If you are not one of those that want to become TikTok famous or you don’t want your profile to be shared with anybody then this article would do you good. Below I would be showing you the steps available on how to make your TikTok Account Private. TikTok allows you to customize its privacy settings for you to be able to choose who would see your content.
TikTok Private Account
For content creators, switching your account from public to private would offer you more control as to who views your videos, plus you get to further tweak your account settings so that you would be able to limit people that see your videos – even among your connections.
Plus, if you happen to be a teenager that is within the age of 13 and 17 years old, TikTok has additional privacy controls for your safety. These settings include default settings that prevent strangers from downloading your videos, stopping other users from doing a duet or stitching your videos, and eliminating all suggestion settings in other to make things a lot harder for people to locate you.
How to Make TikTok Private
If you do happen to be in possession of a public account, your profile and videos can be viewed and downloaded by anyone even if they are not in possession of an account. Also, they can make use of your content to make stitches or duets once you have enabled it on your profile. By just changing your profile to private, you can put a stop to all that. You should be able to approve or deny followers’ requests so that only people that you approve can view your videos, watch your live videos, see other content and read your bio.
By also placing your account in the Private Mode, your followers would not be able to download your videos and would not be able to stitch or create duets. Making the switch from public to private is quite easy, and you can do it in just a few steps. Follow the steps stated below to do it.
- Launch your TikTok App on your smartphone
- After that tap on your profile button found at the bottom-right corner
- Then tap on the 3-line icon located at the top-right
- Select the settings and privacy option
- After that toggle the private Account tab on/off.
Privacy Controls for Every Video
Whether your profile is a public or a private one, you can choose to change the settings at any time on each video that you share. TikTok has about three general privacy modes for all posts: everyone would be able to see, only your followers, or only can see. If your profile is already private, you would be given the option to allow your videos to be viewed by everyone that you are connected with or only your friends, or for your eyes only. You can choose to adjust your privacy settings right before you upload or after the post is made.
Follow the steps stated below to make your TikTok post private:
- Click on create your Video
- Once you have done that, record your video, and then tap the privacy settings button found on the right.
- Select the privacy settings that you want to make use of.
After your Post, if you decide to switch to privacy settings follow these steps:
- Choose the video that you want to update
- Tap on the 3-dot icon located on the right side
- After that select, the privacy setting located at the bottom
- Choose a privacy setting from the Who can watch this video tab.
And with this, you would be able to see who makes your TikTok video private. The steps are not that complicated so you should be able to get around them quickly.