How To Remove Unwanted Videos From TikTok

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Tiktok is a short-form video and music platform that has seen rapid growth. This had led to a certain amount of vulnerability, particularly thanks to the app’s popularity with children.

So what should you do if you or your child are the victims of abusive or harassing videos? Here are the best ways to have unwanted videos removed from TikTok.

1. Message the Content Creator

TikTok - Message Tutorial
Some accounts may have a message button displayed on their page. | Source: LadBible on TikTok

In most cases the content creator may be willing to remove the offending video if you ask. Click on the content creator’s name at the bottom of the video. On their page, click the three-dotted icon at the top left. Then press the message icon and ask them politely to remove the video in question.

2. Report the Video to TikTok

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The ability to add details to your report makes it easy to get your specific reason for wanting a video removed easier to bring across. | Source: LadBible on TikTok

If the creator is uncooperative you can report the video directly to TikTok. Hold your finger on the offending video. On the menu that pops up click the ‘report’ button. Select the most relevant option from the following menu. If you’re featured in a video and want it removed you should select ‘other’ and provide TikTok with details on why you want the video taken down.

3. Contact TikTok Directly

TikTok - Terms of Service Contact
TikTok is one of the few social media sites that offer a direct route of contact. | Source: TikTok

If reporting the video in question doesn’t work, TikTok allows you to contact them directly. Document the offending video and account, and then send an e-mail detailing the exact nature of your complaint to [email protected]

4. Informing the Authorities

In certain countries, abusive and harassing behavior is banned by law. | Source: West Midlands Police

In the most severe cases your best bet is to immediately contact the authorities. Depending on where you live your country may have a specific branch of the police devoted to dealing with online harassment or abuse. You should be able to find relevant information by using a search engine.

If all else fails, contact us and we’ll fight your corner.

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