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The Best Ways To Remove TikTok Watermarks

Learn how to save TikTok videos without a watermark in this practical guide.

Karina
8 minutes read

When you create an awesome video for TikTok, it’s only natural to want to share it on other platforms like YouTube Shorts or Instagram Reels. Why go through the hassle of recreating content when you’ve already got something that’s a hit?

But here’s the catch: social media platforms don’t like content from their competitors. If you try to export your video, it will come with a watermark, and if you post it elsewhere, the algorithms will push it down, and you’ll get little to no reach or engagement.

So, how do you fix this catch-22? Well, you can still cross-post your content if you know these hacks for removing a TikTok watermark.

 

 

The Best Ways for Removing TikTok Watermarks

Want to share your TikTok videos to other platforms and repurpose content with ease? Discover four practical ways to remove TikTok watermarks.

1. Use Third-Party TikTok Watermark Remover Apps

Third-party apps can be a real game-changer when removing TikTok watermarks. These apps simplify the process, making it easy and quick for creators to remove the TikTok logo.

The best watermark removal apps are:

  • SnapTik: Available in the Google Play or Apple Store or simply on their desktop app.
  • Media.io TikTok Watermark Remover: This is a paid tool with a free trial. It is available as desktop software and an iOS app.

Don’t vibe with these options? There are also countless others in the Apple and Google Play Store.

The good thing is that these apps all generally work the same way. So once you’ve made your decision, here’s how to use a TikTok watermark remover app:

Step 1: Open TikTok and find the TikTok video you want to download. Tap Share and then tap Copy link.

Copy the link for the tiktok video you want to repost without a watermark

Copy the link for the tiktok video you want to repost without a watermark

Step 2: Open the TikTok watermark remover app. If a pop-up window asks, “Do you want to allow the app to paste from TikTok?” tap on allow paste or paste the link into the space provided.

SnapTik watermark removal tool for TikTok videos

SnapTik watermark removal tool for TikTok videos

Step 3: Tap download and save the video to your device without watermark issues and upload it directly to Instagram Reels or your Plann content calendar.

Download your TikTok video without a watermark

Download your TikTok video without a watermark

Good to Know: None of these apps are affiliated with TikTok and could stop working if the social media platform changes its API.

2. Crop the Watermark Out of the Video

If you’re looking for a straightforward, no-fuss method to remove TikTok watermarks, cropping the video is an option. This simple technique requires no special software beyond a basic video editor. Here’s how you can crop out the watermark from your TikTok videos.

Step 1: Download and save your TikTok video to your device. You can do this directly from the TikTok app by tapping the “Save Video” option.

Download TikTok video to your device

Download TikTok video to your device

Step 2: Open your video editor. You can use your device’s built-in video editor or any third-party editing app you prefer. Popular options include iMovie, InShot, or CapCut.

Step 3: Crop the video. Import your video from your gallery and locate the crop tool in the editing app. The tool will allow you to trim the edges of the video and remove the TikTok watermark. Be mindful to crop just enough to remove the watermark without losing important content from your video.

Use your editing tool to remove TikTok watermark

Use your editing tool to remove TikTok watermark

Step 4: Save the edited video. Once satisfied with the crop, save the edited video to your device and cross-post it to your other social media platforms, either manually or with Plann’s built-in cross-posting tool.

Good to Know: This method isn’t foolproof and only works if the watermark is in a non-essential area of the frame. If not, you’ll have to explore the other TikTok watermark remover strategies mentioned in this guide.

3. Remove TikTok Watermark With Online Tools and Websites

Not keen on downloading additional apps or fiddling with video editors? Then you’re in luck. There are online tools and websites that give users a convenient way to remove a TikTok watermark in only a few clicks.

Some of the most popular online tools and websites include:

  • Watermarkremover.io: Whether on a mobile device or your computer, the online tool lets you quickly eliminate a TikTok watermark.
  • HitPaw Watermark Remover: A free AI-powered TikTok watermark remover tool available on Windows and Mac.

Both websites are easy to use. Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting started.

Step 1: Copy and paste the URL of your TikTok video into an online tool like HitPaw.

Step 2: Click the Download button to save the non-watermark TikTok video file to your device.

Step 3: Re-share it on your other social media accounts.

Good to Know: If you’re planning out your content and using a tool like Plann, you can drag and drop your videos straight into your calendar from your desktop. Once that’s done, you can bulk schedule your content to auto-post and use the AI caption writer to break free of writer’s block.

4. Video Editing Software

Do you already have an Adobe Premiere Pro subscription or want more control over your video edits? Advanced video editing software is another method for removing TikTok watermarks.

While these tools come with powerful and precise editing features, they’re not cheap. The high price tag isn’t worth it if you only use them to remove watermarks. But if you plan to use them for all your editing needs, then it makes sense.

Here’s a detailed guide to help you remove TikTok watermarks using Adobe Premiere Pro.

Step 1: Open Adobe Premiere Pro and create a new project. Go to “File”> “Import” and select the TikTok video you want to edit. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the video file into the Project panel. You will need to first download and save the TikTok videos to your computer.

hitpaw tiktok watermark removal online tool

hitpaw tiktok watermark removal online tool

Step 2: Drag the imported video from the Project panel to the Timeline to create a new sequence. Ensure the sequence settings match the video’s resolution and frame rate.

 

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hitpaw tiktok watermark removal online tool

Step 3: Right-click on the video clip in the Timeline and select “Duplicate.” This will create a copy of the video layer on top of the original.

Step 4: Select the duplicated video layer. Go to the “Effects” panel and search for the “Crop” effect. Drag the Crop effect onto the duplicated video layer in the Timeline. In the “Effect Controls” panel, adjust the Crop settings to remove the area of the video with the watermark. This will likely involve cropping from the bottom and right sides. Be careful not to crop out important parts of the video.

If cropping alone doesn’t remove the TikTok watermark or affects the video’s appearance, you can blur the remaining watermark area.

Step 5: Select the original video layer. Go to the “Effects” panel and search for the “Gaussian Blur” effect. Drag the Gaussian Blur effect onto the original video layer in the Timeline. In the “Effect Controls” panel, use the Pen tool to create a mask around the watermark area. Adjust the mask feathering to blend the blur seamlessly. Increase the blurriness value until the TikTok watermark is obscured.

Step 6: Adjust the opacity of the duplicated layer to blend it with the original layer. This can help smooth out any visible transitions caused by cropping or blurring.

Step 7: Once you’re satisfied with the edits, go to “File”> “Export”> “Media.” Choose the desired export settings, ensuring the resolution, frame rate, and format match your requirements. Click “Export” to save the final, watermark-free video to your device.

Removing TikTok Watermarks: Frequently Asked Questions

Can you remove TikTok watermarks for free?

Yes, free methods and tools are available, like SnapTik, to remove TikTok watermarks. However, these methods might have limitations, such as reduced video quality or less effective watermark removal.

Why would you want to remove a TikTok watermark?

There are several reasons to remove TikTok watermarks. You might want to share your TikTok videos on other social media platforms without the TikTok branding. For professional use, a watermark-free video can look more polished and aesthetically pleasing. Removing the watermark can help in maintaining consistent branding across different platforms, and ensures your content isn’t deprioritised in the algorithms on other social media platforms.

Is it legal to remove TikTok watermarks?

TikTok’s terms of service state that removing watermarks can be a violation, especially if it involves copyright infringement. Always ensure you have the right to edit and share the content and be mindful of the potential legal implications.

How can you remove the TikTok watermark on iPhone?

To remove the watermark from a TikTok video on an iPhone, use a third-party app like “Media.io” available on the App Store. Simply upload your video to the app, use the watermark removal tool, and save the edited video.

How can you save TikTok videos without a watermark on Android?

To save a TikTok video without a watermark on Android, you can use the app “SnapTik”, which allows you to download TikTok videos directly without the watermark. Just copy the video link from TikTok, paste it into SnapTik, and download the watermark-free video.

How can you save a video without the TikTok watermark on desktop?

To save a TikTok video without a watermark on a desktop, use an online tool like “HitPaw”. Copy the TikTok video link, paste it into the website, and download the video without the watermark.

Remove Any TikTok Watermark Like a Pro

There you go. You have four different ways to remove a watermark from your TikTok videos.

However, each method has its own drawbacks, whether time, cost or skill.

So, what is the best and quickest way to avoid watermarks altogether? While you’re in the editing screen on TikTok (but before adding sound or text), tap the Save button on the right-hand panel, which will save your video to your device.

Keen to level up your TikTok strategy? Sign up for a free Plann Pro 7-day trial today and get instant access to the cross-post feature. Schedule all your content across different platforms in a couple of minutes and at times your audience is online and ready to engage.

 

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