How to Dislike a TikTok

Using this option helps the app better understand the content you do want to see

What to Know

  • Long-press a video you dislike and tap Not Interested. You'll see fewer such videos in the future. 
  • If you mistakenly disliked a video, tap your profile > Menu > Settings and privacy > Watch history to view the video.
  • To report a TikTok video, long-press it and select Report. Choose a reason and tap Submit.

This article explains how to dislike a TikTok and view videos you mistakenly disliked. It also looks at why you may wish to hide a video. Instructions apply to the iPhone and Android TikTok app.

How Do You Dislike a video on TikTok?

Liking a TikTok video is straightforward: you tap the heart. However, TikTok doesn't have an official "dislike" feature. Instead, it uses the Not Interested designation to hide such content in the future. Here's how it works.

  1. Find the video you wish to dislike and long-press the screen.

  2. Tap Not Interested.

  3. Optionally, tap More and select Hide videos from this user and/or Hide videos with this sound to further control the videos you'll see going forward.

    TikTok video with long press indicated, and Not Interested, More, and more options highlighted

    You won't be able to choose to hide videos from an account if it's a sponsored video.

How to View a Disliked Video

If you accidentally disliked a video, you can still view the video by looking through your Watch History. Here's how it works.

  1. Tap Profile.

  2. Tap Menu (three lines) in the top-right corner.

  3. Tap Settings and privacy.

    Steps required on TikTok to find Settings and Privacy options.
  4. Tap Watch History.

  5. Find the video you disliked, and tap it to watch again.

    Steps required on TikTok to find Watch History.

How does Disliking a Video Work on TikTok?

Disliking a video isn't as blunt as it sounds on TikTok. Compared to liking a video, users don't know when you have disliked one of their videos. However, there are some key reasons why you may wish to do so. Here's a look at some of them.

  • You get better new videos. By selecting Not Interested on a video, the TikTok algorithm updates to suggest new videos you are likely to enjoy more. The more you select Not Interested, the more the algorithm learns, and hopefully the better the videos it suggests.
  • You avoid unwanted content. You may not wish to view all content on TikTok. If you see something genuinely offensive, you can tap Report, but in many cases, you may simply want to avoid seeing similar videos again. 
  • You can avoid certain memes. TikTok thrives on viral content that often reuses the same memes for a time until the next one comes along. If you really dislike one meme, keep tapping Not Interested to steer clear of it.

How to Report a TikTok Video 

If you come across a TikTok video that you believe is offensive and deserves to be reported, here's how it works.

  1. Long-press the video you want to report.

  2. Tap Report.

    TikTok with long press indicated and Report highlighted
  3. Select your reason for reporting the video.

  4. Tap Submit to submit the report.

    TikTok app with report reasons listed and Submit highlighted
  5. The video will now be hidden from your feed.

  • How do I undo a dislike on TikTok?

    Once you find a video you've previously disliked in your Watch History, you can like it from there. Doing so effectively undoes your "dislike."

  • Why can't I like or dislike a video on TikTok?

    If TikTok isn't working as it should, it may be an error with the app or the site's servers. If you're using the app, check for an update. Alternatively, try switching to a web browser. If neither platform works, the issue is probably on TikTok's end, and you'll just need to wait until it's sorted out.

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