Protect Your Privacy: How to Make Your TikTok Account Private

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The TikTok short video-sharing application has a good number of users. Therefore, controlling everything that has to do with managing what you publish when using it is essential. One of the options to achieve this is how to make your TikTok account private.
Suppose we are concerned about privacy on TikTok and prefer that only our closest contacts can view our short creations. In that case, converting our public account to private is an excellent solution. It’s effortless, but there are a few essential details to remember that are worth mentioning before making the switch.

What to keep in mind before making the change?

Although making our TikTok account private is straightforward (it is enough to follow a total of 5 steps to achieve it), it is necessary to consider that if the account has been public for a long time, it is we may already have enough followers.
If so, you should know that the change to a private account will only take effect from the moment we make the change, which means that users who have already followed us will continue to do so.
Therefore, although it is true that when we create an account on this social network, the profile is automatically public so that anyone can follow us and view our videos (otherwise, TikTok would indeed not have been so successful), it is possible to prevent strangers from seeing our contents.
You should follow our guide on TikTok marketing for beginners to learn in detail about TikTok.

How to make your TikTok account private: The basics

If you’re ready to take the plunge, it’s a pretty straightforward process.
  1. To start, open the TikTok app and click on the Me button, which will b found in the lower right corner and take you to your official profile.
click on the Me button
click on the Me button

2. Once done, you must touch the three-point icon in the screen’s upper right corner.

Touch the three point icon
Touch the three point icon

3. Touch on Privacy and security, and here you will find the option that says: Private account.

Click Privacy and security
Click Privacy and security
Private account
Private account

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Steps to make your TikTok account private

If what we have discussed seems interesting to you, then we leave what you must do to achieve the goal in TikTok without complications (which is none other than having greater control of what you do in this development). Is the next:

  • Open the application and access your account details, which you get in Android by pressing the first icon in the lower area starting from the right.
click on the Me button
click on the Me button
  • Now that you see all the information, such as your profile photo, you must use the icon with three horizontal dots at the top right, and you will find out the Privacy and Settings parameters.
Click Privacy and security
Click Privacy and security
  • In the list on the new screen you see on the smartphone, you must select Privacy settings, which is the second option and is just below the Manage account.
select Privacy settings
select Privacy settings
  • To convert the account to private, you must activate the slider in the option called Private account, and then, only the people you decide will be able to see the content you publish. Additionally, to avoid problems, we also recommend that you check that Allow others to find me is disabled (this increases protection)
Private account
Private account

Everything is that simple in the TikTok app. If you want to change what you have done at any given time, you should know that the actions are reversible by managing the sliders in the last section you accessed. Therefore, the configuration options are pretty extensive.

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