Why Can't I Repost on TikTok: A Guide to Fixing the Issue and Expanding Your TikTok Network

Written by Tijana Kargovska Social Media / TikTok

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Reposting is one of TikTok’s newer features allowing users to share what they come across on their FYP with their established network.

The feature was an immediate hit ever since it was released, but according to multiple user reports, some users cannot repost on TikTok.

Unfortunately, I was one of the users left wondering, ‘Why can’t I repost on TikTok?’ which led to an extended Google search in a desperate attempt to resolve my problem.

In this article, I’ll cover why you cannot repost on TikTok and how to fix it so you can go back to expanding your TikTok network.

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Why am I unable to repost?

If you do not see the yellow ‘Repost’ button on the video you’ve watched, there are several possible reasons why it’s happening:

  1. You didn’t find the video on your FYP (older versions of the TikTok app)

If you haven’t updated the TikTok app lately, you might have missed out on a big change for the ‘Repost’ option on TikTok.

When ‘Repost’ was initially introduced towards the end of 2021, users could only repost videos they saw on their ‘For You’ page. If, for example, you were to search for a video and tried to repost from the Search results page, you would be unable to see the ‘Repost’ button.

Hence, if you’ve been avoiding updating your TikTok for a hot minute, this might be the sign to do it. You can download an update both on Google Play Store if you’re an Android user or the App Store if you’re an iOS user.

After you’ve updated the app, check if the ‘Repost’ button on TikTok appears. You will learn almost immediately how to repost on TikTok.

If you reposted the wrong TikTok video, check here how to unrepost on TikTok.

TikTok has strict copyright laws to protect the rights of creators' and holders' rights. Copyright infringement occurs when a user posts content to which they do not own the rights. This can include videos, music, and images.

If you’re found to be violating these laws, your account may be flagged or even terminated. Hence, you might be unable to repost a TikTok video.

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  1. Account Restrictions

Another reason for not being able to repost on TikTok is account restrictions. These restrictions can be placed on an account for various reasons, such as violating community guidelines or receiving multiple copyright strikes.

Account restrictions can prevent you from reposting content and limit your ability to interact with other users on the platform. It's important to note that sometimes the account owner might have turned off the share settings for their video; in such cases, even if your account is in good standing, you won't be able to repost the video.

Solutions and workarounds to reposting on TikTok

If you do not see the ‘Repost’ feature on TikTok when you click on the ‘Share’ icon, it might be time to try some workarounds.

One solution is to use a screen recording tool. This allows you to record the video as it plays on your screen, which you can then save and repost. It’s a simple and easy way to repost content, but it has flaws.

The quality of the reposted video may not be as good as the original, and the audio may not be synced correctly. In addition, posting a screen-recorded video might get you in trouble with TikTok for copyright infringement.

Another solution is to ask for permission to repost the content. If you come across a video, you would like to repost; you can reach out to the creator and ask for their permission. Be sure to give credit to the original creator if you get consent.

This is a safer way to repost content. Still, it can be time-consuming, and you may only sometimes get permission, especially if you contact a TikTok user with thousands or millions of followers.


To sum up, being unable to repost on TikTok can be frustrating, but it's essential to understand why.

The most common reasons include copyright infringement and account restrictions. To avoid these issues, it's crucial to abide by copyright laws and the platform's community guidelines.

This article covered why you cannot repost on TikTok and how to resolve the issue.

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