How to find your favorite videos on TikTok

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The concept of “likes” is at the heart of almost all social media apps and platforms. It's such a vital part of social media success that some users will do anything to get their hearts or thumbs up. We get a little rushed every time someone likes one of our posts, photos, or videos, and we get addicted to that feeling and want more.

The boost we get from every 'like' is equivalent to that little high you get when you win a large amount of cash or a prize in a raffle - a good mood hit, followed by a want to get more. Pretty addicting, isn't it? Well, that's why social media platforms are becoming more and more popular.



How to see your liked videos

It's always helpful to go through your videos and see which ones did well and which ones could do better. To see the likes your videos have received in the past, follow these steps:

  1. Open TikTok and click on the Profile icon in the lower right corner.
  2. Tap on the video you posted and look at the heart symbol on the right side to see your likes.

You can now go back and review each video's popularity. If you really want to become famous on TikTok, learn how to create and upload videos to TikTok.

If you want to see the videos you liked, you can do that too! On the profile page, you will see three options under the "Edit Profile" button. Click on the heart icon with a line through it.



This will show you a list of all the videos you've liked from other creators.

How to Like a Video/Follow a Creator in TikTok

It's very easy to like videos and follow creators. In the video you want to like or follow:

  1. Select the heart icon to like the video.
  2. Select the + icon to follow the creator.

That's all we can say about it. The video will then appear in your For You page, and the creator will appear in your next page.

How to Dislike a Video in TikTok

So you thought you liked a certain video, but after watching it half a dozen times, you realize you hate it more than you ever hated anything. It's pretty normal to change your mind about something. So, are you definitely stuck with this terrible clip in your feed? Not at all. You can always dislike a video.

  1. Go to your For You page.
  2. Swipe to find the video you don't like anymore.
  3. Long press in the video.
  4. Select Not Interested from the context menu to delete the video.

How to see videos from creators you follow

When you follow a creator, you're telling TikTok that you want to see that person's content every time they produce it. Following multiple prolific and talented creators is a great way to ensure that you always have a steady stream of great content when you open the app. Once you've followed a creator, each time you open the next page, their videos will appear and you can browse them at will.



Find videos to like on TikTok

When you start, TikTok plays random videos for you, but you'll quickly establish your own tastes and the app will start showing you things you're likely to enjoy. The more time you spend on the app and the more videos you like, the more TikTok detects the type of videos you prefer to watch. You can also directly search for content to your liking using the search function.


In the search page (called Discover), you can search for trending hashtags, which work similarly to hashtags on other social media sites. TikTok collects data and activity levels for given hashtags and places hot hashtags directly on the Discover page. You can search for hashtags directly or scroll through the top hashtags to see what others like.

You can also search for search terms using creator names, ideas, song titles – the usual search keywords. The algorithm is relatively accurate, but sometimes you may see random videos that have nothing to do with your search term. It's just part of the fun.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if someone liked my videos?

There are two ways to see if a video has likes. First, from the TikTok For You page, tap the “Inbox” icon at the bottom. This will show notifications including video likes and comments.


The notifications section is listed in chronological order. So if you just posted a video, the likes should appear at the top of your notifications. If it's an older video, you can scroll to the date you posted it.

Then you can click on the profile icon at the bottom of the TikTok interface and tap on the video you are interested in. On the right side, the Like button will have a number next to it. This is the number of likes of the video.

How do I know the number of views of my video?

It is very easy to determine the number of views of a video and you don't even have to be a verified account. Click the profile icon. Each of your videos will have a number in the thumbnail.

This number represents the number of views of your TikTok video.

Can I find out who liked my content?

Yes! Head to the inbox icon at the bottom of TikTok's interface and tap the likes of the video in question. Here you will see a list of TikTok users who have liked your content.

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