How to Delete a TikTok Account

When you're tired of the app, you can delete or deactivate

TikTok is a fun way to create and share video content with friends, family, and new followers. Yet, what happens when you become bored with the app or simply wish to get rid of your TikTok account? Here's how to delete your TikTok account from inside the app. Or if you're not sure you want to keep it, you can also deactivate the account.

The instructions in this article apply to iOS and Android devices running the newest version of the TikTok app.

How to Delete Your TikTok Account

Before you move forward with deleting your account, be warned that you'll lose all of your TikTok data, including your videos. Plus, if you purchased items inside the app, you won't receive a refund.

If you wish to save your video content from TikTok prior to deleting your account, choose a video, tap the three dots icon, then tap Save Video. The video will be saved to your device.

Once you're ready to delete your TikTok account, it only takes a few steps to make it happen.

  1. Open the TikTok app, then tap the profile icon, which looks like the outline of a person, in the bottom corner of your screen.

  2. Tap the three dots in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.

  3. Tap Manage My Account > Delete Account.

  4. For verification purposes, you may be asked to verify your identity by logging into your Facebook or Twitter account. If needed, tap Verify and Continue to move forward.

  5. A confirmation screen will appear. If you wish to move forward with deleting your account, tap Delete Account.

    Screenshots showing how to delete a TikTok account.

    Your account will be deactivated for 30 days before being completely removed from TikTok's database. During this time, your account won't be visible to the public. Chat messages may still be visible.

  6. You'll be asked again if you're sure you want to delete your account. Tap Delete to continue. Once complete, your account will be deactivated.

If, within the next 30 days, you decide you want to reactivate your TikTok account, simply log into your account using the app. You'll be able to access your account immediately.