If you are wondering whether the host can see you when you watch their TikTok Live, then you are not the only one. This is a common question asked by many TikTok users who prefer to operate incognito.
As you might be aware, you can watch TikTok anonymously without the app. But, with the TikTok profile view history feature adding the ability to see who's looking at your profile, TikTok is making it impossible for users to snoop so secretly.
So, when it comes to TikTok Live, are you really anonymous when you are watching a live stream? Can live streamers see who is watching?
Let's find out.
Can Live Streamers See Who Is Watching Their TikTok Live?
The answer is no, TikTok hosts cannot see you when watching TikTok Live.
Although TikTok displays the view count, it doesn't show streamers who are watching their live streams. In other words, a viewer who is watching TikTok Live will remain anonymous to the streamer.
However, if you comment on the Live broadcast or send virtual gifts to the host, your presence will certainly be noticed by them. So if you wish to remain absolutely anonymous it's better you resist the temptation to comment or send gifts to the host.
Similarly, content creators will also not be able to see which accounts have viewed their TikTok videos. They can only see metrics like total video views, total playtime, average watch time, and obviously, the total number of likes, comments and shares.
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Can You Watch TikTok Live Anonymously?
As mentioned in the previous section, when watching TikTok LIVEs, you are anonymous by default. The host will never know that you are watching unless you comment or send gifts to them.
However, if you visit their profile page, they will be notified - if they have the profile view history feature turned on. And that might be something undesirable for you, as you want to remain anonymous. So, what do you do?
Fortunately, there is a way to search for users and watch TikTok videos anonymously. Follow the steps below to watch TikTok anonymously.
- Open the web browser on your PC or smartphone and visit the TikTok website.
- You can now explore the For You page, search for public users, and share links to any videos you find.
There you have it! Now you can watch TikTok Duets and the latest TikTok trends anonymously. If your TikTok account is banned or if you forgot your TikTok email or password, you can use this method. It's worth mentioning that you won’t be able to follow people, like videos, or leave comments.