Did you want to check your TikTok watch history and couldn’t find such an option?
TikTok doesn’t have it compared to other social media platforms like YouTube.
This guide will teach you how to access your TikTok watch history through an indirect method.
The TikTok Watch History allows you to see all your watched videos in one place.
Keep reading to find out how to access this option!
How Can You See the Watch History on TikTok?
TikTok has a function called “Request Data File” that lists all your TikTok account information, including login history, follower list, like list, and watch history.
This is the only way to see your watch history on TikTok.
Download the data file, and all your watch history will be there.
To do this, follow the steps below:
- Go to the Menu and tap on “Settings and Privacy”
You need to do this on your mobile phone app because the desktop TikTok doesn’t contain these settings.
Once you open the TikTok app, go to Profile – Menu – Settings and Privacy.
- Tap on Privacy
The Data File Request is in the Privacy menu, so go there.
- Select “Download your data”
In the Privacy section, you’ll see several options.
Under the “Personalization and Data” section, you’ll see the “Download your data” option.
Tap on it.
- Select “Request Data”
You’ll need to select the file format to download your data file in this window.
Then, tap on “Request data”.
- Check your pending data request
Your data request will take 24 hours, so you need to wait a day before you can download the data file.
It’ll be available for 4 days before it gets deleted.
- Download the data file
After 24 hours, the “Requested” button will turn into “Download”.
Tap on it to download the data file.
- Log in to TikTok using one of the methods below
You’ll be redirected to a website page that asks you to log in to TikTok.
Use one of the methods outlined in the picture.
We chose Google for this article.
- Tap on “Verify and Download”
You’ll be asked to verify your TikTok account to log in.
Tap on Verify and Download if you choose the Google method.
After you verify the TikTok account, you’ll start downloading the data file.
- Go to “Activity”
Once you extract the Data File archive, go to it.
You’ll see multiple folders in there. Go to Activity to check your watch history and video browsing history.
- Access “Video Browsing”
Your watch history is in the last folder in Activity. Scroll down until you see the “Video Browsing” text file.
That’s where you can see your watch history and search history.
- Take a look at your watch history
This is it – your watch history. It’s all in text format. You can check the links and find specific liked videos which you watched.
If you know when you watched a certain TikTok video, you have a high chance of finding it here.
If you want to rewatch a TikTok video you previously watched, only the Watch History can help you find it.
To download it, go to Menu – Settings and Privacy – Privacy – Download your Data – Request your Data.
Then, wait for 24 hours and return to the same settings as above. Select Download from the “Download Data” menu and follow the instructions.
After downloading the data file, extract it somewhere on your phone and go to Activity – Video Browsing.
That’s where the watch history is!