How to See Your Watch History on TikTok?

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Written by: Alex Popa


How to See Your Watch History on TikTok?

Are you desperately trying to find your Watch History on TikTok and you’ve had no luck? Yeah, that’s because it’s hidden behind pages of tedious settings.

Let me help you. Here’s how to download your Watch History:

  • Open your profile page
  • Tap the Menu icon
  • Select “Settings and privacy
  • Go to “Privacy
  • Select “Download your data
  • Tap “Request data
  • Wait for the download to finish and open the file
  • Go to “Activity” and then “Video Browsing

It’s really not that hard once you get used to how TikTok works but in case you need some help, I’ve prepared a step-by-step guide below (screenshots included), so get reading 😀

How to See Your Watch History on TikTok

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.

That’s the only way to see your watch history on TikTok.

Let’s see how that’s done:

1. Go to the Menu and tap on “Settings and Privacy”

Go to the Menu and tap on “Settings and Privacy”
Go to the Menu and tap on “Settings and Privacy”

Assuming you’ve opened TikTok already, go to your profile page (profile icon in the bottom-right corner) and then tap the Menu icon (three-line icon highlighted in the screenshot above).

A menu will appear at the bottom of the page. See it? See the “Settings and privacy” option as well? Yep, tap that!

2. Tap on Privacy

Tap on Privacy
Tap on Privacy

Next-up, you should have been thrown into the settings page (see the image above). Just select “Privacy” (second option on the list) and keep reading to see what’s next:

3. Select “Download your data”

Select “Download your data”
Select “Download your data”

On the “Privacy” page, you should find the “Download your data” option under the “PERSONALIZATION AND DATA” header.

Select it!

4. Select “Request Data”

Select “Request Data”
Select “Request Data”

Halfway through the guide and you’re just now downloading the data. Tap “Request data” (red button at the bottom of the page) after selecting “TXT” as the file format.

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.

Then, it’ll be available for 4 days before it gets deleted (see the image above).

5. Download the data file

Download the data file

After the data file becomes available to download, just tap the red “Download” button and then wait for it to finish downloading.

Next, you’ll have to verify yourself in order to download the data. See below:

6. Log in to TikTok using one of the methods below

Log in to TikTok using one of the methods below

After selecting “Download“, 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 above. We chose Google for this article.

7. Tap on “Verify and Download”

Tap on “Verify and Download”
Tap on “Verify and Download”

Yep, tap the red “Verify and Download” button to verify your TikTok account, which also lets you finally download the file.

8. Go to “Activity”

Go to “Activity”

After the file finishes downloading, extract it somewhere on your phone (I recommend “Documents“). Then, access that folder and you should see several other folders (image above).

Find the “Activity” folder and select it.

9. Access “Video Browsing”

Access “Video Browsing”

In the “Activity” folder, you’ll find even more folders (many more). Scroll through them until you find the “Video Browsing” folder.

You know what to do – give it a tap!

10. Take a look at your watch history

Take a look at your watch history
Take a look at your watch history

And here… is your watch history, in all its glory and splendor. Go through it, access the links, and you’ll see exactly what videos you were watching a couple of years ago.

That’s all there is to it 😀

Leave me a comment below if you need any help with something else!

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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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