How to Hide Videos on TikTok?

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How to Hide Videos on TikTok?

Did you want to hide your video on TikTok so that no one could see them?

This is a great alternative to deleting the video because you get to keep all the likes of that video.

Hiding a video on TikTok is not straightforward, but it’s simple enough if you follow this guide.

You’ll learn how to hide your TikTok videos in simple steps.

How to hide videos on TikTok?

To hide a video on TikTok, you need to open it. But first, you need to find it. Go to your TikTok profile and look for it under your Bio, in the Public section. Once you find it, tap on it. This will open the video so you can watch it. Once you tap on the Menu icon, you’ll open a menu at the bottom of the screen. Look for the “Privacy Settings” option and select it. TikTok will ask you to confirm your decision. Tap on “Confirm” to finish the process and hide the video!

Follow the steps below to hide videos on TikTok:

  1. Find the video on your profile page
  2. Tap on the three-dot icon
  3. Select “Privacy Settings”
  4. Select the “Who can watch this video” option
  5. Select “Only Me” and confirm

Keep reading to find out more!

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How to Hide Videos on TikTok?

How Can You Hide Your Videos on TikTok?

To hide a video on TikTok, you need to open it. But first, you need to find it.

Go to your TikTok profile and look for it under your Bio, in the Public section.

Once you find it, tap on it. This will open the video so you can watch it.

Look for a three-dot icon on the right-hand sidebar. That’s the Menu icon.

Once you tap on the Menu icon, you’ll open a menu at the bottom of the screen.

Look for the “Privacy Settings” option and select it. TikTok will ask you to confirm your decision. Tap on “Confirm” to finish the process and hide the video!

Follow the steps below to do it:

  • Find the video on your profile page
Find the video on your profile page
Find the video on your profile page

All your videos on TikTok will be on your profile page, in the “Public” section under your Bio.

The “Public” section is the first icon under your Bio, the one to the left.

When you open your Profile, this section will already be selected.

So, all you need to do is search for your video and tap on it.

This will open the video so you can watch it.

  • Tap on the three-dot icon
Tap on the three-dot icon
Tap on the three-dot icon

Once you open the video page, you’ll be able to watch the video and ensure this is the one you want to hide.

On the right-hand side, you’ll see several buttons. These are the classic TikTok buttons present on every video.

Look for the three-dot icon. It should be the third from the top. 

Alternatively, the three-dot icon could look different based on the last social media platform you used. 

It could look like WhatsApp, for instance.

Tap on it to open a menu at the bottom.

  • Select “Privacy Settings”
Select “Privacy Settings”
Select “Privacy Settings”

Once you open the “Send to” menu (after tapping on the three-dot icon), look for the “Privacy Settings” option.

It’s on the bar at the bottom of the screen. Scroll through it until you find the option.

It’s next to the “Edit tagged people” and “Set as wallpaper” options.

Tap on it to open the privacy settings of the video.

  • Select the “Who can watch this video” option
Select the “Who can watch this video” option
Select the “Who can watch this video” option

Once you select “Privacy Settings,” you’ll open a new menu that shows you several options.

These include “Who can watch this video,” “Allow comments,” “Allow Duet,” and “Allow Stitch.”

Select “Who can watch this video” and move to the next step.

This option will let you hide the video by customizing the visibility setting.

  • Select “Only Me” and confirm
Select “Only Me” and confirm
Select “Only Me” and confirm

After you open the visibility “Who can watch this” settings, you’ll open a new window.

This will let you select who can see your video.

The last option, “Only Me,” is how you can hide your video on TikTok.

No one but you will be able to see it. Select “Only Me” and then confirm this change by tapping “Confirm.”

TikTok may or may not ask you to confirm, depending on the type of video you post.

After you do this, it’s done. You’ve hidden your video on TikTok successfully!

Conclusion

TikTok lets you delete and hide your videos. However, when you delete a video, you often regret it.

So, why don’t you hide the video instead of doing that?

If you don’t want others to see it, you’re better off hiding it.

This way, you’ll keep all the likes of that video, and it’ll still be there if you decide to make it visible again.

To hide a video on TikTok, go to your profile, find the video, select it, tap on the three-dot icon, select “Privacy Settings,” tap on “Who can see this,” and then select “Only me.”

This will hide the video from everyone else on TikTok.

FAQ

Can you hide your TikTok videos from someone specifically?

Yes, but not the way you’re thinking.

TikTok doesn’t let you directly hide your videos from specific people on the platform.

You either hide the video from everyone, or you make it public. There’s no in-between.

However, if you block the other user, they won’t be able to see your videos.

They won’t even be able to find your profile on TikTok anymore, let alone see your videos.

To block someone, go to their profile, tap on the three-dot icon, and then select “Block.” 

If necessary, confirm your action, and that’s it! Now the other person won’t be able to see your videos anymore.

Alternatively, if you don’t want strangers to see your videos, you can set the visibility of the videos to “Friends only.”

This means that only the followers you follow can see them. If you don’t follow a follower, that person won’t be able to see your video.

Of course, setting the video to “Only Me” means no one but you will be able to see that video.

It’ll stay in your private section until you decide to make it public again.

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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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