How to Submit Appeal for TikTok Community Guidelines Violation

Introduction

TikTok is a great platform for sharing your content, and connecting with people who like your content. However, there are a lot of rules, and it doesn’t take a lot to include something in your video that gets auto-detected as being in violation of TikTok’s community guidelines. It’s important that you review your TikTok community guidelines violation reason, and if you disagree with TikTok’s reason, to be clear why you disagree with TikTok and then submit an appeal. Submitting an appeal for TikTok violations is important because your TikTok account could get banned if you pile up too many violations.

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Steps to Submit Appeal for TikTok Community Guidelines Violation

  1. Launch the TikTok app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. As a reminder, you can’t see your TikTok Community Guidelines violation reason on the TikTok website.
  2. Tap “Profile.”
Tap Profile.
  1. Make sure the “Posts” icon is selected, and then scroll down until you find your post that violated TikTok’s community guidelines.
Make sure the Posts icon is selected, then tap the post that received a TikTok community guidelines violation.
  1. Tap your post that violated TikTok’s community guidelines. You’ll see a message on this screen telling you the specific reason this TikTok post was removed.
ou'll see a message on this screen telling you the specific reason this TikTok post was removed.
  1. Tap “See Details” at the bottom of this screen.
Tap See Details.

You’ll land on a Video Removed screen that will give you more information about why your video was found to violate TikTok’s community guidelines.

You'll see an expanded reason for this video's TikTok community guidelines violation.
  1. Scroll down to the Feedback section, and then tap “Disagree.” You’ll be prompted to choose why you disagree with TikTok’s decision to remove your video.
Scroll down to Feedback, and then tap Disagree.
  1. Choose the specific reason you disagree with TikTok for removing your video, and then tap “Submit.” A screen letting you know that your feedback was submitted is shown.
Choose the specific reason you disagree with TikTok for removing your video, and then tap Submit.
  1. Tap “Submit Appeal.” You’ll land on a screen where you can request another review.
A screen letting you know that your feedback was submitted is shown. Tap Submit Appeal.
  1. Tap “Submit” to request another review of your TikTok video.
Tap Submit to request another review of your TikTok video.

The next screen lets you know that your appeal has been received and that you’ll get a notification as soon as there is an update around your content.

The next screen lets you know that your appeal has been received and that you'll get a notification as soon as there is an update around your content.

Common Reasons You Can Receive a TikTok Community Guidelines Violation

1. Inappropriate or Sexually-explicit Content

TikTok strictly prohibits the sharing of explicit or inappropriate content that is not suitable for a wide audience. This includes sexual acts, nudity, or anything that is considered vulgar or obscene. The platform takes a zero-tolerance approach to this type of content and may ban users who violate these guidelines.

2. Harassment, Bullying, or Hate Speech

TikTok wants to create a positive and inclusive community for all users. That’s why they have strict policies against harassment, bullying, or hate speech. This includes any form of online abuse, name-calling, or discriminatory behavior. The platform will remove content that violates these guidelines and may even ban the offending user.

3. Spam, Misinformation, or Scams

TikTok is vigilant against spam, misinformation, or scams that aim to deceive users or disrupt the platform’s community. This includes fake news, phishing attempts, or posts that spread false or misleading information. The platform will remove content that violates these guidelines and may also ban the offending user.

4. Intellectual Property Infringement

TikTok respects the intellectual property of its users and others. That’s why they have strict guidelines against copyright infringement, trademark violations, or other types of intellectual property theft. The platform will remove content that violates these guidelines and may also ban the offending user.

5. Community Standards for Violence, Gore, or Adult Content

TikTok wants to create a safe environment for its users. That’s why they have strict standards for violence, gore, or other adult content. This includes explicit depictions of violence or gore, as well as any other content that is not suitable for a wide audience. The platform will remove content that violates these guidelines and may also ban the offending user.

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