How to Make Your TikTok Account Private & Public

Posted on: Aug. 05, 2022

Do you know that you can make your TikTok account private? It's a useful function if you don't want strangers following you without permission or prevent newcomers from seeing your videos. Follow this guide to set your TikTok account as private now!

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Differences Between a Private and Public Account

If you have a private account, only people with your approval can follow you, view your videos, LIVE videos, bio, likes as well as your following and followers lists. With a private account, other people can't Duet, Stitch, or download your videos.

While for a public account, the profile and videos will be visible to anyone on or off TikTok. Based on your Privacy Settings, other people may also be able to Duet, Stitch and download your videos.

Note
Whether your account is private or public, you can always limit the audience for your videos in your Privacy Settings. Regardless of your account type, other people can search for your account. You can still choose who can comment on your videos, send you direct messages, and decide whether your account is recommended to others.

How to Make Your TikTok Account Private

In just five steps, you can set your TikTok account as private. Let’s take a look at how to make your TikTok Private.

Step 1
Open the TikTok application on your Android or iPhone.
Step 2
Tap Profile in the bottom right.
Step 3
Next, click three dots located at the top-right of your screen.
Step 4
Select Privacy and Safety.
Step 5
Go to Privacy and toggle Private Account on.

How to Make Your TikTok Videos Private

Remember what we mentioned above? Whether your profile is private or public, you can easily change the privacy settings on each video you share.

If your profile is already private, you can still make TikTok videos viewable to your followers or people you've connected with. You can adjust your privacy settings before you upload or after you post. If you want to make your new video private, follow the steps below:

Step 1
Tap Create Your Video icon.
Step 2
On the Post screen, tap Who can watch this video.
Step 3
Choose a privacy setting.

To change the privacy setting on a video you already posted:

Step 1
Find the video you want to adjust on your Profile.
Step 2
Tap the 3-dot icon on the side.
Step 3
Click on Privacy settings at the bottom.
Step 4
Choose Who can watch this video.
Step 5
Select a privacy setting.

How to Unprivate Your TikTok Account

If you’ve your TikTok account as private but you’ve changed your mind about who you want to see it, the app allows you to switch between a private account and a public account. To take your account off private, do as follows.

Step 1
Launch TikTok app on your device.
Step 2
Click Profile > three-dots icon > Settings and privacy > tap Privacy.
Step 3
Here tap the toggle icon next to the Private account and an interface will appear from the bottom. Next, tap Switch to confirm your decision.

The Bottom Line

That's all for how to make your TikTok account private. Now follow this guide to change your TikTok privacy settings.

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