How To See The Number Of Views On Your TikTok Videos

Plus, one sneaky trick for sleuthing properly.

by Syeda Khaula Saad and Kaitlyn Wylde
Originally Published: 
Xinhua News Agency/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images

While apps like Instagram and Snapchat have built-in features that scratch our itch to sleuth, TikTok’s viewing records are a little bit more obscure. If you’ve been trying to figure out how to see who views your TikTok videos so you can keep tabs on who’s keeping tabs on you, you’ve probably realized by now that the app doesn’t make it easy for you to play detective with your audience. This can be particularly frustrating if you spent a lot of time turning your ex’s mean text messages into #inspirationalquotes and you want to know if they’ve seen it.

While TikTok does allow users to see how many people have viewed their TikTok videos, the short-form video app has not made it possible to see who has viewed your videos. There's also no indication as to whether TikTok will ever allow users to see who's viewed their videos. While you can’t see who views your videos on TikTok, you can see who comments and likes your videos, of course, so you’re not completely in the dark with your engagement.

To see the number of people that have seen your videos, you can open up the app, tap on your profile picture and then go to your account. There will be a number under each of your videos, which indicates how many views that video has. That’ll update every time you refresh the page.

If you really want to make sure a special someone has viewed your TikTok videos, you can always share the videos to your Instagram Stories as well. This way, if you don't know if they've seen them before, you'll definitely know if they've seen them now.

This article was originally published on