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How To Delete TikTok Videos? [Step-by-step Guide]

The Chinese sensational App, TikTok, is an amazing entertaining media app with tons of engaging features embedded. Once you get your hands on all the fun-filled lovely features of this app, chances are there that you might become addicted to the TikTok world. But limited media storage space will always create problems. With your phone filled with hundreds of TikTok videos, you feel the need to know the secret of how to delete TikTok videos. Remember, do not delete your TikTok account because it will reset the number of your followers to Zero. And only a TikToker can understand the pain of losing all your followers. So, let’s get started with knowing how to delete a TikTok video with the new update without disturbing other things on your TikTok account.


How To Delete TikTok Videos [Latest 2022]


Watching and creating TikTok videos is the favorite pastime of TikTok users. And for some users, it is a cause of their popularity and stardom in the world of TikTok. There are instances when you don’t find the video appropriate to post after recording or the video is resting in your Saved folders and you don’t want to edit it anymore.

It may also happen that you have mistakenly posted an embarrassing video that you intended to delete. Doesn’t matter whatever the reason, it is good to know how to delete TikTok videos on iPhone if you ever feel the need to. FYI, if you are an Android device user and want to know how to delete TikTok videos on Android, follow the briefing of the same steps below.

Steps For Deleting TikTok Video Not Yet Posted

When you are done with recording a TikTok video, there are a few more steps before you finally hit the ‘Post’ button. You have to add music, effects, filters, text, captions, and so many makeups to do on the video. Meanwhile, if you change your mind, there is a way to back out of the video. Here is how –

Deleting TikTok Video While Recording

It happens that you are recording the video and somebody has interrupted you or you miss the beat on a song, or you have realized that you are not looking good, or for whatever reason, you have to delete the video recorded so far. Do the following if you ever get caught in such a situation.

  1. On your recording TikTok screen, tap the Red color ‘Check Mark’ located at the bottom right of the screen.
  2. You will see the option of ‘Next’ at the bottom right of the screen. But do not tap it. Rather hit the back arrow sign at the top left side of the screen.
  3. Then, there appears a cross sign. Tap that ‘X’ cross sign.

Doing that, there appear 3 options on your screen. Start Over, Discard, and Cancel. If you want to record the video all over again, you may go with the 1st option, otherwise tap ‘Discard’ to vanish your video.

Deleting TikTok Video While Editing

You want to delete the recorded TikTok video but the video is yet in the editing stage, not to worry, it is the right time to get it deleted. TikTok gives you the right to see previews of your video before you finally post the video publically. So, open the video preview, and then here is what you have to do –

  1. Choose the ‘Preview’ option and Hit the back arrow sign at the top left side of the screen.
  2. Then, there appears a cross sign. Tap that ‘X’ cross sign.

Doing that, there appear 3 options on your screen. Start Over, Discard, and Cancel. If you want to record the video all over again, you may go with the 1st option, otherwise tap ‘Discard’ to vanish your video.

Deleting TikTok Video While Posting It

You have recorded the video and edited it successfully but you made up your mind to delete it just before you are about to post. No problem, it’s not too late. You can still delete the video. Here is how –

  1. On the Post video screen, when you are asking for writing the description, Hit the back arrow sign at the top left side of the screen.
  2. Then, there appears a cross sign. Tap that ‘X’ cross sign.
  3. You will be taken back to the Editing screen. There again hit the back arrow sign at the top left side of the screen.
  4. Then, there appears a cross sign. Tap that ‘X’ cross sign.

Doing that, there appear 3 options on your screen. Start Over, Discard, and Cancel. If you want to record the video all over again, you may go with the 1st option, otherwise tap ‘Discard’ to vanish your video.


How To Delete Shared (Posted) TikTok Videos


The above workaround was for those TikTok videos which are not yet posted and you decided to delete them. But there could be instances when you have posted the video, people have seen it and now you want it to get deleted for some reason. There is still a way out to delete such shared videos. Go through the step by step explanation below.

Deleting Posted TikTok Video [In The Mobile App]

  1. Open the TikTok App. Tap the ‘Me’ tab at the bottom of your app screen and go to the Profile menu.
  2. Find and select the video to be deleted. Play the video in full-screen mode. From the options given on the lower right side, select 3 dots.
  3. You will be given the options of ‘Send’ and ‘Share’. Under ‘Share’, more options are given. Select ‘Delete’.
  4. You will get a confirmation pop message. Tap ‘ Confirm’.

Deleting Posted TikTok Video [On The Website]

  1. Open the web browser.
  2. Visit the TikTok website.
  3. Sign in to your account.
  4. On the top right side of your screen, you will see a profile icon. Click on it.
  5. Click on ‘View Profile.
  6. Find and select the video to be deleted.
  7. On the top right side of the screen, select 3 dots.
  8. You will be given the options of ‘Privacy Settings’ and ‘Delete’.
  9. You will get a confirmation pop message. Tap ‘Delete’.

How To Delete Saved TikTok Videos?

You may have multiple videos that are resting in your TikTok draft folder. You might not want to publish these videos ever, there is an option to delete all those videos that you have recorded but have not posted and will never post. 

Deleting Single Video From The Draft

  1. Open the TikTok App.
  2. Tap the ‘Me’ tab at the bottom of your app screen and go to the Profile menu.
  3. Select ‘Drafts’.
  4. Pick the video you want to delete and swipe towards right from left.
  5. Tap ‘Delete’.
  6. You will get a confirmation pop message. Tap ‘Discard’.

Deleting Multiple Videos From The Draft

  1. Open the TikTok App.
  2. Tap the ‘Me’ tab at the bottom of your app screen and go to the Profile menu.
  3. Select ‘Drafts’.
  4. Tap ‘Select’ at the top right corner of the screen.
  5. The list of all the videos will appear on your mobile screen. Check mark the circles corresponding to the videos you want to delete.
  6. Tap ‘Delete’.
  7. You will get a confirmation pop message. Tap ‘Discard’.

Please Note: TikTok settings allow you to enable other users to download your videos. Some people take the help of third-party apps also to download TikTok videos of others. In such cases, even if you deleted the video from your App, if someone has already downloaded the videos before the deletion, it will still exist. The person may likely upload it again.


What Are Private TikTok Videos?


TikTok offers wonderful privacy settings for people who neither want to delete the video nor want others to see their videos. Under the privacy settings, TikTok allows its users to set the option ‘Who can watch this video’, either to “Everyone” or “Only Me”. However there is another option “Friends” selecting which you only allow your followers, that follow you back, to watch your videos. These videos are called Private TikTok videos. These are flexible settings and you can change it to Public anytime you wish.

How To Delete Private TikTok Videos?

When you make sure that you no longer need the private videos on your TikTok account, you should learn how to delete private TikTok videos. it’s a very simple straightforward process here’s what you’re gonna do.

  • Go to your TikTok account. Scroll all the way down on your grid where the video is.

  • Click those 3 dots at the bottom right hand corner.

  • There are certain actions that are gonna pop up. You can send the video to other creators or can share it on other social media platforms or you can take a specific action based on that video analytics. You can save the video to your camera roll. If you want to Delete it, scroll to the right side.  There’s the “Delete” little recycle bin that pops up. If you click that, it’s going to have a pop-up window

  • You will get a confirmation pop message. Tap ‘Delete’.

Conclusion

It happens that some videos you record on TikTok turn out not so cool or you don’t want to proceed with publishing them. As you have read, TikTok has the option of deleting a video anytime before or after you post the video. Saved videos can also be deleted easily. So you see, you can delete any unwanted video from Tiktok. Alternatively, you can change the privacy settings and make the videos private. Explore more of our website containing more such related topics on TikTok and other social networking Apps. To know more about TikTok videos, read the FAQs below.

FAQ

Can I Recover A Deleted Video On Tiktok?

Yes, you can recover deleted TikTok videos if those videos are either saved to your device or are still lying in your TikTok Drafts folder. If you deleted the videos permanently, there is no way to get them back.

Can I Delete Someone Else’s TikTok Video?

No, only the content creator can delete the TikTok videos. If you are not the creator of videos, you cannot delete them. However, if you find any objectionable or inappropriate content, you may send a polite request to the creator, or if serious, report the TikTok support to remove it.

What Happens When You Delete A Tiktok Video

When a TikTok video is deleted, it will be removed from the database of the TikTok and no one will be able to watch them anymore. However, it won’t affect the other factors on your account.


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