What is Repost on Tiktok? How to use new repost feature - Dexerto

What is Repost on Tiktok? How to use new repost feature

Published: 9/May/2022 11:19

by Alan Bernal


TikTok introduced a new ‘repost’ feature for the app that lets people share their favorite videos with their followers. There are some caveats to using it so here’s all you need to know about TikTok’s repost.

Videos on the popular app are configured to be the most shared type of content on the internet. Clips can range from just a few seconds right up to 10 minutes, but all can spread like wildfire with TikTok’s algorithm.

Now the app-makers are giving people a much easier way to share someone else’s video without having to duet or ripping the clip yourself.


TikTok users are going to have a simplified way to share the best videos on the platform, and here’s how to get started.

What is TikTok’s repost feature?

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TikTok users missing the ‘Repost’ button might have to wait until the feature rolls out to more people.

Simply put, TikTok’s repost feature is a quick and painless way to share any video you find with all of your followers.

Similar to other social media sites, instead of claiming ownership of the content by publishing it on your account, you’re simply relaying it to your followers through your account.

Reposting will still show the original owner of the TikTok, but it will be available to your followers on your page.

How to Repost on TikTok

TikTok users are showing the new ‘Repost’ option that appears next to your contacts, just above the options to send to Facebook, email, etc.


The feature may be rolling out to users but if you see a yellow Repost button just push it to start sending clips that could be the next viral trend on the app.

As TikTok adds more shareable options to the platform, expect to find more ways to interact with your favorite content creators.

Did TikTok remove the repost button?

In May, many users began to report that they no longer had access to the repost button on TikTok, and that it had disappeared from the app altogether. Some were dismayed to see the feature go, as it had proven to be relatively popular with many users.


But is the feature gone for good?

When TikTok initially started introducing the feature at the end of 2021 and the start of 2022, it appeared to only be in a testing period originally. This may explain the reports that the feature is disappearing from the app, however, TikTok has not officially confirmed this.

Whether it makes a full comeback or not remains to be seen, but it seems like there’s a significant portion of the userbase that would like to see the relatively new feature return to the app.