Backup your Tik-Tok’s to the Decentralized Cloud
Recently, there has been a lot of buzz around TikTok getting banned in the United States, Europe, and other geographies. On June 29th, the Indian government banned TikTok, making it inaccessible to users across the country. On November 12th, the same ban will go into effect in the United States (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/18/business/trump-tik-tok-wechat-ban.html)
With great uncertainty existing around the future state of the application, it is in many users’ best interest to backup their creative videos, comedy sketches, and dances before it’s too late.
Data stored on Tardigrade is decentralized, meaning that it’s spread across uncorrelated endpoints across the world with different hardware types, ISPs, and owners. This makes Tardigrade much more resilient than other solutions, protecting you and your personal data from deletion and censorship.
How to Download Your Personal TikTok Data
You can request a copy of your TikTok data and download information like your profile (username, profile photo, profile description, and contact info), your activity (videos, comment history, chat history, purchase history, likes, and favorites), and your app settings (privacy settings, notification settings, and language settings). The steps to download your TikTok data are the same for both iPhones and Android devices.
Open TikTok on your phone and go to your profile.
Click on the three dots that appear at the top right corner.
Under “Account,” select “Privacy and safety.”
Click on “Personalize and data” → “Download your data.”
Once your data is ready for download, you will receive a message in your TikTok inbox that says “System Notifications: The file you’ve requested containing your Tiktok information is now ready for you to download.” Tap that message and select “Download.”
When the file is downloaded, you can find all your comments, direct messages, activity, and more. To save your TikToks, click on the “Videos” folder → “Videos.txt” file.
Warning: You are not done yet! The file you’ve received has information about your TikToks like the date you published them, the video link, and the number of likes you got. But it doesn’t include the actual video itself. To archive the video, you need to copy and paste the video link into your web browser, then download the TikTok to your device. Yes, it will take some time to download all your videos, but if they’re worth it, they’re worth the time!
See below for a walkthrough to download other creator’s TikToks to the Decentralized Cloud.
How to Download TikToks by Other Creators
Open TikTok on your phone and go to the video you want to save.
On the right side of the video, click on the arrow which indicates the “Save Video” button." Alternatively you can selecr“Copy URL” button, and copy the URL into a third party tool like (https://www.tiktokdownloader.org/)
[PS - it would be cool to see a community tool that automatically takes TikTok URLs and uploads them to the decentralized cloud]
- That’s it—you know have a local copy of the tiktok
Once you have downloaded your TikTok data locally, you are now able to move it to your computer and upload to the decentralized cloud.
Once you have uploaded your TikToks to the Decentralized Cloud, you can stream and share them using the Tardigrade Linksharing Service
Have you backed up your TikToks to the Decentralized Cloud? If so - we’d love to watch them live!
Here’s “Big Baby” - one of the most popular TikToks from 2019: https://link.tardigradeshare.io/1NvnTCowkbdJGFnKHB8HwVFHuQFjsLaS1MrAUz1JrSR5x7hGdB7om2nnqJqEwZLLkNQHWiecWQFrd6ZwPmVav9PFKvw2i2oaMJU9By9utQJYDsNQNxDdadjt5NNtqKVjGXhgAjcKNvSCpe5MGDMS1Q9jxUnpwLvdwW4vvt25s9vtLEgJXMZ9UqWZAnLPjF3AhcR9Ebn7jHUqBT7xUnfU4H3reQwyRSkygK4U3k2V82zRsKUxUKP8ZPoEq3uunzkPymPj1akBdiKoKRmfpL3GHjvHYzUbCLutFMSfbcJiPZYC2gbfLLQRJyWxBrfL86mqHM4MiVdi1edTVtq2seHqa2KyER1Qxre582Mq8jFVMuhG5XrqdZeDLVqT/dwebdemo/BigBaby.mp4?view
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