How To Add TikTok Videos To Snapchat
Last Updated: September 13, 2020
Proud of a video you made on TikTok and want to share it on Snapchat? Marketing using TikTok and want to spread the word on other social networks? Want to add TikTok videos to Snapchat so more people see them? Anything is possible when you know how and this tutorial will show you how!
TikTok and Snapchat are different sides of the same coin. Short videos, lip syncing or singing, comedy sketches or mini routines on a video that lasts less than the average commercial. They work and they work very well. With TikTok saying it has over a billion users and Snapchat having over 190 million daily active users, there is an audience out there for whatever you’re doing.
Sharing content between social networks is common for individuals and marketers wanting to get the word out. Some social networks allow you to share content between then but TikTok and Snapchat do not. That doesn’t mean you cannot do it, just that you have to figure it out yourself.
Add TikTok videos to Snapchat
To add TikTok videos to Snapchat you will need to download them onto your phone from TikTok and then upload them to Snapchat. There is currently no way that I know of to share between the two networks. They are too close as competitors for that. Instead, you have to do it manually.
Download your own videos from TikTok
You can download your own videos with ease in TikTok. This is the easiest way to share them with Snapchat.
- Open the video you want to share.
- Select the Share icon in the bottom right of the video while it’s playing.
- Select Download from the popup menu.
- Find the video in your camera roll or gallery.
We will upload it to Snapchat in a minute but I first want to cover downloading someone else’s video.
Download other videos from TikTok
TikTok does not provide a mechanism for downloading other videos from its platform as it wants everyone to stay there. There is an app you can use to download videos from others though. Unfortunately, it’s Android only.
- Download and install Video Downloader for Social Media.
- Select a video you want to download on TikTok and play it.
- Select the Share icon in the bottom right.
- Select Copy Link.
- Open Video Downloader for Social Media and select Copy URL & Download.
- Select Download and paste the TikTok URL into the app.
- Download the video.
The app is fairly reliable and will search for the video using the URL and download the file. It might take a few minutes depending on your network speed but it gets the job done.
Upload videos into Snapchat
Most of you already know how to publish a video on Snapchat but for the sake of completion I’ll include it here. I find it easiest to use Memories as it is designed to allow you to keep things like videos.
- Launch Snapchat and swipe to the camera.
- Select the small circle underneath the shutter icon.
- Select Memories from the tab that appears at the bottom of the screen.
- Select the Camera Roll at the top of the Memories screen.
- Locate your video and select to create a Story.
- Save the Story as Draft to keep the video or publish after adding your tags, effects and all that good stuff.
Once you have uploaded your video, you can edit it using Snapchat’s editing functions before you save or post it right away. TikTok’s editing functions are improving but those in Snapchat are still better in my opinion. You might like to spend a little time editing your video, adding filters or whatever in Snapchat before you publish.
Sharing content in multiple places
If you’re using this tutorial to share an unusually cool video between TikTok and Snapchat, you don’t need to read this. If you’re a habitual sharer between networks, you might want to. There is nothing wrong with getting more bang for your buck by sharing the same content across different networks. But, if you do it constantly and with little other original content on each network, you will lose followers.
People don’t have the time or patience on social media to read or watch the same thing over again on different networks. They want to see original content and be entertained. Keep rehashing the same videos on every network and people will soon lose interest. If it’s something special or occasional, you’re all good. If you find yourself doing it regularly, you might want to reconsider.