How to Change Your Interests on TikTok?

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How to Change Your Interests on TikTok?

Do you want to change your interests on TikTok because you’re bored of the currently recommended videos on the platform?

You’re in the right place! This article will explain how you can change your interests on TikTok with a few easy steps.

How to change your interest in TikTok?

To change your interests on TikTok, you will need to do the following:

  1. Like videos
  2. Comment on videos
  3. Add videos to favorites

This is the only way to restructure the TikTok video recommendations on your feed. With new interests, the TikTok algorithm will send fresh videos your way.

Keep reading if you want a step-by-step guide on changing your interests on TikTok!

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How to Change Your Interests on TikTok?

How Can You Change Your Interests in TikTok?

Previously, a specific function on TikTok allowed you to pick your interests, but they have since removed it.

You’d have gone to “Settings and privacy” – “Content Preferences” – “Update interests,” but the “Update interests” option no longer exists.

They removed it for some reason. Now, there’s no easy way to change your interests on TikTok and receive personalized video recommendations.

You can only change what the algorithm sends your way to interact with certain types of videos.

For instance, interact with that channel more if you want to receive more comedic videos from a certain channel.

Like their videos, comment more, add them to your favorites, and so on. TikTok will understand that you like this type of content and will recommend more similar content.

You are adding a video to your favorite works even better, as it tells the algorithm you “really” like this type of content.

How Can You Add TikTok Videos to Favorites?

I assume you already know how to like and comment on TikTok videos, so I won’t tell you how to do that.

But you may not know how to add TikTok videos to your favorites. Here’s how you can do it:

1. Hold-tap on the video

Hold-tap on the video
Hold-tap on the video

When you first open TikTok, you’ll land on your Feed, where you receive all the recommended videos. Find one that you like and hold-tap on it.

2. Select “Add to favorites

Select "Add to favorites
Select “Add to favorites

After you hold-tap on the video, a new menu will open up at the bottom of the screen. Find the “Add to Favorites” option and select it.

This will add that video to your Favorites section on your profile. If you go to your TikTok profile, you’ll find this video there.

But there’s something else too. TikTok will now try to serve you more videos like the one you added to Favorites.

You’ll either receive videos from the same creator or similar videos with the same relevant theme.

Conclusion

To summarize, there’s only one way to change your interests on TikTok – interact with specific videos and add them to Favorites.

There’s no way to change your interests through the TikTok settings anymore. The company removed this feature, and there’s no telling if they’ll re-add it in the future.

To add a video to the favorites, long-tap on the video and select “Add to Favorites.” Then, go to your profile and visit the Favorites section.

From now on, your TikTok feed will have more videos like the one you favorited.

What is the For You Page on TikTok?

The FYP or “For You Page” is the feed of TikTok. When you first open TikTok, you’ll see a random video.

That video is on your FYP page. Any video you scroll through is on your FYP page.

The TikTok algorithm initially sends random videos to your FYP page but based on your interactions; the recommended videos will change.

Let’s take an example. Your FYP page has the following videos:

– A comedic one – No interaction
– An educational one – 100% interaction
– A music video – No interaction

If you only interact (like/comment/favorite) with the education video, TikTok will try to send more educational videos your way.

The same goes for any content on TikTok. Based on your interactions with videos, you’ll get more of the same.

Can you reset your FYP page on TikTok?

Yes, you can. To reset the FYP page on TikTok, do this:

– Tap on the magnifying glass icon in the top-right corner of the FYP page
– Select the “Clear all” button next to the “Recent searches” headline
– Go to your profile
– Tap on the Hamburger icon (three horizontal lines) in the upper-right corner
– Select “Settings and Privacy”
– Go to “Free up Space”
– Tap on the “Clear” button next to the “Cache” headline to clear the TikTok cache

Clearing the cache will also reset your FYP page because TikTok has no more memory of your interactions on the app.

That’s what the cache files were – records of your interactions on the platform. Deleting them means the algorithm will create a new slate for your FYP page.

You’ll get random content once again, and you can personalize it however you want to.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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