizontal line. Tapping this will ‘Save’ the video directly to your device in its current state.

NOTE: Once saved to your device, you can edit the video away from TikTok and then reupload is as a complete video when you’re ready to share.

Both of these options allow you to save your TikTok video as a draft, without needing to post it to your followers or make the content public. We hope this helps you to perfect every video before sharing it with the world!