Does TikTok tell you who viewed your profile?

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If you are wondering if there is any way to see who exactly has viewed your profile on TikTok, and whether other people will know if you’ve seen theirs, here’s everything to know.

Over the past couple of years, short-form video app TikTok has been on a massive rise in popularity, becoming the center of the internet’s most viral content.

From dancing, to life hacks, challenges, filters, and more, this platform seems to have everything, and that has meant that a huge range of different communities have formed on the app, with lots of different creator profiles to flick through.

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However, as you take a look at different peoples’ profiles, you may be wondering whether they are able to see if you have viewed them.

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TikTok has become many people’s go-to social media app.

It used to be the case on the app that you could tap your notification tab and look at the ‘viewed my profile’ section to see who had viewed your profile, and at one point would even receive notifications to alert you to new profile views. But is that still a feature?

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Can people see who viewed their TikTok profile?

Yes, creators can see some of the people who viewed their TikTok profile, as long as they have the profile views feature enabled.

Although TikTok removed the ability to see who has viewed your profile a while back, there were reports in January 2022 that TikTok was adding the feature back in on an opt-in basis.

Users started reporting that the feature had returned in February, although not everyone was happy to see it make a comeback.

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It’s not possible to see exactly who has viewed your videos, however. People can see how many times a video has been viewed from the thumbnail on their profile page, but this doesn’t include information about specific accounts.

How to turn profile views on or off

If you have received access to the profile views feature and you decide that you want to try it out, turning it on and off again is a pretty straightforward process.

Profile views instructions on TikTokTikTok

To do so, simply follow these instructions:

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  1. Open TikTok.
  2. Go to the ‘Profile’ tab.
  3. Tap the footsteps icon in the top right corner of the screen.
  4. Select ‘Turn on.’

To turn it off again, just navigate to the eye icon on your profile again, and in the top-right corner click the gear icon. After that, toggle the switch to off. You are able to turn the setting off and on at any time.

Only viewers who have turned on profile views and viewed your profile within the past 30 days will be shown.

If you want to learn more about how to use TikTok, you can check out our other guides here:

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