TikTok is a great way to share your creativity with the world and meet new people. Most social media enthusiasts will tell you that they are more passionate about TikTok than any other social platform. Unfortunately, TikTok can be a bit overwhelming to manage, particularly for new users.
With over 1 billion monthly active users, TikTok is one of the fastest-growing social media platforms. Despite growing at skyrocketing speed, it still remains one of the most challenging to manage — especially if you have a large following.
Do you love TikTok but have questions about managing your account and followers more effectively? Here are a few tips that we think might be helpful.
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How To Change Your Profile Picture on TikTok?
A profile picture is an image that you find appropriate to represent your online persona. These images say a lot about your personality. For instance, depending on how often you change your profile picture, it can signify your mood changes.
If you intend to change your profile picture on TikTok, this is how to go about it:
Step 1: Open the app on your phone.
Step 2: Tap on the profile button at the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Tap on the “Edit” option under your name.
Step 4: Scroll down until you see “Profile Picture” and tap on it.
Step 5: Choose any image from your gallery or take one using your camera. After selecting an image, tap on “Save.”
How To Change Your Age or Birthday on TikTok?
Like other social media platforms, TikTok looks to prevent underage users from accessing explicit content or engaging with adult users. It takes the information about age and birthdays seriously and will delete accounts with obviously fake birthdays.
Unfortunately, you can’t manually change your birthday or age on the TikTok app. You’ll need to go through TikTok support. Here is how you change your age or birthday on TikTok:
Step 1: Launch the TikTok app on your phone
Step 2: Open your profile at the bottom right corner
Step 3: Click on the three-dot icon in the upper right corner
Step 4: Click the Report a problem button under the Support section
Step 5: Tap on the Account and profile link
Step 6: Click the Editing profile link
Step 7: Click the Other link
Step 8: Select the Need more help? button
Step 9: Let TikTok know that the age on your account isn’t correct. Provide as much information as possible.
Step 10: Wait for a response from the TikTok support team. The age will be changed if you provide proof of your current age.
How To Change Your Phone Number on TikTok?
Changing your phone number on TikTok is easy and quick. To do that, you need to follow the steps below:
Step 1: Open your TikTok app.
Step 2: Go to the “Settings” icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Tap on “My Account” from the options presented to you.
Step 4: From there, tap on the “Phone Number” option then select the “Update Your Phone Number” button from the dropdown menu provided at the top of your screen.
Step 5: Enter your new number and hit the “Update” button at the end of this page (you can also choose whether or not you want to receive alerts via SMS/text message)
How To Find and Follow Someone on TikTok?
If you’re looking for new people to follow on TikTok, you’ll want to know how to find them first. The easiest way is simply by searching their username in the search bar at the top of the screen, then following their profiles.
There are several other ways to find and follow someone on TikTok, including:
- Following someone from their posts: When you open the TikTok feed, you’ll see posts on your timeline. If you haven’t followed a user, you can do so by clicking the + button on their profile.
- You can also follow a TikTok user by clicking on the username first then tapping the Follow button
- The third way to follow TikTok users is to follow people that follow you. To do so, open your profile and click the Followers button. Then, you can follow back people that follow you.
- The fourth way to follow people on TikTok is using your contacts. To do this, tap the Add friends icon in your TikTok Profile.
- You can also follow someone on TikTok using their TikTok QR code.
How to become friends on TikTok
Becoming friends with other TikTok users is easy. All you need to do is follow back people that follow you or request people whom you follow to follow you back. You’re considered friends with a TikTok user when you follow each other.
How to unfollow someone on TikTok
Although TikTok is full of light-hearted fun posts, some posts may be offensive and warrant an unfollow. Should you find yourself wanting to unfollow a TikTok user, here is how you do it:
- Open the TikTok app.
- Click the profile icon situated at the bottom right corner.
- Press the Following button at the top of the page.
- Scroll through the list to find the user(s) to unfollow.
- Click on the Following button located next to their profile to unfollow them.
Note: The user you unfollow won’t be notified that you unfollowed them.
How to see who liked your TikTok video
Whether you create TikTok videos for fun or to make a living, you may be interested to find out who likes your content. If that’s you, this is how you do it:
Keep checking your notification tab, which you can access by clicking the Inbox button at the bottom of the page. However, this method may be ineffective, mainly because your notifications are mixed, and you may not know which video a user liked.
In response to this, TikTok has added a feature for some users to view who liked their videos.
Here is how you’ll know if you have access to the feature:
- Launch your TikTok app.
- Tap the Profile tab.
- Click on the video you want to check.
- Open the comment section.
- At the top of this tab, click Likes to see the likes for the video.
How to disable or delete your TikTok account
Whether you have privacy concerns or are overwhelmed by the short, entertaining videos on TikTok, there are valid reasons why you may consider disabling or deleting your TikTok account.
Here is how you delete your TikTok account:
- Click the Profile tab in the bottom right corner.
- Tap on the three-dot icon in the top right corner.
- Open Settings and Privacy.
- Click Manage account>Delete account.
- Follow the instructions in the app to delete your account.
The bottom line
TikTok is one of the most engaging social media platforms with billions of users worldwide. I hope these tips have helped you learn how to manage your account and followers more effectively.
Do you have tips for managing your TikTok account? Share them with us in the comments!