With hundreds of millions of users from all over the world, your TikTok profile is bound to be viewed by another user (unless you’ve set your profile to private). And while most of us don’t care about strangers who have come across our profiles, we would certainly be interested in knowing if a selected few people such as friends or family have stopped by our TikTok profile.
And that brings the question, how do you see who viewed your TikTok profile, and is it even possible?
Can I See Who Viewed My TikTok Profile?
The thing about most social media platforms is that they don’t allow you to see who recently viewed your profile. This is to protect the privacy of the user and their activity on the platform. However, TikTok stands out as it’s one of the few platforms that allows you to view everyone who recently viewed your profile.
The only major platform that also has this feature is LinkedIn. However, to use this feature, you need to pay for a premium subscription. On TikTok, this feature is completely free for everyone who wants to use it.
The app used to show everyone who viewed your profile but rescinded the feature after a while. But in 2022, TikTok reinstalled the feature which is now available for both Android and iOS devices.
How to Use TikTok’s Profile View History Feature
If you want to see the people who have recently visited your profile, all you have to do is turn on the Profile View History feature. If you’re new to the platform, you might be wondering how to do this. But don’t worry, we’ll explain all the ways you can turn this feature on in this section.
Meet the Requirements
Before turning on this feature, you need to make sure you qualify. Not all accounts can view their profile view history, which is one of the security measures TikTok has in place. To qualify for this feature you must:
- Be over 16 years old
- Have less than 5,000 followers
- Have your account set to public
These are the requirements set in place that will give you access to this feature. Keep in mind that this only allows you to see your profile views in the past 30 days. And if you turn this feature on, then that means other people will be able to see if you’ve recently viewed their profile too.
If this concerns you, you can turn the feature off and you won’t appear in the recent profile visits anymore. While it’s best to have a public account for this feature, you can still turn it on if you have a private profile, but note that this means you will appear in other people’s profile view history if you visited their TikTok page recently.
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Activating the Feature
Like many other features on TikTok, there are multiple ways to turn Profile Views on. You can either do it through your inbox, your settings, or on the profile views page. To help you fully utilize this great TikTok feature, here are the different ways to turn it on.
From Your Inbox
If you don’t have this feature turned on, then you may have prompts in your inbox that say that someone has recently visited your profile. If you want to turn this feature on, simply tap on the prompt and switch the toggle to “on” for profile views.
From Your Settings
To turn on profile views from your settings, go to the profile tab, then tap on settings. From there, go to privacy > profile views then look for profile views history under the safety section. There’s a toggle that you can switch on right beside the profile views history option on your TikTok settings.
From Profile Views Page
Even if you don’t use the profile views feature, you can still access the views page. If you want to turn this feature on easily, simply go to the profile views page and follow the instructions for turning the feature on.
How to View the People Who Visited Your TikTok Profile
Once you have this feature on, you should have an eye icon next to your settings in your profile tab. If you want to see the people who recently viewed your profile, tap on this icon and you can see everyone who viewed your profile.
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How to Disable Profile Views
If you don’t want to see the people who have recently visited your profile or you don’t want your account to pop up in other accounts’ profile view history, you have to turn the feature off. When you do this, you will no longer be able to see your recent profile visits. But on the bright side, you also won’t appear on the profile view history of other users.
If you would rather use TikTok privately, then we recommend disabling this feature. Sadly, there’s no way to prevent your account from popping up on profile view histories while still seeing the people who have recently dropped by your profile.
Unlike many other social media platforms, TikTok allows its users to see exactly who viewed their profile completely for free. This makes it much easier to keep track of your account activity and check on the people viewing your profile. But remember, if you turn this feature on, your profile will also pop up on other people’s view history.
So, if you want to view the people who have recently viewed your page, be ready to occasionally pop up on other people’s view history on the platform.
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