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How To Delete A TikTok Video? The Ultimate Tutorial

It’s likely that you will spend a lot of time creating videos for TikTok once you learn how to use the cool features like effects and filters.

You might have trouble navigating your gallery after a few days or weeks of creating videos. When that occurs, it might be time to delete some videos you are no longer using.

Everything you need to know about removing videos and other content from TikTok is covered in this article.

I’ll show you how to delete a TikTok video in in-depth detail.

How To Delete A TikTok Video? 

It is incredibly easy to delete videos from TikTok that you no longer need or want.

  1. To access your profile, simply open the app. Once there, you will see a comprehensive list of every video you have ever made using the app.
  2. The video you don’t need can be tapped. Fullscreen will be used for both appearance and playback.
  3. You will notice three tiny dots in the bottom-right corner as that is happening. The app will display the rest of your options if you tap the dots.
  4. Tap Delete once to confirm, then tap Delete again.
  5. When the pop-up menu appears, swipe it from left to right until you see a tiny trashcan icon. Tap it, and the corresponding video will be removed from your gallery. When the app prompts you to confirm your choice, select Yes to indicate that you want to delete the video.

There isn’t much you can do if your video download settings permit other users to download it. Even though you removed the video from your gallery, it’s possible that someone downloaded a copy of it that they can upload from their profile.

Therefore, before making any videos you might want to delete, you must change your privacy settings.

Delete A Shared TikTok Video

Maybe you’ve already uploaded a TikTok video that you’d like to take down. This method is quick and easy.

In The TikTok Mobile App

  1. Tap the Me tab at the bottom to go to your profile.
  2. Pick the video that you want to delete.
  3. Tap the More button (three dots) on the lower right side.
  4. In the third row, right above Cancel, scroll to the right and tap Delete.
  5. Confirm this action by tapping Confirm.

On The TikTok Website

A video that has been posted on the TikTok website can also be removed. Visit TikTok, sign in, and then follow these steps.

  1. Click your profile icon on the top right and pick View profile.
  2. Pick the video that you want to delete.
  3. Click the More button (three dots) on the top right and choose Delete.
  4. Confirm this action by clicking Delete.

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Delete A Saved TikTok Video

You can delete a video from your account if you have a draft copy saved and decide not to post it. Additionally, you have the option to delete multiple video drafts at once.

Delete An Individual Draft

  1. Tap the Me tab at the bottom to go to your profile.
  2. Select Drafts.
  3. Swipe from right to left on the video you want to remove and tap Delete.
  4. Confirm this action by tapping Discard.

Delete More Than One Draft

  1. Tap the Me tab at the bottom to go to your profile.
  2. Select Drafts.
  3. Tap Select on the top right.
  4. The videos you want to delete are marked with circles.
  5. Tap Delete (X) at the bottom.
  6. Confirm this action by tapping Discard.

Make A Video Private

Let’s say that although you don’t want other people to see your videos, you aren’t quite ready to delete them. Your videos don’t need to be removed. The videos can be saved to a private folder in the TikTok app, in addition to your camera roll, of course.

  1. Start by opening the relevant video.
  2. Tap on the three dots, then tap on Privacy Settings.
  3. Tap on Who can watch this video.
  4. You can select the Only me option to make your video private.

Until you delete it or move it back so that all of your friends can see it, the video will stay in this private folder where only you can see it.

You can access the lock icon on your profile page and tap it to make your video public once more. Then, follow the same steps above to tap on Everyone.

How To Delete A Tiktok Video The Ultimate Tutorial
How To Delete A Tiktok Video? The Ultimate Tutorial

Delete A TikTok Account

Before recently, the only way to delete your TikTok account was to get in touch with customer service. Before you could delete an account, they had to approve your request. Because the procedure could take up to several days, users were faced with a lot of issues.

That’s why TikTok came up with the “Thinking about removing your account” feature designed to make the entire process quicker and easier. Keep in mind that adding a phone number to your account is necessary before you can delete it.

Add Your Phone Number

  1. Tap the Profile Information icon after opening the app.
  2. Tap on Manage Account.
  3. Tap Phone Number.
  4. Put your phone number here.
  5. Your phone will receive a verification code from the application. You can now access the TikTok app by entering the code in the box.

Account Deletion Process

You can delete your phone now that it is linked to your TikTok account.

Here is how you do it:

  1. Tap the Profile Information icon. Then tap the three dots in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Tap the Manage My Account option.
  3. Select Delete Account at the bottom.
  4. You’ll receive a one-of-a-kind OTP message from the app along with a verification code. Enter the code in the box and tap Continue.

Now that you have deleted your TikTok account.


Can You Restore A Deleted TikTok Video?

An erased video cannot be recovered. Although you ought to still be able to locate the video if you uploaded it from your device’s storage. Also, when making a TikTok video, you can adjust the setting to save it to your device’s storage so that you always have a backup.

Who Has Access To Private Videos On TikTok?

On TikTok, you can make a video private so that only you can see it. If you suspect others have seen your video, see our guide on how to see whose seen your TikTok videos.

My TikTok Video Won’t Delete, Why?

If you are experiencing issues with deleting a TikTok video, see our guide on troubleshooting tips to resolve the problem.