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How to Hide Videos on TikTok

If you want to remove a video that you posted on TikTok, you would normally delete it.

However, instead of deleting the video, you can hide it from your TikTok profile.

On social media platforms like Instagram, you can hide your posts by archiving them.

Archiving a post will move it from your feed to your archives.

As such, your followers won’t be able to see that post on your feed.

This is a great alternative to deleting your posts as you can display it back on your feed if you happen to change your mind.

Although you can’t archive videos on TikTok, there is a way to hide it from your profile.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to hide videos on TikTok to prevent others from viewing them.

  1. How to Hide Videos on TikTok
  2. Can you hide your TikTok video from someone?
  3. How do you stop someone from seeing your TikToks without blocking them?

How to Hide Videos on TikTok

To hide videos on TikTok, you need to change the privacy setting of the video from “Everyone” to “Private”.

After you’ve changed the privacy setting of the video to “Private”, it will be hidden from your feed.

Only you can access it via the “lock” icon on your profile.

Your followers won’t be able to see the specific video that you’ve set to “Private” on your profile.

The “Private” option is similar to the “Archive” option on Instagram.

Below is a step-by-step guide on how you can hide videos on TikTok (with screenshots).

1. Navigate to the video and tap on the three dots

TikTok three dots

Open TikTok > navigate to the video that you want to hide > three dots.

In order to hide a TikTok video, you need to change its privacy setting to “Private”.

The privacy setting can be found when you tap on the three dots on the left sidebar of a video.

Firstly, open TikTok on your mobile device.

Then, navigate to your profile, and the video that you want to hide.

Once you’ve found the video that you want to hide, tap on it to view it.

On the right sidebar, you’ll see your profile icon, the comments icon, and the three dots icon.

Tap on the three dots below the comment icon.

In the next step, you’ll learn the location of the privacy settings.

2. Tap on “Privacy settings”

TikTok video privacy settings

Scroll to the right of the navigation menu > Privacy settings.

After you’ve tapped on the three dots icon, a navigation menu will be opened.

On the navigation menu, there are multiple sharing options such as WhatsApp, Message, Instagram, and more.

Below the sharing icons, you’ll see multiple options.

Scroll to the extreme right of it until you find the option that says “Privacy settings”.

Tap on “Privacy settings” to access the video’s privacy settings.

In the next couple of steps, you’ll learn how to edit your privacy settings to hide your video from your profile.

3. Tap on “Who can watch this video”

Hide posts on TikTok

Tap on “Who can watch this video”.

Tapping on the “Privacy settings” will bring you to the video’s privacy settings.

On the video’s privacy settings, there are multiple options that you can edit.

There’s the “Who can watch this video” option, “Allow comments”, “Allow Duet”, and “Allow Stitch”.

The option that you want to be navigating to is the “Who can watch this video” option as it allows you to change the privacy settings of the video.

Tap on “Who can watch this video” to control who can watch the video.

In the last step, you’ll learn how to private your video to hide it from your profile.

4. Select “Private”

How to hide videos on TikTok

Change the video’s privacy setting from “Everyone” to “Private”.

Once you’re on the “Who can watch this video” setting, you’ll be able to control who can watch your video.

There are three options that you can select—Everyone, Friends, and Private.

If you select the “Everyone” option, everyone on TikTok will be able to watch your video.

This means that your video will show up on other users’ “For You” pages, and can be visible on the hashtag search results if you’ve added hashtag(s) in the caption of it.

Secondly, selecting the “Friends” option only allows your followers that you follow to watch your video.

Lastly, the “Private” option prevents everyone from watching your video except you.

Tap on the “Private” option to hide your TikTok video from your profile.

After you’ve tapped on the “Private” option, navigate back to your profile, and you’ll see that the video will be gone.

In order to access it, tap on the lock icon on your profile.

Congrats, you’ve successfully learned how to hide your videos/posts on TikTok

Can you hide your TikTok video from someone?

If you want to hide your TikTok video from someone, you need to block that person.

To block someone on TikTok, navigate to the user’s profile, and tap on the three dots icon.

Lastly, tap on “Block” to block the user on TikTok.

After you’ve blocked the user, they won’t be able to find your profile or stumble across your video(s) on their “For You” page.

How do you stop someone from seeing your TikToks without blocking them?

To stop someone from seeing your TikToks without blocking them, you can change the privacy setting of your video(s) to “Friends” or “Private”.

In order to do so, navigate to the video > three dots > Privacy settings > Who can watch this video > Friends/Private.

If you’ve changed your video’s privacy settings to “Friends”, only your followers who you follow can watch it.

This means that if you’re not following the person, they won’t be able to watch your video.

On the other hand, changing your video’s privacy settings to “Private” will hide your video from everyone except you.

Conclusion

At times, removing a video on TikTok is necessary as you might regret posting it.

The natural way to remove a TikTok video from your profile is to delete it.

However, a better alternative is to hide it from your feed, so that you can display it back on your feed if you happen to change your mind.

Hence, changing the video’s privacy settings from “Everyone” to “Private” is the way to go.

Further Reading

How to Add Your TikTok Link to Your Instagram Bio

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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