Although TikTok’s algorithm is one of the most praised things, you can still make sure to improve the content you receive.
TikTok is relevant because of the content that matches people’s tastes. However, sometimes there may be videos that may generate some dislike.
That is why the platform has several tools that allow you to hide those contents that follow a line that you, as a user, do not want to consume.
Below you will learn how you can avoid consuming TikTok videos that you hate.
How to prevent unwanted videos from appearing on TikTok?
From the platform, there are two mechanisms to deactivate a video from your feed. These are what we’re not interested in and the Report option.
About the operation of each one, TikTok explains the following:
The Not Interested button is for selecting videos as you like, but if you find something offensive or that violates our Community Guidelines, you can report it.
The content and user will be reviewed by our moderation team and appropriate action will be taken. This will help us keep TikTok a supportive and entertaining community for you and everyone else.
To bring up this button simply long-press on that video and tap the Not Interested icon. You will be shown less of that type of video in the future.
Other restriction mechanisms
If you want to restrict content more quickly with a wider brushstroke, you can enable restricted mode. A restricted mode is an option at the account settings level that limits the appearance of content that may not be appropriate for all audiences.
To enable this setting:
- Select “Digital Wellbeing” in the application settings.
- Tap “Enable”.
- Set an access code
- Toggle “Restricted Mode”.
- The restricted mode can always be disabled by the person who enabled it to begin with. So if you find yourself missing videos you’d like to watch, you can go back anytime.
Note: If you’re a parent and your teen uses TikTok, it might make sense to enable this setting to ensure that the content they’re watching is age-appropriate. For more suggestions, check out our Parent Portal, the Asian social network notes.