How to Make Your TikTok Account Private

How to Make Your TikTok Account Private
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How to Make Your TikTok Account Private

Sakshi Udavant
August 25, 2022

Having a highly visible TikTok account with lots of followers sounds like a dream for many content creators. But if the thought of everyone viewing your videos makes you hesitant to post, we have a solution for you: You can make your TikTok account private.

You can also make individual posts private if you just want to hide specific videos while keeping your account visible to all. With a private account, only users you approve can follow and watch your videos. Existing followers won’t be affected.

Ready to feel more in control of your account? Here’s how to make your TikTok account and individual posts private.

How to make your account private on TikTok

By default, all TikTok accounts are public. This means anyone can view your profile and the videos you upload. However, making your TikTok private is fairly easy. Just follow the steps below.

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How to make your TikTok account private using the mobile app

  1. Open the TikTok app on your phone.
  2. Go to your profile. You can find this in the bottom right corner of the homepage.

  3. Click on the “Settings” option. You can find this by clicking the three horizontal lines/dots at the top right corner.

  4. Go to the “Privacy” tab and look for the “Discoverability” option.

  5. See the “Private account” option? Toggle it on if you want to keep your account private.

  6. Now, your TikTok account will remain private until you toggle the option off.

How to make your TikTok account private using the web version

Don’t have the TikTok app? No worries. Here’s how to make your TikTok private by accessing it from a laptop or computer.

  1. Open your TikTok account.
  2. Hover over your profile picture on the top right corner until you see a pop-up menu.
  3. Select the “Settings” option.

  4. Go to the “Privacy” tab and find the “Discoverability” option.

  5. See the “Private account” option? Toggle it on if you want to keep your account private.

How to change privacy controls for individual TikTok videos

Only want to hide specific videos on TikTok while keeping your account visible to all? Here’s how you can do that.

Make a new video private on TikTok

  1. Record a new video on TikTok.
  2. As you get ready to post it, open the “Who can view this video” tab.

  3. Select the appropriate privacy settings.
  4. If you’re using the web, this option will look like this:

Make an existing video private on TikTok

  1. Open the video you want to make private.
  2. Tap the three dots on the right side of the video.
  3. Go to “Privacy settings” at the bottom.

  4. Click on the “Who can watch this video” option.

  5. Select the appropriate privacy setting.

The account and videos will now remain private until you change the privacy settings again.

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Disclaimer: The above is solely intended for informational purposes and in no way constitutes legal advice or specific recommendations.