How to block sounds to stop seeing them on TikTok

Georgina Smith
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If there’s a sound on TikTok you don’t like, there is a way for you to block it to make sure it shows up less on your feed. Here’s how you block sounds on TikTok.

Sounds are a key component of many of TikTok’s most viral videos, inspiring countless trends and dances.

Some songs manage to go viral on the app, which means that they most likely will show up a lot on your For You feed.

Additionally, certain sounds can be associated with harmful or disturbing trends, so you might be keen to remove them from your feed. But is there a way to block specific sounds on TikTok?

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Much of TikTok’s content is based on viral sounds.

How to block sounds on TikTok

If you come across a video with a sound that you don’t like, there are a few simple steps you can follow in order for it to stop showing up on your feed. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open TikTok.
  2. Find a video using the sound you want to block.
  3. Press and hold the screen until the pop-up menu appears.
  4. Tap More on the right side of the Not Interested button
  5. Click on Hide videos with this sound to block the chosen sound

This will tell TikTok you want to see fewer videos with that specific sound. However, it’s important to note that this doesn’t block the sound entirely and you may still see videos with that sound.

If this happens, follow the same steps again to tell the algorithm that you’re not interested in that sound. This will make the app reduce how often you come across a video with that sound.

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

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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.