If you’re curious about who’s watching your TikTok videos, you can check them out right from your profile. It’s an easy way to find out who’s following your content the most, but it can also be useful for tracking down troublesome trolls.
This is a relatively new feature, so you may need to enable it before you can use this tool. Unfortunately, you can only see who viewed your profile, not your videos; that feature isn’t available yet and likely won’t be. Imagine how difficult it would be to scroll through 100,000+ names in a viral video.
If you don’t see this feature, you need to update the new version of TikTok app. Keeping your app up to date does more than ensure you have access to the best tools – it also helps with privacy.
How to view your TikTok profile view history
The number of views you get on your profile is a strong indicator of the type of attraction you have on social media. Many views suggest that your TikTok account is generating interest or at least controversy. Just a few visits means you may still have some growing to do.
- Open TikTok and tap the Profile icon in the lower right corner.
- tap on the Eye icon at the top of the screen next to your name.
- Play Light to enable the Profile viewing history feature.
Once you enable this feature, you will be able to see who has viewed your profile in the last thirty days. However, it will also show other people when you view your profile. If someone doesn’t have this feature enabled and views your profile, their username will appear as “tiktokuserXXXXXX” or some variation.
You can also disable this feature at any time, like so:
- tap on the Eye (TikTok will replace it with a profile picture of the last person who viewed your profile.)
- tap on the Gear icon in the upper right corner.
- Tap the switch at the bottom of the screen to disable Profile viewing history.
While you have your profile viewing history, you can see which of the TikTok users who viewed your profile you follow, who follows you, and who you’re already friends with. You can then choose to follow anyone with just one tap.
Learn more about video views
While you can’t see who specifically viewed your profile, you can get a lot of insight into other metrics, like how many times the video was viewed in its entirety, the audience it reached, and even where the video appeared in someone’s feed. .
- Select one of the TikTok videos you want to learn more about.
- In the lower right corner, you will see an option to More data Tap that to see additional metrics.
To make sense of this information, you must first understand what the data means. TikTok’s creator tools provide powerful functionality that can help you increase your visibility. If you want a larger number of followers, you should take advantage of these features.
- total game time Lists the cumulative time the video has been viewed across all viewers and all plays.
- Average viewing time is the time someone watches the video. You want to target full video views rather than just partial views, as this increases your position in the TikTok algorithm.
- I saw the full video is self explanatory; is the percentage of viewers who watched your video to the end.
- Audience Reached is the total number of people who viewed your video. This is different from view count, as one person can view the video multiple times.
Below these settings, you will see two more sections.
Video views by section it shows you how your video reached the audience, whether through the For You section, from your personal profile, your followers, or through a sound, a search, or a hashtag. The more views you have of the For You section, the better: it means you are reaching your target audience.
Video views by region shows you from where in the world people are watching your TikTok. For the most part, TikTok will show your video to people in your own country everywhere else.
While you can check individual videos, TikTok also gives you tools to analyze your entire account.
- Select the three bars in the upper right corner of your profile page.
- Play Creator instruments > Analytics.
From this page, you can view account performance and growth over the past 7, 28, or 60 days and set a custom range. This will show how much engagement your videos have received in total, your net gain in followers, and much more.
At the top of the screen are several tabs: Content, Followers, and LIVE.
Contents shows the number of videos you have produced over the last seven days and your trending videos – those with the highest growth over the last week.
followers shows your follower count growth over the last week, giving you a growth rate and gender ratio between male and female viewers for your followers. You can also see exactly where your viewers are coming from.
LIVE Analysis shows you details related to live content. If you don’t create any live content, this tab will be less useful.
How to block users
If one person is viewing your profile more than anyone else (and leaving hurtful comments in their wake), you may have an online stalker. For some inexplicable reason, social media platforms are riddled with targeted users who like to harass others. While it can be hard to understand their motivation, it can block them out.
- Select the offending user’s profile and tap on the three dots in the top right corner.
- Select Block.
- When the confirmation screen appears, select Block one more time.
If you block a user, you will no longer be able to view their content or leave comments on any of their videos.