How to delete a TikTok video the right way



How to delete a TikTok video

  1. View the TikTok video that you want to delete.
  2. Tap the three-dot icon to the right of the video.
  3. Select “Delete.”

How to create a TikTok

  1. Within the TikTok app, select the “+” button from the bottom of your screen.
  2. Upload content from your device library or use the TikTok camera.
  3. Add sounds, effects, filters, or other camera features.
  4. Start your video by pressing the red record button and then tap the check mark once done.
  5. Make additional edits on the post page such as adding captions or stickers.
  6. When ready, post your video.

Interested in using animation in your TikToks? Use our free animation maker to create fun and visual TikToks. Simply choose a character, record or upload your audio, and customize.

Creating a TikTok A young woman records herself as she holds up a piece of brown fabric to the camera.

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Deleting a TikTok FAQs

How to edit a TikTok

Once your footage has been uploaded or recorded, use the options from the right-hand menu on screen in order to add text, stickers, effects, filters, or captions, edit your footage, reduce noise, edit the audio, enhance, and view your privacy settings for this video. If you press the drop-down arrow below this menu, all menu options will appear with labels to clarify which icons represent which actions.

Using pre-recorded footage that’s not the right size for TikTok? Use our free video resize tool to resize your video for TikTok use.

How to delete a filter

While editing your TikTok video, if you decide to remove the filter on your footage, you can do so by heading to the “Filters” option from the right-hand menu and then selecting the circular icon with the diagonal line through it to remove any filters from your TikTok.

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How to remove a TikTok video

Whether your TikTok is public or private, you can remove your TikTok video by following these steps:

  1. View the TikTok video that you want to delete.
  2. Tap the three-dot icon on the right of the video.
  3. Select “Delete.”

Making a TikTok dance Two young women record themselves dancing via a mobile phone that is held by a tripod.

How to report a TikTok video

  1. Go to the video you want to report.
  2. Press and hold on the video.
  3. Select "Report” and follow the instructions.

Alternatively, you can report a video on TikTok using TikTok’s online form.

Can I remove someone else’s video?

If a TikTok video is distressing or inappropriate, you can report this content using the steps above. TikTok will review this content and may remove it as a result. If you simply dislike a TikTok or are not interested, you can hold down on the screen and select the “Not interested” option so that TikTok will not show you similar content in the future.

How to download your TikTok before you delete it

If you want to delete a TikTok of yours, but wish to maintain a copy, you can download your TikTok by completing the following steps:

  1. Go to the TikTok you wish to download.
  2. Hold down on the screen until some options appear.
  3. Select “Save video.”
  4. The video will then begin downloading to your device.

Explore the Adobe Express TikTok video editor

TikTok is one of the most popular social media platforms at present — and it’s not even just for Gen Z anymore — with recent statistics indicating that older generations are starting to get involved too. If you’re looking to get a slice of the action but are unsure where to start, Adobe Express has its very own free TikTok video editor where you can make a TikTok video in just a few clicks. Creating your first TikTok has never been simpler.

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