TikTok 0 followers glitch: Fix for account bug as profiles show no followers

Connor Bennett
TikTok logo and an account with 0 followers

TikTok users have been re-encountering a strange bug that resets their follower count all the way back down to zero, but there’s no need to worry about all those lost followers.

Just like with any other social media platform, building up a following on TikTok can take a lot of hard work and impressive videos.

Some users do, of course, have the luxury of using their already established following and getting them to follow them over to any new platform that they choose to use. 

However, while some people have been grinding away, a strange bug reset a lot of follower counts all the way back down to zero, leaving some users worried about the future of their accounts, especially as some had to keep re-entering their date of birth. 

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Why did TikTok unfollow everyone?

The strange glitch has appeared again on July 6 and it wasn’t long before users were calling on TikTok to address what had happened to their followers like the May 3 incident before.

“Either all my TikTok followers decided to hate me all at once or something happened where I’m back at zero,” wrote one TikToker. “It says I have zero followers but my fyp (for you page) says I still have my mutuals and stuff?” questioned another. 

Others thought they’d been banned, especially after TikTok was asking for them to repeatedly enter their date of birth each time they opened the app. However, that wasn’t the case.

How to fix TikTok 0 followers bug

TikTok are on the case after multiple users reported glitches or the app being downed in its entirety on June 6.

Back in May, TikTok addressed the problem soon after the glitch started popping up. They explained on May 4 that they had resolved the issue at the time, but it seems to be happening again a few months after.

While the glitch might be persistent, it seems that it is not going to have a permanent effect on your account, and it’s likely that the TikTok team is already working to fix the issue.

If you’re still experiencing the bug, there’s really nothing you can do for now. It’s all on TikTok’s side and seeing as they’ve fixed it once, it shouldn’t be hard to sort out again.

We’ll just have to wait and see if they can root the problem out for good, or if it’ll continue to crop up.

About The Author

Based out of Liverpool, Connor is Dexerto's UK News Editor having joined the website in 2018 with a degree in International Journalism. You can find him covering everything from CoD, GTA, FIFA, Apex Legends, and influencer boxing. Need to get in touch? Email Connor at Connor.Bennett@Dexerto.com

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