With over 1 billion active users, TikTok is currently one of the most popular social media platforms. And with so many users who churn out content daily, finding videos you’ve already watched can be difficult.
No matter your device, there are easy ways to find your TikTok watch history — and we’ll walk you through each method.
How to Find Videos You Watched on TikTok
Wondering how to see recently viewed TikToks? You’re in luck: The app allows users to review videos they’ve watched in the past seven days. There are two ways to find the videos you viewed:
1. Watch History Feature
To see TikTok’s recently viewed videos, you’ll need to:
Step 1: Go to Profile and tap the three-bar “Menu” icon in the top-right corner of your screen
Step 2: Tap “Settings and privacy”
Step 3: Select “Watch history”
You’ll now see a screen where you can easily browse through the TikTok videos you’ve viewed over the past week.
2. Use the Search Bar
Using the search bar is an especially handy way to view TikTok history, especially if you’ve accidentally refreshed your feed.
Step 1: Go to the “Friends” or Discover tab (different users may have different options).
Step 2: Press the “Search” icon/Find friends bar.
Step 3: Type in an asterisk symbol and press “Search”
Step 4: Press the “Filters” icon (on the right side of the Search bar) and select the “Watched videos” toggle. Now press “Apply”
Typing the asterisk means you will find all the videos you watched on TikTok over the last seven days. When an asterisk is used to add keywords or a key phrase, it might help you find videos that match your query and save you from endless scrolling.
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How to See Your TikTok Watch History on iOS and Android
To see videos you have already watched on TikTok, there’s a tiny catch: iOS users can access this feature, but Android users have to work a bit harder to access their data. Don’t worry, we’ll walk you through both processes.
How to See TikTok Watch History on iOS
- Open TikTok and go to Profile.
- Tap on the three-line menu (top right).
- Tap on “Settings and privacy.”
- Tap on “Watch history” (located under the “Content and activity” heading).
Once you complete these steps, you can see everything you watched over the last seven days.
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How to See Your TikTok Watch History on Android
Unfortunately, the Android app has no easy feature for viewing watch history on TikTok. However, TikTok can provide your data as part of a personal data request. This process is a bit more complicated than iOS and can take a few days. That said, it’s the most detailed approach to your TikTok data, including a complete TikTok history view.
To request personal data on TikTok:
- Go to your “Profile”
- Tap on the three-line Menu
- Tap on “Settings and Privacy”
- Choose “Privacy”
- Select Download Your Data
- Select a .TXT file or a .JSON file
- Tap on the “Request Data” button at the bottom
You can see your pending data request in the Download Data tab (at the top of the page). Before the ZIP file is yours, you’ll need to verify your identity. Once that’s done, the ZIP folder should be ready to download under the name “Video Browsing History.” In this file, you’ll find everything you’ve watched on TikTok.
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How to View TikTok Watch History on a PC
Downloading TikTok data to a PC is one of the easiest ways to see your watch history. By following these steps, you can download your TikTok data on Windows, Mac, Linux, Chromebook, and more.
- Open your browser and go to TikTok.
- Tap your “Profile” icon in the top right.
- Select “Settings” and “Data.”
- Confirm “TXT“ is selected within the “Select file format” section and click on the “Request data” button.
- Tap on the “Download data” tab to check the status of your request.
Once the requested data is available, you can download a ZIP file.
How to Clear Your TikTok Watch History
Although your watch history on TikTok automatically clears after seven days, there are a few ways to clear it at any time (for both iOS and Android).
- Go to Profile
- Tap on “Setting and privacy”
- Tap on “Watch history”
- Tap on “Settings”
- Tap on “Clear history”
Frequently Asked Questions
Can My Followers See My Watch History?
No, your followers cannot see your watch history on TikTok.
Can I Find TikTok Videos I’ve Commented On?
No, this isn’t possible. We recommend “liking” the videos you commented on so you can return to them more easily.
The Bottom Line
Now you know how to find your TikTok watch history (plus a few more useful hacks) for a better user experience.
If you’re looking to improve — or start — your social media empire, check out one of Udemy’s TikTok marketing seminars. From designing ad campaigns to making effective videos, you’ll discover everything you need to take your TikTok account to the next level.
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Tamara is the social media manager and a writer for Productivity Spot. Her main areas of expertise include writing in-depth how-to articles, developing email campaigns, and social media management in the tech industry. She is also the social media manager for Spreadsheet Point, Hackr.io, and VentureKite, among others.