Recording and editing a video outside of TikTok to share it on the platform afterward is always an option, but let’s be honest, most of us enjoy recording and editing our videos on the TikTok app.
This method is for when you have created a video within the TikTok app and want to save it without the watermark. Removing the TikTok logo from your video is a great way to repurpose your content on other social media platforms like Instagram and YouTube.
Without further ado, let’s start! The video is in your drafts, you are finally happy with the results, and now is the time to share your content with the world.
No need to be so quick, though! First, you need to make sure that your video is saved to your camera roll before you tap that “Post” button. You can use the Select Cover and Record method prior to each time you upload a new video to TikTok by following these steps:
- Select the video you want to post from your drafts and click “Next”.
- In this second step, you will need to start screen recording on your phone. Don’t forget to turn the microphone off to avoid recording any unwanted external audio.
- In the top right corner, next to the video description area, you will see a “Select Cover” option featuring the first frame of your video. Clicking the text will send you to a screen where you can select a cover image for your video. Instead of clicking the “Select Cover” text, click the video image on top of the text.
- Here, you will see that your video is playing, but the like and comment buttons you usually see on a TikTok video are there as well. We want to get rid of them to capture a clean shot of your video. To do this, click on the icon that looks like a frame in the top-right-hand corner.
- Now that you can see your video in a full-screen view wait until your video plays from the beginning to the end.
- Turn off the screen recording and open your photo gallery.
- Select the screen recording, tap edit, and trim the beginning and the end of the video so that you have a clean recording of your TikTok video - and without the watermark!
As a side note to the fifth step: If you are using an old version of the TikTok app, your video will go full-screen mode seamlessly. Unfortunately, the latest version of the app showcases the frame icon on the top and the “Post” button at the bottom.
But there is no need to worry! You can crop your video during editing after you trim out the unwanted parts, and your video will be ready for other social media platforms!
Not sure how repurposing your content on other platforms can help grow your channel? Well, sharing your video on multiple platforms means that your video will reach different audiences, giving you a chance to grow a cross-platform follower base and enhance your engagement rate - just by creating a single video!