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How to Find Someone on TikTok

Are you looking to find someone on TikTok but you don’t know how to?

Finding someone on TikTok is simple—all you have to do is to use the search function on the app.

However, you need to know the person’s username or name.

If you don’t know the person’s username or name, you won’t be able to search for them on TikTok.

Similarly, if you want to find someone on TikTok by phone number, you can’t use the search function.

Instead, you’ll have to navigate to the “Find contacts” page on the TikTok app.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to find someone on TikTok on the app, by phone number, and on the computer.

  1. How to find someone on TikTok
  2. How to find someone on TikTok by phone number
  3. How to search for someone on TikTok on computer

How to find someone on TikTok

Find someone on TikTok

Open TikTok > login > Discover > search for their name/username.

To find someone on TikTok, you can either use the search function on the app or navigate to the “Find friends” page.

Alternatively, if you know the person’s username, you can visit their profile by going to tiktok.com/@username on a browser.

The “Find friends” page allows you to find your friends on TikTok via your contact list or Facebook.

If you have a lot of people on your contact list, some of them might have connected their phone number with TikTok, so you can find them via the “Find contacts” feature.

The profile link on TikTok is different as compared to other social media platforms.

On social media platforms like Instagram, a profile link does not contain an “@” sign (e.g. instagram.com/followchainorg).

However, if you want to visit someone’s profile using their link on TikTok, you have to include an “@” sign in front of their username (e.g. tiktok.com/@followchain).

The search function on TikTok is the same as other social media platforms.

To search for someone, you can either enter their name or username (if you know it).

Then, scroll down the search results to find their profile based on their profile picture, social links (if any), and so on.

Anyhow, below are a couple of ways that you can find someone on TikTok.

How to find someone on TikTok by phone number

Find friends on TikTok

Your profile > profile icon with a “+” sign.

To find someone on TikTok by phone number, you need to navigate to the “Find friends” page.

The “Find friends” page enables you to find your friends on TikTok via contacts or Facebook.

Firstly, open TikTok on your mobile device.

Then, log in to your account if you haven’t already.

Once you’re on the homepage of TikTok, tap on the “Me” icon on the bottom navigation bar.

This will bring you to your profile where you’ll be able to see all of your videos.

On the top navigation bar of your profile, you’ll see a profile icon with a “+” sign.

Tap on the profile icon with a “+” sign to go to the “Find friends” page.

Find someone on TikTok by phone number

Tap on the “Find contacts” option to find your contacts that have a TikTok account and have linked their phone number to it.

Once you’re on the “Find friends” page, you’ll see three options—Invite friends, Find contacts, and Find Facebook friends.

The “Invite friends” option allows you to invite your friends to join TikTok using various options such as socials, or from your contacts.

Next, the “Find contacts” option allows you to find your friends on TikTok via their phone number.

Lastly, the “Find Facebook friends” option allows you to find your friends on TikTok with Facebook.

The “Find contacts” option is the option that you want to use.

Tap on the “Find contacts” option.

Then, TikTok will prompt you to add your phone number.

You can either tap on “Skip” to skip it, or “Add” to add your phone number.

Adding your phone number will allow your friends to find your profile on TikTok via your phone number.

If you tap on “Skip”, your friends will not be able to find your profile on TikTok by your phone number.

After you’ve skipped or added your phone number, you’ll land on a contact list.

The contact list shows a list of your contacts either with an “Invite” button or a “Follow” button.

Those who have a “Follow” button means that they’ve connected their phone number with TikTok and that they have the app on their device.

On the other hand, those who have an “Invite” button means that they either didn’t connect their phone number with TikTok or that they don’t have the app on their device.

Congrats, you’ve learned how to find someone on TikTok by phone number!

How to search for someone on TikTok on computer

TikTok login picture

Go to TikTok.com > click on the “Login” button > login.

To search for someone on TikTok on a computer, you need to go to the TikTok website and login to your account.

After you’re logged into your account, you can search for someone by their name or username using the search function.

Keep in mind that you cannot use the search function on TikTok without logging in.

However, if you know the person’s username, you can visit their profile via tiktok.com/@username.

To begin with, go to TikTok.com and click on the “Login” button.

Then, login to TikTok with your phone number/email/username, or either one of the social login options.

Search for someone on TikTok on computer

Search for someone by their name/username using the search function on the top navigation bar.

Once you’re logged into TikTok, you’ll land on the “For You” page.

On the top navigation bar, you’ll see the TikTok logo.

Next to the TikTok logo, there is a search bar that says “Search accounts”.

To search for someone, enter the person’s name or username on the search bar and hit enter.

Then, the search results will display the profiles with the name/username that you’ve searched for.

To load more search results, scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap on “Load more”.

Congrats, you’ve successfully learned how to search for someone on TikTok on a computer/PC/desktop.

Conclusion

Finding friends on TikTok can be a challenge because most people did not connect their phone numbers on the app.

If a person did not connect their phone number with TikTok, you won’t be able to find them via your contacts.

Instead, you can either find them by searching for their name or username (if you know it).

Otherwise, there is no way to tell if they have TikTok unless you ask them.

Further Reading

How to Delete a TikTok Video in 3 Steps

How to Repost Videos on TikTok (Without Watermark)

101 TikTok Fairy Comments to Copy and Paste

Lim How Wei is the founder of Followchain. Feel free to follow him on Instagram.

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Lim How Wei

Lim How Wei is the founder of followchain.org, with over 7+ years of experience in Social Media and 3+ years of experience in investing in stocks and cryptocurrencies. He has researched, tested, and written hundreds of articles ranging from social media platforms to messaging apps.