How To Create, Edit, And Save TikTok Drafts (2023)

TikTok Drafts

How often do you create videos on TikTok? Do you post them immediately? There is a way you can create videos on TikTok, save them as drafts and post later.

TikTok gives you the freedom to create drafts to post later or just post immediately. You may want to make various drafts and save them for later. This is to have flowing content at different intervals.

Here are some of the ways to create videos and save them as drafts. If you want your videos to trend, you need to send them at the right time. They will go viral in the best way possible.

The beauty of drafts is that you are the only one who can see them. You have the freedom to either post them or not. Also, always be careful before posting any videos.

How to Create And Save TikTok Drafts

Step 1: Open the TikTok app on your mobile phone.

Step 2: Click the plus (+) button. This is the record button that allows you to make a video.

Click the plus Plus button

Step 3: Once you are done recording the video, click next.

Step 4: At the bottom, you will see drafts. Click drafts and this will let your recorded video to be saved as a draft that you can post later.

you will see drafts

Your video will be saved as a draft, and you can come back to it later on.

How to Find TikTok Drafts

Once you save it as a draft, this is how you can locate it again.

Step 1: Open the TikTok app on your mobile phone.

Step 2: In the lower right corner, you will see the option” me”. Click it.

see the option me Click

Step 3: On the next page, next to the published content, you will see the draft’s folder option.

you will see the draft's folder option

Step 4: The number illustrated shows how many “video drafts” you have. (For example Drafts: 19)

Step 5: Thereby, you can view all your draft videos from there. You can then click on the respective video to edit it.

That’s it.

How to Edit TikTok Drafts

Once you have located your drafts as seen in the above method, you can now start editing the drafts.

Step 1: Open your TikTok app on your mobile phone.

Step 2: Click on the “me” option. Once there, click on drafts and choose the specific video that you want to edit.

click on drafts and choose the specific video

Step 3: Once you get the pre-post screen asking to add a description, click the “back” arrow on the upper left-hand corner. This will take you to the editing screen.

Take you to the editing screen

Step 4: Make all the necessary adjustments. You can either decide to add music, voice-overs, clips, or filters to the video to make it livelier.

filters to the video to make it livelier

Step 5: Once you are done with setting up the hashtag and cover picture you can now, click next, and publish the video.

click next and publish the video

Step 6: Alternatively, you can still leave it as a draft for posting later.

How To Save TikTok Drafts To Camera Roll

You may have created a TikTok video and would want to save it in the camera roll. You can do this by :

Step 1: Open the drafts folder and select the target video that you want to save in the camera roll.

Step 2: In the option that is written “who can watch this video”, change it to only me.

Step 3: Remember to also “toggle on” the option that asks to “save video”.

Step 4: Click on the “post” option to publish your video. Check your camera roll, the video will be saved there.


Note: Because you are the only one who can access the video, TikTok hides it from the public.

How To Save Your Video Without The TikTok Watermark

Does the TikTok watermark seem a nuisance? Luckily, there is a way you can save a video in your camera roll without the watermark. There are some steps you can take to save the TikTok video without the watermark.

Step 1: Open the TikTok app on your mobile phone.

Step 2: Open the draft videos, then click the video thumbnail to preview them.

video thumbnail to preview them

Step 3: In the top right corner, click on the square to remove the options. This allows you to only see the video.

Step 4: Use your phone’s screen record function to “record” the video and save it in your local storage.

How To Delete TikTok Drafts

At times, you may record a video and feel like you don’t necessarily need to post it. Well, there is a way you can delete the drafts.

Step 1: First, select the drafts option on your TikTok app.

select the TikTok drafts option

Step 2: In the top right corner, click on “select”.


Step 3: Select all the videos that you want to delete.

Select all the videos--Drafts-on-TikTok

Step 4: At the bottom of the screen, you will see the option to delete. Click on it and confirm on the popup that appears.

confirm option-Drafts-on-TikTok

Also, be careful because when you uninstall TikTok, all your saved drafts will also be deleted.

Evaluate Your Videos Before Posting

Saving your videos as drafts is a great way to keep them safe to post later on. This is vital if you don’t want to post many videos at a time.

You can decide to be posting the videos timely. Therefore, just ensure you post the right video at a time and leave the others as drafts. All the best as you modify your TikTok videos.

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