Maybe something happened where you don’t want anyone other than your current group of followers to see the content on your TikTok account. Maybe you’re worried about people from your work seeing what you post on TikTok. Or, maybe you just want some privacy and you don’t want everyone in the world to be able to see what you post on the social media platform. No matter the reason TikTok makes it easy to make your account private, which will ensure that only your current followers and people you approve will be able to see your video catalog, live videos, bio, likes and more.
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Steps to Make Your TikTok Account Private
- Launch the TikTok app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
- Tap the “Profile” icon at the bottom of the screen. You’ll be routed to your TikTok account menu.
- Tap the “Menu” icon at the top of this screen. A menu pops up at the bottom of the screen.
- Tap “Settings and Privacy.”
- Navigate to the Account section, and then tap “Privacy” in that section.
- Navigate to the Discoverability section, and then tap the toggle associated with “Private Account” in that section to turn it on. Again, be aware that only users you approve can follow you and watch your videos going forward. Your existing followers won’t be affected and will still be able to see what you post.
Alternative to Making TikTok Account Private
If you feel like making your TikTok account private is too restrictive, you have another option. You can try adjusting your other TikTok privacy settings. You can adjust who can send you messages and comment on your videos, and whether your account is suggested to others.
Reasons You May Want to Make Your TikTok Account Private
1. Privacy Concerns
Keeping your TikTok account private can be a wise move for individuals who value their personal privacy. Making your account private allows you to control who sees your videos and information. This is important because TikTok is a platform that is accessible to people from all over the world. By making your account private, you can ensure that only people you trust can access your personal information and videos.
2. Protecting Personal Life
Having a private TikTok account can help protect your personal life from being on display for the world to see. This can be particularly important for individuals who are sharing sensitive information or videos that they do not want to be public. Keeping your account private means that you can control who sees your videos and personal information, ensuring that only people you trust can access it.
3. Avoiding Unwanted Attention
Making your TikTok account private can help you avoid unwanted attention from strangers. This can include annoying comments, messages, or followers who you do not want to engage with. By making your account private, you can control who has access to your videos and prevent these unwanted interactions.
4. Controlling Who Sees Your Content
Having a private TikTok account gives you control over who sees your videos and information. This means that you can choose to limit the visibility of your content to only those people who you trust and have approved to follow you. This can be particularly important for individuals who are sharing sensitive or personal information that they do not want to be widely accessible.
5. Protecting Minors
For parents and guardians of minors, making their children’s TikTok accounts private can be a way to protect them from online predators or inappropriate content. By making the account private, you can control who has access to your children’s videos and information, ensuring that only trusted individuals can see it.
6. Preventing Unauthorized Use
By keeping your TikTok account private, you can prevent others from reposting or misusing your videos without your permission. This can be particularly important for individuals who are sharing videos that they have created or information that is unique to them. Making your account private ensures that only those individuals who you trust can access and potentially use your content.