Does TikTok notify the creators when you screenshot videos?

Georgina Smith
TikTok app logo on a phoneUnsplash: Solen Feyissa

Many of us have the habit of taking a screenshot of a post when we find it funny or just want to save it for later. But will the creator get notified when screenshots are taken on their TikTok? Here’s everything you need to know.

TikTok has not only become a hub for viral trends and videos, but it has also become a go-to place to share cool hacks, recipes, tips, and general life advice in bite-sized clips.

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In the past, the platform has been seen to promote this kind of education-based content, and various different life hacks have gone viral thanks to TikTok giving them a boost.

This means that sometimes you’ll want to screenshot a TikTok so you can remember useful information later on, in case it gets lost in your ‘liked’ section and you’re not able to find it again.

hand holding phone tiktok appUnsplash: Solen Feyissa
TikTok is a hub of entertaining content.

However, on some platforms like Snapchat, if you screenshot somebody’s post they actually receive a notification for it, and it’s got some users wondering if it’s the same for TikTok. Others are also curious to know whether they’re able to find out if someone has screenshotted one of their videos.

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Do creators get notified if you screenshot their TikTok?

Creators will not get notified if you screenshot one of their TikToks. This also means that if you upload a video to TikTok, you won’t know if anybody screenshots your videos, so when you put anything on the app it’s wise to keep this in mind.

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You are able to switch off the save function on your videos, but this, unfortunately, doesn’t prevent people taking a screenshot or saving the post via other means.

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How to prevent TikTok screenshots

The best way to combat this is to either not post anything you don’t want to be screenshotted or to make your account private.

To private your TikTok account:

  1. Open TikTok.
  2. Go to the ‘Me’ tab.
  3. Click the three small dots in the upper right corner.
  4. Go to the ‘Privacy’ section.
  5. Switch ‘Private account’ on.

It may not be the most ideal solution, but is the easiest way to ensure that no one can screenshot your videos without permission, as you won’t be notified if someone does.

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About The Author

Georgina was formerly an entertainment writer for Dexerto. She covered all aspects of influencer culture on TikTok and more, including creators such as Charli D’Amelio and Addison Rae. She also wrote about hit reality shows such as Love Island and Below Deck.