Can TikTok videos be watched offline?

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Tiktok app
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There's no doubt that TikTok is seriously taking off in the social media scene right now, to the extent that it may become a part of your everyday routine. It has an infinite scroll feature, so there's always more content to check out. The desire to keep swiping up for more makes you wonder whether TikTok videos can be watched offline.

The platform's algorithmic feed ensures that you consistently receive content you like and continues to show you more of what you enjoy. TikTok is known for its diverse range of content, including comedy, dance, DIY, cooking, and more.

This guide has got you covered if you want to keep binge-watching TikTok videos even in the middle of nowhere without internet service, but you're not sure how. Before that, make sure you also check if you can see who shared your TikTok.

Can TikTok videos be watched offline?

To view, scroll, interact with, and save TikTok videos, you must be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi or cellular data. That was before they added another feature that introduced innovative ways to interact with TikTok videos. Now, it is possible to watch TikTok videos offline.

The fact that TikTok has been downloaded almost 4.1 billion times suggests that many people relish it just as much as you do. Not everyone has access to a stable internet connection at all times, especially in areas with patchy connectivity. Watching TikTok videos also consumes data, which can be costly if you have limited data plans.

Having the option to download videos for offline viewing can resolve either of those concerns, and it also allows you to watch content wherever you go, even while commuting, travelling, or in situations when you're really out of Wi-Fi range. Here's exactly how you can do it:

Open the TikTok app and click on the “Profile” icon in the lower right corner. It will then take you to your profile page.

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You should then tap on the three lines located at the top-right corner of your profile page. You will find different options to choose from. Select “Settings and Privacy” from those options.

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Once you access the settings and privacy, you scroll down to the “Cache & Cellular” category and click on the “Offline videos.”

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There, you'll see options ranging from 50 videos to 200 videos. You'll need an internet connection to download them before going anywhere without Wi-Fi or cellular data access.

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Once the downloading is completed, you can access the videos through the same “Cache & Cellular” category and click on “Offline videos” without needing any internet connection. For instance, if you're catching a flight and want to arrive at least an hour early, you can download 100-150 videos beforehand, which amounts to 50-70 minutes of watch time.

This feature works in countries where TikTok is allowed, but not all users have it yet. It depends on your phone and version. Check your settings to see if you have it and also make sure that your TikTok app is updated. You'll also need enough storage for downloads, depending on how many videos you want.

Now that you have figured out how you can binge-watch TikTok videos offline, you might as well check why your likes are disappearing on TikTok and how many views on TikTok are needed to get paid.

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