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Share Video

Overview

Share Video API allows users to share videos from your Web or Desktop app into TikTok. Videos will be sent into users' inboxes where they can then be edited and published through the TikTok app.

Authorization Scopes

  • video.upload gives developers permissions to upload a video on behalf of the TikTok user.

Endpoint Documentation

Endpoint

POSThttps://open-api.tiktok.com/share/video/upload/

Request

Query Parameters

Key

Type

Description

open_id

string

The TikTok user's unique identifier, which is obtained through /oauth/access_token/.

access_token

string

The token that bears the authorization of the TikTok user, which is obtained through /oauth/access_token/.


Body

Content-Type: multipart/form-data

Part

Type

Description

video

MP4

The video file being uploaded.


Response

Response.data Struct

Key

Type

Description

share_id

string

A unique identifier for the shared video.

error_code

int64

Error code.

error_msg

string

Error description. If the request is not successful, then this field will be returned.


Response.extra Struct

Key

Type

Description

error_detail

string

Detailed information on the error.

logid

string

Unique identifier to identify the request.


Constraints

To make sure the video can be shared successfully, the developer is responsible for uploading video files that meet the following expectations:

  • The size of the uploaded video file must be less than or equal to 50 MB.
  • The duration of the video file must be at least 3 seconds and at most 60 seconds.
  • The supported video file format is MP4.
  • The video resolution is at least 540p.

Webhook

TikTok uses webhooks to notify your application when an event happens to the shared video.

For more information about how to set up a webhook subscription, see Webhooks Overview.

Example Flow

  1. Make sure your users have authorized video.upload permissions to your application. This should be shown under the authorization page as a bullet that reads "Publish videos to TikTok".
  1. Send a POST request to the share/video/upload endpoint.

Example Request

curl --location --request POST 'https://open-api.tiktok.com/share/video/upload/?access_token=<ACCESS_TOKEN>&open_id=<OPEN_ID>' \
--form 'video=@"/Users/tiktok/Downloads/video.mp4"'
  1. Check to make sure you have received a successful response. With a successful response, you should see a notification show up in your inbox saying that your video has been sent to TikTok.

Example Successful Response

{
    "data": {
        "err_code": 0,
        "error_code": 0,
        "share_id": "v_inbox.<ID>"
    },
    "extra": {
        "error_detail": "",
        "logid": "<LOG_ID>"
    }
}

Example Failed Response

{
    "data": {
        "err_code": 20002,
        "error_code": 20002,
        "error_msg": "The user did not authorize the scope required for completing this request."
    },
    "extra": {
        "error_detail": "",
        "logid": "<LOG_ID>"
    }
}

Notification in inbox

  1. After some time, another notification will appear in your inbox saying: "Your video from <APP> is ready: Edit your video before sharing to TikTok." Click this notification to proceed to edit and publish your video to TikTok. You may instead get another notification explaining that your video upload has failed. If this occurs, please check that your video meets the constraints outlined in the "Constraints" section above in this documentation and try uploading your video again.

Successful Upload Notification

Unnsuccessful Upload Notification