Are you just getting started with TikTok? First and foremost, congratulations for that milestone. As you might be aware by now, this social platform is massive. If you put in some effort and push out content consistently, you are certain to thrive. Now, that aside, in this post we will teach you how to delete TikTok videos. Read on to find out…..

TikTok is a prevalent social platform. It is loaded with tons of cool features that keep creators and users alike always checking and posting videos thereon. As a creator, you need to familiarize yourself with the finer details of the platform if you are going to succeed. Like on most social platforms, content is king here too. Know how to create enticing videos, and you will win more followers and views.

Getting rid of unwanted TikTok videos is quite easy. Sometimes you might want to take down a video you already posted on TikTok for some reason. It might be the video is not attracting the views you thought it would, or maybe it’s portraying you in a negative light. Either way, deleting videos on TikTok is all too breezy. Here is how to delete TikTok videos.


How to Delete TikTok Videos

Note that once you have deleted a video on TikTok, it will be permanently lost. It will be removed from your profile, and neither your followers nor you will see it on TikTok ever again unless you or your followers had downloaded it before the deletion.

That being said, here are the steps on how to delete a video on TikTok:

Step 1: On your TikTok account, visit your profile through the Me icon.

Step 2: Find the video you want to delete and tap on it.

Step 3: At the upper right corner of the video, tap on the Three Dots Menu.

Click upper right corner of the video

Step 4: From the list of options that appear, tap on Delete.

Step 5: Here, you will be prompted to confirm if you’re sure you want to delete the video. Go ahead and tap on Yes.

Step 6: A confirmation message will appear showing that your video was successfully deleted and that the action cannot be undone.


Make a video private on TikTok.

If your reason for wanting to delete the video is so that your followers don’t see it, maybe you can make it private. That way, you will still be able to access the video from the comfort of your camera roll or your TikTok app archive. Follow these steps to make a TikTok video private:

Step 1: On your TikTok account, visit your profile through the Me icon.

Step 2: Locate the video you wish to delete and tap on it.

Step 3: At the upper right corner of the video, tap on the Three Dots Menu.

Click Three Dots Menu

Step 4: Tap on Privacy Settings.

Privacy Settings of TikTok

Step 5: Tap on Who can watch this video?

Watch this video on TikTok

Step 6: Go ahead and select the Only Me option to make the video private.

Select the Only Me option to make the video private

Pro Tip! This video will remain private until you decide to delete it or make it public again.

  • To make the video public again, go to your account profile and tap on the Lock icon. Follow the above steps and then tap on “Everyone”.

How to delete a draft on TikTok

We have learned how to delete a TikTok video. Now, is it even possible to delete a draft on TikTok? Yes, it is straightforward to do. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Open the TikTok app.

Step 2: At the bottom right corner, tap on the Me icon to access your profile.

Tap on the Me icon to access your profile

Step 3: At the top left of your post feed, tap on your drafts folder.

Tap on your drafts folder

Step 4: At the top right of the TikTok drafts screen, tap on “Select”.

Top right of the TikTok drafts screen

Step 5: Tap on the draft video or videos to highlight the videos you want to delete.

Step 6: Once the drafts have been selected, tap on the Delete button.

Once the drafts have been selected


Remove content from likes or favorite videos folders

TikTok allows you to remove videos from liked and favorite video folders. Here is how the entire operation can be done in a few easy steps:

1. To remove  content from your Liked videos folder

Step 1: In your account, tap on the Me icon to access your profile.

Step 2: Once on your profile, tap on the Heart Icon to open your likes folder.

Step 3: Find the liked videos that you would like to delete and tap to highlight them.

Step 4: Notice that the videos button will be highlighted. Tap the like button on each of the videos to unlike them.


2. To remove content from your favorite videos folder

You can also remove videos from the favorite videos folder. Here is how to do it:

Step 1: Once on your profile, tap the Bookmark icon next to Edit Profile.

Step 2: Find the videos you want to “unfavorite” and tap on them to open them.

Step 3: Tap on the Share icon(iOS) or the Three dots menu (Android).

Tap the Favourit Videos on TikTok

Step 4: Select Remove from favorites to delete them from the favorite's folder.

Remove from favourites to delete them


Wrap up

This article has provided you with all the necessary details you need to know on how to delete videos on TikTok. Now, you can conveniently remove any videos on your TikTok account easily.