How to Dislike a TikTok Video


The TikTok algorithm does a decent job of feeding you videos you’ll like. To align TikTok with your interests, indicate both liked and disliked videos. Thankfully, TikTok makes it relatively easy to indicate that you don’t like a video.

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Steps to Dislike a TikTok Video

  1. Hold your finger against the screen while the TikTok video you want to dislike is playing. A menu pops up.
  2. Tap “Not Interested” if you want TikTok to show you fewer videos similar to this one.

Alternatively, tap “More” next to Not Interested if you want to see more specific options.

  1. In this menu you can choose whether you want to hide TikTok videos from this user, or hide videos on TikTok with the sound this video is using. Going forward, you selections will take effect.

3 Reasons to Dislike a TikTok Video

1. Improve Your Feed

Liking videos on TikTok signals the algorithm to show you more similar content. Disliking videos on TikTok is important for the same reasons. Disliking videos on TikTok signals the algorithm to not show similar content. The end result should be that you see more videos you’re likely to enjoy in your TikTok feed.

2. You Don’t Like The Song

TikTok can flood your feed with videos using a song that becomes popular. This can be great if you like the song and the videos that people build around it align with what you like. If that specific song or video doesn’t interest you, you may want to make those videos disappear. TikTok’s dislike feature makes it possible to indicate that you don’t like the song used in a video, which should result in you seeing far less of those videos in your feed.

3. You Don’t Like the Content Creator

Similar to the way certain songs can dominate TikTok for a moment, content creators can get big almost overnight and start taking over user feeds as well. Similar to the way you can use TikTok’s dislike feature to indicate you don’t like a particular song, you can use it to indicate that you don’t like a particular content creator. Telling TikTok you don’t like a creator will result in you being served fewer videos from that person.

About Max

Max has nearly 20 years of experience working in IT across three different industries in project management and management capacities: publishing, telecommunications and healthcare. He holds the following degrees and certifications: BS Communications, MA Communications, MBA and Project Management Professional (PMP). His tutorial-focused YouTube channel earned more than 100,000 subscribers in its first four years, and currently has more than 160,000 subscribers, 110,000,000 video views and an insane 2.4 million hours of watch time. Max enjoys learning new technology, reading and collecting comic books, listening to audiobooks and playing video games.

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