Certain social media app issues like server error can be expected across all platforms. But when your likes start disappearing on TikTok, you might be left scratching your head.
Whether you're on TikTok for fun or looking to be the next big influencer, likes are a good way to gauge what type of content your viewers enjoy. On the other hand, videos you've liked can be saved on your profile to make revisiting them easier.
Disappearing likes can happen on either end - the likes on videos you've posted and the videos you've liked can both end up missing from your profile.
Why are my likes disappearing on TikTok?
There are a few potential reasons for your likes disappearing on TikTok, for example a video that was put private or it is under review by the mods. Let's go over the most common ones.
The video is under review
When you notice that there's one particular video missing from your likes, this is normally the culprit. When a video is being reviewed, the people over at TikTok are in the process of deciding whether it violates any community guidelines.
The video was deleted or set to private
Videos can be set to private or deleted by their creators. When that happens, they'll disappear from your likes.
On the other hand, if TikTok decides that a video does in fact violate community guidelines, they'll nuke it out of existence.
One telltale sign of TikTok likes disappearing due to glitches is finding all of your likes are gone. This is actually a pretty common issue but it's nothing to lose sleep over.
How to fix likes disappearing on TikTok
There isn't much you can do about disappearing likes on TikTok, especially for the first two causes listed above.
If the video you're looking for is under review, all you can do is wait. If one of your likes was deleted, then there isn't really anything to do.
But if you're missing likes are the result of a TikTok glitch, then you can try the following:
- Restart the app: A simple fix that can deal with most minor issues so it's always worth trying
- Check your internet connection: Unstable connections can result in plenty of different problems, so make sure everything is connected properly.
- Check for an app update: Certain features may not be working properly on your app if you're using an outdated version.
- Clear app cache: This removes any outdated or corrupt files that may be preventing your app from functioning properly.
If none of these tips helped you locate your missing likes, or if you feel like there's another reason your likes are nowhere to be found, then it would be best to get in touch with TikTok Support.
While you're here, make sure to keep up with the latest trends on TikTok as you wait for your likes to reappear.
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