How To Find and Make Drafts in Tik Tok

TikTok is becoming a popular application used for posting short videos. From “How To” videos to funny stunts, TikTok is a great platform that allows individuals to express themselves and their talents.

With over 800 million users around the globe, people are using this social platform like Facebook and Instagram. Offering customization options like adding music and filters, you may want to create a video and save it for later. Posting at the right time is important too, you can create the perfect video and post it when people are more likely to be online getting more views and engagements.

This article will teach you how to save and retrieve drafted videos in TikTok.

Make a Draft Video in TikTok

There are two options to create drafts in TikTok. You can record within TikTok and save it as a draft or shoot outside of TikTok and keep it on your phone until you need it.

To create a draft, do this:

Step 1

Open the TikTok application and tap on the ‘+’ sign centered at the bottom of your screen.

Step 2

Record your video just like you normally would.

Step 3

Choose any filters, music, etc. that will make your video more interesting.

Step 4

Once you’ve made the necessary adjustments, tap on the red circle with a white checkmark to confirm you’re ready to move forward.

Step 5

Add stickers, music, or filters on this page then tap ‘Next’ to move forward to the publish screen.

Step 6

Locate ‘Drafts’ in the lower left-hand corner and click on it, then confirm that you want to save it as a draft.

This is ideal for shooting multiple scenes at once to make up different videos. You can edit and work on these videos and then publish them when you’re good and ready.

You can also shoot your video on your phone camera and keep it there until you need it.

  1. Record your video and save it on your phone.
  2. Select the ‘+’ icon to shoot a video.
  3. Select Upload at the bottom right of the screen.
  4. Select the video you want to use.
  5. Arrange the video in the timeline as required and hit Next.
  6. Perform any edits you need and hit Next.
  7. Add any tags or captions and hit Post.

This has exactly the same result as shooting the video in TikTok. Nobody viewing it will know the difference.

Find Drafts in TikTok

Draft videos will be stored in your Gallery. As we set them to private, nobody else can see them, so they will remain there until you’re ready to use them. If you’re ready to publish, you can do it from your Gallery.

Step 1

Select the profile icon in the lower right-hand corner of the screen, it says ‘Me’

Step 2

Tap on Drafts and select the drafted video

Step 3

Choose any adjustments you’d like to make such as comments or viewer’s options.

Step 4

Change ‘Who can watch this video’ based on your preferences.

Step 5

Click on ‘Post’ at the lower right-hand corner to go live with your video.

Your video will then go live, and your chosen audience will be able to view it as usual.

Editing Drafts in TikTok

Once you’ve located your Draft you do have the option to edit it again before posting. Follow the instructions above to locate your draft. Once you get to the pre-post screen asking you to add a description simply click the back arrow located in the upper left-hand corner. This will take you back to the editing screen.

Make any adjustments as you usually would click ‘Next’ and post.

Public and Private Videos in TikTok

TikTok gives you the option to set your video as ‘Private’ or ‘Public.’ You may want to set your video to private when creating a draft. The extra step is a precautionary measure to stop you from accidentally releasing the video before you’re ready. If you randomly select that video and publish it, the video will remain private.

Public videos are different. It is exactly that, public. It will be accessible to anyone using TikTok. If you’re using the network for marketing, you’re going to work with public videos most of the time, but keeping them private until you’re ready to publish is an extra security measure.

You can change a public video to private at any time, even after publication.

  1. Select the video you want to make private in TikTok.
  2. Tap on more icon at the bottom right.
  3. Select the padlock icon and on the Who can watch this video option, select Only me.

Your video will disappear from search and no longer be viewable by TikTok users. You can reverse this to make a private video public too.

Delete A Video In TikTok

If you ever need to delete a video in TikTok, that’s very straightforward too. It’s the nuclear option as the video will disappear from the network altogether, but it works. The preferred choice would be to make the video private but if you need to delete a video you can.

  1. Open the video from within TikTok.
  2. Select more icon at the bottom of the screen to scroll the options.
  3. Select the trash icon.
  4. Confirm your choice.

There is no bulk delete option, so if you’re housekeeping, you’re going to need to do this for every video you want to remove.

Deleting Drafts

You may have several drafts saved in the TikTok app, or just one. If you’d like to delete it you can.

  1. Open the TikTok app and click on the profile icon that says “Me” located in the lower left-hand corner
  2. Open your drafted videos
  3. Tap ‘Select’ in the upper right-hand corner

  4. Tap the bubbles next to the drafts you’d like to delete
  5. Tap on Delete and confirm by clicking ‘Discard’ in the pop-up box

Recovering Drafts

Although there are a few steps you have to follow, it seems some have accidentally deleted important drafts.

Several users have reported that they’ve accidentally deleted important apps. This can happen when clearing the apps’ cache, uninstalling and reinstalling, or clicking the ‘Delete’ option.

Can I restore a deleted draft?

There isn’t a way to recover a deleted draft from the TikTok app. We’ve heard of a few third-party apps that can recover a deleted TikTok draft, but there’s no guarantee they work the way they should.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eInstalling third-party apps can also cause issues for your phone so be sure to read the reviews before downloading. The application will need to access all data in your phone’s deleted cache as well. To ensure that you don’t accidentally delete your drafts in the future, don’t empty your cache and back up all draft videos.

How can I move my drafts from one phone to another?

Save the draft to your device, perform a backup of your phone to Google Photos, iCloud, DropBox, Samsung Cloud, or any other service. Sign in to the account on your new device and the draft will appear in your cloud.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eWhen you’re ready to post, simply choose the ‘Upload’ option to the right of the record button in TikTok. Select your draft from the cloud, and proceed to post it as you normally would.

12 thoughts on “How To Find and Make Drafts in Tik Tok”

ari says:
What app is it?
Mrz says:
How to recover drafts deleted by third party apps?
Anele says:
On my drafts I have a tiktok and i tried to post it but it won’t let me go on it and say max i am length exceeded. I can’t go on the tiktok at all to delete the clips or anything. HELP
Enourembi says:
I have lost all my private videos after reinstalling tiktok again after uninstalling for 5 days how can i backup my videos this is so irritating this didn’t happen before
gabi says:
If i get a new phone how can i get my drafts onto that phone from my previous phone?
caitlyn says:
what third party app can restore drafts??
Sara christina says:
I have deleted my drafts video how to recover them
Sachin says:
My tik tok drafts back up
gareth says:
how do i post drafts
Kumar says:
I accidentally deleted all videos in draft on TikTok is there a way to recover that?
Krith says:
I lost my draft while cachae clear. If that would be the case I won’t have cleared . But tiktok say drafts will be cleared only when uninstalled. Retrieve my drafts plz
Anthony Howard says:
I need to clear up my TikTok cache but I’m afraid that my draft videos may get deleted. Will this happen?
NH says:
Yes ..I did the same ..I cleared my data because tiktok is supposed to not to del my drafts . I logged out and cleared my data .and then when I logged in my drafts are gone..but tiktok says that it wil delete ur drafts only if we uninstall the app !! Hell I lost so many drafts.
Christin Berkman says:
We accidentally deleted a draft on TikTok is there a way to recover that?
Travis Abel says:
Is it possible to combine two or more drafts?

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