TikTok has become one of the most popular social media platforms, with over 1 billion monthly active users. The app allows users to watch, create and share short videos ranging from 15 seconds to 3 minutes.
With so much content being generated daily, users often want to bookmark or save videos they like to watch later or share with friends. TikTok makes it easy to bookmark videos directly within the app. There are also some additional tricks and third-party tools you can use to organize and manage your TikTok bookmarks.
In this comprehensive guide, we will cover everything you need to know about bookmarking TikTok videos, including:
Overview of Bookmarking Features in TikTok
TikTok has built-in features that allow you to bookmark videos you want to save for later directly within the app. Here’s an overview of the key bookmark functionalities:
How to Bookmark Videos in the TikTok App
Bookmarking a video is straightforward — while watching a video, simply tap the Favorite icon. The video will be added to your Favorites collection for future access.
You can tap on “Manage” to organize it into various collections.
You can bookmark videos from your For You feed, Following feed, hashtags, search results, profiles and more. Basically any video that can be shared can also be bookmarked.
How to View Your Bookmarked Video Collection
To view your bookmarked video collection, tap on the Profile icon in the bottom right and select the Favorites tab at your profile page.
This will display your collection of favorited videos. They will remain here indefinitely unless you remove them.
You can scroll through and tap on any video to watch it again. There is currently no limit on how many videos you can have in your Favorites collection.
How to Delete and Manage Bookmarked Videos
If you want to remove a bookmarked video, tap on the Profile icon, go to the Favorites tab, find the video you want to remove and tap on the Share icon below it. Then select Remove from Favorites.
You can also tap and hold on a video in your Favorites collection to select it. This will open up options at the bottom to delete multiple favorites at once.
It’s a good idea to review your Favorites collection occasionally and remove any outdated, irrelevant or unwanted videos to keep things organized.
How to Create TikTok Video Playlists from Bookmarks
In addition to a general Favorites collection, you can also create video playlists by saving TikToks to your Private Collection.
To do this, tap the Share icon under a video and choose Save to Private Collection. You can then select which collection you want to add it to or create a new collection name.
This lets you categorize and group bookmarked videos into different playlists, like “Cooking Videos”, “Vacation Ideas” or “Funny Pet TikToks”.
To view your playlists, go to your profile, tap the menu icon in the upper right corner and choose Private Collection. This will display all your categorized bookmark collections.
Additional Bookmarking Tips and Tricks
Beyond the basics, there are some handy tricks for bookmarking TikTok videos that let you organize and manage your favorites more efficiently.
Using Bookmarks for Private Collections
If you want to bookmark videos that you don’t necessarily want to be publicly visible on your profile, the Private Collection feature is perfect.
You can use it to save more personal videos or content you simply want organized in a private playlist. Private collections are only visible to you when logged into your account.
Bookmark Comments in Addition to Videos
Often the comments on TikTok can be just as entertaining as the video itself. You can actually bookmark specific comments by tapping the share arrow under the comment and selecting Add Comment to Favorites.
This will save the video along with the specific comment you want to remember. It’s handy for bookmarking funny, insightful or otherwise remarkable commentary.
How to Bookmark Videos Using Third-Party Tools
There are also some third-party apps and tools that provide expanded bookmarking functionality for TikTok. For example:
- TikStok – This desktop web app allows you to search for and bookmark TikTok videos in categorized collections. You can also download your bookmarked videos.
- TikTok Saver Tools – Browser extensions like TikTok Saver for Chrome allow quick bookmarking from the web. Just click the extension icon while watching a video to save it.
- IFTTT Applets – You can create applets to automatically save TikTok videos to tools like Pinterest or Telegram when you bookmark them in TikTok.
Using a third-party tool gives you more flexibility in organizing, managing and exporting your TikTok bookmarks.
How to Bookmark a TikTok Video
Now let’s walk through step-by-step instructions for bookmarking videos in TikTok across different devices and platforms.
Bookmarking Videos on Android Devices
- Open the TikTok app on your Android phone or tablet.
- Navigate to a video you want to bookmark. You can find videos through For You, Following, Search, Hashtags or Profile tabs.
- Tap on the video to open it on full screen.
- While watching the video, tap the Share icon at the bottom right – it looks like a paper airplane.
- This will open the sharing menu. Select Add to Favorites to bookmark the video.
- The video will now be saved to your account’s Favorites collection. You can access your Favorites by tapping your profile icon and selecting the Favorites tab.
- To remove a bookmarked video, find it in your Favorites collection and tap the Share icon below it. Then choose Remove from Favorites.
And that’s all it takes! Just watch any video you want to save for later, tap the Share icon and choose the Favorites option.
Bookmarking Videos on iPhone and iPad
Bookmarking videos works the same way on iOS devices:
- Launch the TikTok app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Find a video you want to bookmark by browsing For You, Following, Search or going directly to a profile.
- Tap the video to open it on full screen.
- While the video is playing, tap the Share button at the bottom – it looks like an arrow coming out of a box.
- In the sharing menu, select Add to Favorites.
- This bookmarks the video and adds it to your Favorites collection.
- To view your bookmarked videos, tap your profile and select the Favorites tab.
- To remove a bookmarked video, tap the Share icon below it and choose Remove from Favorites.
Repeat this process any time you find a TikTok video you want to save for repeat viewing. Your Favorites collection acts like a playlist you can revisit.
Bookmarking from Desktop/Web Browser
You can also bookmark videos from a desktop computer by accessing TikTok from a web browser. Here are the steps:
- Go to www.tiktok.com in any desktop web browser.
- Log into your TikTok account if not already.
- Use the search bar to find a video or browse videos under trending hashtags or your Following feed.
- Click a video to open it on the viewer page.
- Click the Favorite or bookmark icon below the video thumbnail while watching.
- The video will be bookmarked to your account’s Favorites collection.
- To view your Favorites, click your profile icon and select Favorites from the dropdown menu.
Bookmarking from desktop gives you the largest screen to easily identify videos you want to save. As long as you’re logged into your account, your bookmarks will sync across mobile and desktop.
Bookmarking is an incredibly useful feature in TikTok that lets you save entertaining, informative and interesting videos to easily find and watch again later. It’s simple to use the built-in tools to bookmark videos and curate organized Favorites playlists.
Some key takeaways:
- Tap the Share icon on mobile or desktop TikTok and select “Add to Favorites” to bookmark any video.
- Access your Favorites collection from your profile to rewatch saved videos.
- Use Private Collections to categorize videos into different playlists.
- Try third-party tools like TikStok or browser extensions for expanded bookmarking options.
- Bookmarking works seamlessly across iOS, Android and desktop.
Setting aside a few minutes each day to bookmark great videos can leave you with a library of amazing content. Now get out there, watch some awesome TikToks and use that bookmark button freely!