Going viral on TikTok is a real possibility which means that your videos will be seen by thousands, if not millions, of TikTok users.
Nevertheless, private accounts are a good option for users who wish to share their videos only with their followers.
Setting your account to private gives you a few additional privacy settings. You can approve who can follow you, and view your TikTok videos, LIVE videos, bio, likes, and your following and followers lists. In addition, with a private account, other people won't be able to do duets, stitch, or download your videos.
With that being said, let's dive into the steps of making your TikTok account private.
For privacy reasons, TikTok offers users to set their accounts from public to private. However, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.
Here are the main differences between private and public TikTok accounts.
To provide a safe environment, the social media platform automatically makes accounts for users between the ages of 13 and 15 private.
Additionally, the option for the suggested account and the option for video downloads for users of the same age group are set to off. In other words, 13 and 15-year-old accounts won't be suggested to other users, and their videos won't be downloadable.
Furthermore, users between the age of 13-15 can't receive direct messages, and other users can't make duets with their videos; however, 13 and 15-year-olds can create duets with other TikToker's videos.
You can also visit their page to learn more about TikTok teen privacy settings.
If you want to use TikTok to share videos with only a close group of friends, you should create a private account.
With a private TikTok account, you can control who can interact with your content and keep your videos safe from border audiences.
Luckily, creating a private TikTok account is easy.
On the contrary, if you think making your TikTok account private didn't reach the effect you wanted, you can temporarily disable it - we have an article to assist you with that as well.