Are you curious to know what someone has been posting on TikTok but he or she has a private account? If yes, this post is going to help you with that. Here, I will explain how you can view private TikTok accounts without following them with yours. Just go through this and you’ll be able to cure your curiosity.
- 1 What are TikTok Private Accounts?
- 2 How to View a Private TikTok Account?
- 3 Don’t Fall For Scams!
What are TikTok Private Accounts?
TikTok is the leading and one of the most popular social media platforms of the current time. The TikTok app was one of the most downloaded apps on both the Play Store and the App Store in 2019. The popularity and users of TikTok have skyrocketed with ever-growing numbers. Every second person you see using the internet is now using TikTok to either view or post videos. Being a heavily used social media platform, TikTok also provides a feature to make your account private.
This is useful to protect your account from people whom you don’t want to show your profile. They could be anyone, from your parents to relatives, or neighbors to teachers, or some random creepy strangers. Many users choose to keep their account private to keep it secure from unwanted folks. When a TikTok account is private, people who don’t follow it will not be able to see their posts and likes. One must follow the private account to view it properly.
How to Know if a TikTok Account is Private?
When you’ll come across a private account, you can easily identify it. You will not be able to see the posts or likes on the private profile. Instead, you will see a message stating that ‘This account is private‘ followed by another one saying that ‘Follow this account to see their videos and likes.’
One thing you should always remember is that you don’t mistake accounts with no content with a private one. The accounts with no content will show a text stating ‘No content.’ Be wise enough to differentiate between them.
How to View a Private TikTok Account?
TikTok keeps telling you that you need to follow the user in order to see their content and likes if they have a private account. So this is one logical way to do it. But, there some other indirect ways as well. Let’s take a look at all the possible methods to view a private TikTok account. Our main purpose here is to view their content without them knowing that we are following them.
Method-1: Follow them!
This may sound as simple as it could be but this is the most sensible way to view a private TikTok account. If you want to view someone’s content and likes who has a private TikTok account, you should just request to follow them. Once they accept your follow request, you’ll be able to see anything available on their profile you want.
Or, if you choose to don’t follow them, you’ll only see their profile picture and bio.
Method-2: Create a Fake Account & Follow them with it!
One way to view a private TikTok account without them knowing is by creating a fake account and using it to follow them. You shall only do this when you are really desperate to know what someone is posting on their profile. Just create a fake account with a random name, use a random profile picture, and write a catchy bio. Make sure your spoof account looks like a real one. Now send a follow request to the user you want to see and hope he or she accepts your request.
When they accept your request, you’ll be able to view their posts and likes without any restrictions. So, now you are viewing a private account without following them with ‘your’ main account. Hence, they won’t know about you.
Method-3: Find them on Other Social Media Platforms
The majority of the TikTok users are already available on other social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Youtube. So, if you only want to watch the videos and posts from the private account, you can find them on other platforms. Just copy their username and full name, and try to find them on Instagram or Facebook.
Once you find them, you can watch their profile. Or, if they have a private account, you can request to follow them here as these websites are considered more social. There are good chances that you’ll find the same videos posted by them on TikTok here as well.
Method-4: Find their Fanclubs (FC)
If the private account you want to view is a TikTok star or TikTok celeb, then you can find their ‘Fan clubs‘ to watch their videos. Famous TikTokers have many fan clubs that follow them and post their content on their profile while claiming to adore them. So, just find such accounts and follow them. No one would notice that you are following them for this purpose.
Nowadays, even less famous TikTokers, especially girls, have their active fan clubs. The good thing is you can easily find them. For example, a TikTok star with XYZ name will usually have a fan club named something like XYX.FC, XYZ Fanclub, iloveXYZ, etc. You can find such fan clubs on other social media platforms also.
Method-5: Follow them with a Friend’s Account
If you don’t want someone to know that you follow them but still want to view their private account, then you can ask one of your close friends to follow him or her. So, you can just for your friend’s smartphone and check their profile thoroughly. Or, if the friendship is much stronger between you two, then you could keep their username and password. Then you can log in with your friend’s account in your smartphone, and view the private TikTok account whenever you want.
This is a good way to view a private TikTok account without the user knowing that you secretly stalk him/her.
Don’t Fall For Scams!
When I was searching for legit ways to view a private TikTok account, I came across many websites that claim to help you access a private account. But, all such websites are none less than a scam and fraud. TikTok is one of the biggest social media platforms right now and it uses strict security algorithms. So, no one can just bypass through their layers of security just like that.
All the websites claiming to help you are just there to earn clicks from you, make you complete lengthy surveys for free, and steal your personal information. All in the name of ‘user verification.’ So, don’t fall for them. Stay safe, stay secure.
That’s how you view a private TikTok account. I’ve listed all the genuinely possible methods. If you know about some more of these, let me know in the comments below. You can also visit the TikTok support page to understand about the private accounts better. I hope this post helps you enough and you got what you were searching for.