How to Hide Your Following List on TikTok?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Hide Your Following List on TikTok?

Hiding your Following list on TikTok is something you can do in a few simple steps.

Like Instagram, TikTok allows you to hide the Following list from prying eyes.

If you set your account to private, people won’t be able to see your Following List.

Instead, they’ll receive an error that says, “Following list is hidden due to this user’s privacy settings.”

How to hide your TikTok following list:

  1. Log in to your TikTok account and open up the main interface
  2. Tap on the Hamburger icon in the top-right corner and select “Settings and privacy”
  3. A new page will open, where you need to select “Privacy”
  4. Scroll down until you see “Following List” and tap on it
  5. On the Following List page, check the “Only me” option.

This guide will show you how to hide your Following list on TikTok for increased privacy!

How to Hide Your Following List on TikTok

Hide Your Following List on TikTok with Two Methods

These two methods will show you how to hide your following list on TikTok:

1. Set your Following List to “Only Me”

If you don’t want other people to see your Following list, set it so that only you and your TikTok followers can see it.

Those who aren’t your followers won’t see it.

To do this, log in to your TikTok account and open up the main interface.

Tap on the Hamburger icon in the top-right corner and select “Settings and privacy.”

Screenshot of a Ti8kTok main menu highlighting the Setting menu item
TikTok Settings and privacy

After you do that, a new page will open up.

Select “Privacy.”

Image of showing a TikTok Settings menu
TikTok Privacy menu

Now, scroll down until you see “Following List” and tap on it.

Screenshot of TikTok's privacy settings page
TikTok following list

On the Following List page, check the “Only me” option.

Screenshot showing a Following list settings page on TikTok
TikTok Following list – Only me

Only you and your TikTok followers can see your Following and Followers list.

No one else can.

But this is only one method of hiding your Following list on this social media platform.

2. Make Your Account Private

Commonly, your TikTok social media account is public. This means anyone can see it.

But if you want to hide your following list from the public, you can make your account private.

To do so, go to your TikTok profile, tap on the Hamburger icon, and Settings.

Once you’re there, go to privacy settings.

Image describing the steps needed to be done to change privacy settings on TikTok
TikTok – Privacy options

Now, you’ll see an option named “Private Account.”

Private acocunt settings on TikTok
TikTok – Private account option

Tap on that to privatize your account and hide your Following list on TikTok.

Tap again to make your account public.

Whenever you want to hide your account, use this option!

This will also make any TikTok video posted by you private.

Conclusion

Hiding your Following list on TikTok is a must if you don’t want to be stalked on social media.

Maybe you have some private information you want to hide from the public.

Or you don’t want others to know too much about you.

In that case, you can hide your Following list using the Privacy settings in your TikTok account.

Please make it so that only you and your followers can see your Following list, or make your account private.

Both methods are simple to complete, and they have the same effects!

Making your profile private will also hide any TikTok video or content posted by you private.

FAQ

Does blocking someone on TikTok remove them as a follower?

No, it doesn’t.

You can block a follower, and they’ll remain your follower until they choose to leave.

Blocking them won’t automatically remove their Follower status.

By blocking them, you remove their possibility to comment on your posts, message you, or view your profile.

They won’t be able to see your Following list either.

Your bio and videos will be hidden from that person until you remove the block on them.

Moreover, when you block someone, the same message appears when you make your account private.

They won’t know for sure if you blocked them or if you made your account private.

Can you see who watched your TikTok?

No, you can’t.

The TikTok app doesn’t have such a feature where you can see who watched your TikToks.

However, you’ll see how many times your videos have been watched.

There’s no data on individual accounts and users, though.

These general stats will help you improve your account’s traction with the public despite not showing individual user information.

I won’t show who liked or added your videos to their favorites.

Can you DM someone who doesn’t follow you on TikTok?

No, you can’t.

You can only DM your friends and the people you follow.

So, you have direct control over who messages you privately by watching who follows you.

It doesn’t matter if your account is public or private; non-followers can’t DM you.

Recently, TikTok announced that they’d disable direct messaging for people below 16.

This is to safeguard the users’ safety.

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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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