However, with the countless videos being created and uploaded on the platform regularly, things could easily get a little too crowded. Not all videos warrant our attention. On the other hand, not every video created is intended for everyone else on the platform.
Therefore, some type of filtering might be necessary to improve your experience on the platform.
In this article, I will discuss how to hide TikTok videos you don’t like and discuss if it’s possible not to see videos from an entire creator. Also, I will answer how to hide your videos from particular people without blocking them. Let’s get started!
How to Hide TikTok Videos Made By a Specific Channel
Sometimes, we may encounter videos we don’t like that we don’t want to see (or anything like it) anymore. There may also be times that we used to watch videos in a particular niche, but then later on, they become irrelevant, and we now want to get rid of them from our For You Page.
You ask: how do you remove these videos from your TikTok feed? Although there’s no way to hide an entire channel’s videos yet except to block the creator itself, there are things you can do that could hopefully help filter out those that you don’t want to view on the TikTok app.
Before that, remember that this might only work for videos on the For You Page. Videos you find on the search results or the friend’s feed don’t have this feature.
Here are the steps to hide videos from your feed:
Long-press on the video you are watching until a menu like the one below shows up.
Tap “Not Interested.”
Alternatively, you can also do this:
On the video you are watching, tap the “Share” icon on the right side.
Tap “Not Interested.”
A notification will pop up at the top of the screen with TikTok saying they will try to avoid showing similar videos next time.
By repeating this action several more times, you tell the TikTok algorithm what type of content you want to watch. Also, the more you watch videos of a specific TikTok user or category, the more it will pop up on your feed. Therefore, if there’s any video in a niche or topic you don’t like, it might help to hide it immediately to avoid seeing more of it in the future.
You can take it a step further for video ads because there’s an additional option on the menu. After tapping “Not Interested,” you will be asked to choose your reason, so select “I don’t like this brand/creator.”
In this regard, we still hope that in the future, TikTok might release an option to “Don’t Recommend Channel,” similar to YouTube. This would be an easier way to hide videos you don’t like from specific TikTok channels.
How to Hide Your TikTok Videos From Specific Users
On the other hand, if you want to keep particular users from viewing your TikTok videos, there are two things you can do: either restrict the privacy settings of your TikTok video or block those users. Here’s how you can do them:
Making Your TikTok Videos Private
Go to your profile by tapping the person or “Me” icon.
Choose a video you want to make private.
Tap the three dots icon on the right side of the screen.
On the third row of options, swipe to the right to find “Privacy Setting” and tap it.
Select “Who can watch this video”.
Now, you have to change the settings from “Everyone” to either “Friends” or “Only Me.”
If you choose “Friends,” only those people you follow and also follow you back can view the video. Take note that you should mutually follow each other to become “friends” on TikTok.
Meanwhile, if you select “Only Me,” you can only watch the video from now on. This video will disappear from your timeline and will instead be relocated to your private videos, accessible through the lock icon on your TikTok profile.
Blocking Users on TikTok
You can also block users whom you don’t want watching your TikTok videos. Here’s how:
Head over to the TikTok profile page of the person you want to block.
Tap the three dots icon on the top right corner of the screen.
On the menu, select “Block.”
A pop-up menu will appear asking you to confirm blocking this person. Choose “Block.”
For most of us, blocking someone seems harsh and is usually done as a last resort. Unfortunately, there’s no feature yet on TikTok that allows you to hide videos on TikTok from specific users.
If this TikTok user is bothering you so much, then perhaps the best course of action is to block them. I would also recommend reporting them if you feel they are starting to cross the line, such as bullying or harassing you.
How Do You Stop Someone From Seeing Your Tiktoks Without Blocking Them?
What if you just want to stop someone from watching your videos without actually blocking them?
The only thing you can do for now is to change your video’s privacy setting. You can change your video settings so only your followers who follow you back can watch them.
Here’s how to change a video’s privacy settings:
Tap the person or “Me” icon to go to your TikTok profile.
Select a video from your timeline.
Press the three dots icon on the top right corner.
On the menu, swipe to the right to find “Privacy Setting.”
Choose “Who can watch this video.”
Switch the settings from “Everyone” to either “Friends” or “Only Me.”
As of now, there’s no feature to allow you to hide your videos from others on TikTok, like on Facebook. But here are other alternative options you might want to consider:
Change your profile to a private account.Block the TikTok user to keep them from viewing your videos.Create an alternate account to post your videos where these users can’t follow you.