TikTok is a platform that has changed the internet in a big way. It’s often referred to as a replacement for the 2016 app Vine. However, thanks to lockdowns worldwide and the variety of content on the platform, TikTok is a sensation. With over 2 billion users on the site, you’re always going to find something to watch. Like all other social media platforms, there are ways to keep up with the content you enjoy regularly. TikTok has a like feature alongside a follow button. Building followers on TikTok might seem complicated, but if you go viral, you can become an internet sensation overnight.

If you’ve just joined TikTok and wonder how the following system works on the platform, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you want to know if you follow someone on TikTok will they know? How to make your account private or how to gain followers, we have the answers right here.

If you follow someone on TikTok, will they know?

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If you follow someone on TikTok will they know? The answer to this is yes. TikTok provides users with the info of who followed them, just as you would with any other platform. If they have their notifications turned on they’re more likely to notice than if they don’t. You can also view your followers on your profile, and however, if you have a large number of followers, it may be more challenging to find out who exactly followed you via this method.

Note: if you follow someone by accident and unfollow straight away, the notification may still appear. 

Can you find out who viewed your TikTok video?

Unfortunately, you cannot determine who specifically viewed your TikTok; however, you can see how often your video has been watched. Watching TikTok without an account means tracing who has considered the content would be more difficult.

How do I see my insights on TikTok?

In 2019 TikTok introduced a pro version for creators to get a deeper insight into their stats. Similar to an Instagram business account, TikTok Creator provides you with a range of stats that you wouldn’t be able to see otherwise. This includes finding out how your videos are performing when you gain the most followers, and what your levels of engagement are like.

Who viewed my profile on TikTok?

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This used to be a feature on TikTok. However, back in 2020, the social media platform decided to remove this feature. Before this, users would get a notification when their profile was visited and who saw it. TikTok has not confirmed why they decided to remove this feature, but some users have found it inconvenient.

How do you view someone on TikTok without them knowing

TikTok no longer offers analytics to show who viewed your profile. You do still get notified about users watching your profile videos. So if you want to avoid this altogether and stay anonymous, you do this by logging out. If you’re not logged into an account, the user will be unable to know who watched a video.

Who unfollowed me on TikTok?

Unfortunately, there is no way to find out who unfollowed you on TikTok. If you have a smaller following, it should be pretty easy to work out who is missing. However, if you have many followers, it is pretty much impossible to tell who is no longer following you.

There are 3rd party apps that will advise who is following you (and who unfollows you on TikTok), but you cannot see this directly from TikTok.

Can I make my TikTok profile private so nobody can see it?

If you follow someone on tiktok will they know?

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As you can no longer see who is viewing your profile, this may make you uncomfortable. In this case, it is recommended that you put your profile on private. If you’re unsure of how to do this, follow our easy step by step guide below:

  • Tap the ‘me’ icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the app
  • Next, click the three vertical dots in the upper right-hand corner of the page
  • Choose privacy, and then you should see a toggle next to private account.
  • Toggle on if you’re looking to make your account private.

As your account is then private, users who don’t want to view your content will be unable to do so without following you first. This idea isn’t ideal if you want to go viral or grow your following, as it may put others off.

Are you having issues logging into TikTok? Here’s how to fix them. 

How to turn on my TikTok notifications

If you’re wondering how to turn on your TikTok push notifications, here’s how to do this-

  • Tap the me icon in the corner of your screen
  • Followed by the three dots in the righthand corner of your screen
  • Scroll down to push notifications, then toggle on the notifications you want, e.g., followers and likes.
  • If you are an iOS user, be sure to check you’ve enabled them in your phone settings too.