With TikTok’s short-form videos, catchy music, and fun effects, it’s easy to get sucked into the TikTok scroll and end up liking tons of videos.
Before you know it, your Liked Videos list has hundreds or even thousands of posts spanning months or years.
But at some point, you may want to unlike a bunch of videos you’ve liked or delete all your liked videos altogether.
Maybe you want more privacy, a fresh start, or just a decluttered profile. Here’s how to do it.
Why Delete Liked TikTok Videos?
There are a few reasons you may want to unlike or delete your liked videos on TikTok:
- Privacy – Any videos you’ve liked are public on your profile for others to see. If you don’t want people knowing what videos you’ve been watching, deleting your likes keeps that information private.
- Declutter – Over time, the number of liked videos can really add up. Clearing them out helps declutter your TikTok profile and makes it easier to find your favorite videos that you want to keep liking.
- Change interests – If you liked a video in the past that no longer represents your interests, deleting those old likes can refresh your profile.
- Embarrassment – Maybe you went on a liking spree late one night and don’t want those videos showing up on your profile anymore. Deleting the likes removes the evidence.
- Start fresh – Some people just like starting with a clean slate and removing all their previous TikTok activity. Deleting likes clears the deck.
How to Unlike Videos on TikTok
If you only want to unlike a few videos here and there, it’s easy to do it manually. Here are the steps:
- Open the TikTok app and go to your profile by tapping the person icon on the bottom right.
- Tap on the heart icon toward the top right of your profile. This will open your list of liked videos.
- Scroll through your liked videos and tap on the heart icon on any videos you want to unlike. The heart will become hollow once you’ve unliked it.
- Keep tapping to unlike more videos. This is the quickest way to unlike videos one by one.
The process is simple, but it can get tedious if you have hundreds or thousands of liked videos. Let’s look at ways to delete likes in bulk.
How to Delete All Liked Videos on TikTok at Once
TikTok doesn’t currently have a “delete all likes” function. However, there are a couple of workarounds to essentially clear your liked videos en masse.
Make Liked Videos Private
You can make it so your liked videos are private and only visible to you:
- Go to your TikTok profile and tap the 3 lines menu icon in the top right corner.
- Choose Settings and privacy.
- Tap Privacy.
- Under Liked videos, change the setting from Everyone to Only me.
This will make all your previously liked videos private. Others won’t be able to see them on your profile anymore. The videos will still be visible to you in your likes list, but at least they are now private.
Report Issue to TikTok
You can also try reporting the issue directly to TikTok and requesting they delete all your likes:
- Go to your TikTok profile and tap the 3 lines menu.
- Scroll all the way down and choose Report a problem.
- Under the topics, tap on “Follow/Likes/Comments/Favorites.”
- Proceed to tap on the “Likes” drop-down arrow and choose “Other.”
- Tap on “Need more help?” to contact TikTok support team.
- Explain that you want to delete all your liked videos and can’t do it directly through the app. Ask them to delete all your liked videos for you.
Here’s a sample message you can send (Feel free to copy and paste) 😊
I’m requesting all my liked videos be deleted. I have 2,000+ likes and it’s too tedious to unlike manually. Please delete all my likes so I can have a fresh start. Thank you!
- Include a screenshot of your likes list as proof if needed.
- Submit the report.
This isn’t guaranteed to work, but some users have had success getting bulk likes deleted this way by talking directly to TikTok support. It may take a few days to get a response.
Start a New Account
If all else fails, the nuclear option is simply starting a brand new TikTok account. Create a new account with a different email and username. Don’t link it to your previous profile. Once your new profile is set up, you can delete your old account if you wish.
This is obviously disruptive, as you’ll be starting your likes, followers, and videos from scratch. But on the plus side, it wipes the slate completely clean.
Should You Regularly Delete Liked TikTok Videos?
Whether you make it a habit to regularly delete your TikTok likes comes down to your personal preferences:
- Keeps your profile tidy and organized
- Removes videos you may no longer be interested in
- Reduces TikTok storage space.
- Increases privacy if you don’t want others seeing your likes
- Have to redo liking videos you still like
- Lose the ability to easily find and access liked videos
- Extra effort to continually prune your likes
I recommend checking your liked videos once a month or so and doing a mass delete of any likes you no longer want. This gives you the benefits of a clean slate while still preserving relevant likes you want to keep.
Does TikTok Unlike Videos After a While?
If you’re wondering whether TikTok unlikes videos after a certain period of time, the answer is no. TikTok does not automatically unlike videos after a while.
This means that if you liked a video, it will stay liked until you manually unlike it.
However, there are some instances where your liked videos may disappear or fail to update. This could be due to issues with your internet connection, app updates, or even TikTok’s servers.
In such cases, you may need to troubleshoot the issue by checking your internet connection, clearing your cache, or reinstalling the app.
It’s also worth noting that TikTok has a limit on the number of videos you can like. This could be why some of your liked videos get unliked. Once you hit the limit, TikTok will automatically unlike your oldest likes make room for new ones.
TikTok does not unlike videos after a while, but there may be other reasons why your liked videos disappear or fail to update.
If you’re experiencing such issues, try troubleshooting the problem by checking your internet connection, clearing the TikTok cache, or reinstalling the app.
How to clear liked videos on TikTok – Conclusion
While TikTok doesn’t make it easy, you do have options to delete or hide your liked videos. Regularly pruning your likes helps keep your profile fresh. But beware – the TikTok scroll is addictive, so those likes can accumulate quickly again.
And those are all my top tips for taking control of your Liked Videos list on TikTok! With its addictive feed, it’s easy to go on a massive liking spree. But periodically pruning your likes offers many benefits like privacy, a fresh profile, and saved storage space.
Use TikTok’s bulk delete options to clear likes out en masse. Stick to selectively hitting that heart icon so your Liked list doesn’t get out of hand. And create playlists or screen recordings of TikToks to save special videos even if you delete your likes.
Following this guide will help you keep your TikTok profile tidy and your liking habits in check. Never feel stuck with likes you regret. You’ve got the tools to delete them!