How to see your watch history in TikTok

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TikTokers know the pain of watching an interesting video on TikTok, accidentally pressing the wrong button and losing the video. In these situations, you're probably wondering how to view your viewing history and get back to your video. Fortunately, we have a solution!

In this article, we are going to discuss the different ways to view your video history. Plus, we'll show you what you can do to keep your favorite videos always available.



How to See Your Watch History in TikTok on the iPhone App

Unlike other social apps, TikTok doesn't have a "Watch History" button. However, there is a way to access your history: you can request your data file from TikTok. This file contains information related to your TikTok account, such as your biography, comment history, followers list, login history, likes list, settings, etc. It also contains a list of videos you have watched, i.e. the video browsing history” list.

Here's how to request your data file:

  1. Open the TikTok app and go to your profile.
  2. Tap the three lines in the upper right corner and tap "Privacy".
  3. Tap "Personalization and data".
  4. Tap on “Download your data”.
  5. Tap "Request Data File".
  6. You will receive a confirmation that the file has been requested and you will arrive on the "Download data" tab. Here you can see the status of your request. For now, it says "Pending", which means that TikTok is processing your request. It usually takes about 24 hours to get approved.
  7. When the file is ready, your request status will show "Download" instead of "Pending".

Now that your file is ready, follow these steps to upload it:



  1. Press the "Download" button. You will be redirected to your browser, where you will need to log into your TikTok account. You may be asked to verify it.
  2. Once TikTok has verified your account, you will see a pop-up message asking if you wanted to download the file. Press "Download".
  3. The file will be downloaded to your "Files" app as a zip file. If you can't open it with your iPhone, you can transfer it to your computer and open it there.
  4. Once you open the zip file, you will see several .txt files. Look for the one named "Video Browsing History". When you open the file, you will see all the videos you have watched on your profile. The list contains the date, time and a link to the video. If you want to watch a specific video, copy the link and paste it into your browser.

Advice: Keep in mind that when your file is ready to download, it will be available for up to four days. After that, the file disappears and you will have to send another request.

How to See Your Watch History in TikTok on Android App

The TikTok Android and iPhone apps look very similar. TikTok doesn't have a "Watch History" button, unlike many other apps. If you want to access watched videos through your profile, you will need to request a data file from TikTok. This data contains all your profile information, including a list of all the videos you have watched. It may take up to 24 hours.


Here's how to download the file and view your history:

  1. Open the TikTok app and go to your profile.
  2. Tap the three lines in the top right corner, then tap "Privacy."
  3. Tap "Personalization and data".
  4. Tap on “Download your data”.
  5. Tap "Request Data File".
  6. You will receive a message notifying you that your request has been received, and you will see the current status of the process in the "Download Data" tab. Once the file is available, the 'Pending' status will change to 'Download' and you can now save it.
  7. After downloading the file, you can access it in "My Files". Since it is a zip file, if you cannot open it on your phone, send it yourself and use your computer to access it.
  8. The zip file contains several text files. Find the one named "Video Browsing History". When you open it, you will see all the videos you have watched on your profile. The list contains the date, time and a link to the video. You can simply copy and paste the link into your browser or share it with your friends.

How to View Your Watch History in TikTok on PC

As mentioned earlier, the TikTok mobile app has the ability to upload a file containing your profile information, including watch history. It's just that it's not available on the PC.



You can use your phone to download the app and request access to your file, before using your computer to open the file. In addition to your viewing history, you will have access to your likes history, your biography, information about your followers, etc.

If you're looking for a video you like, the good news is that you can view all your videos you like using your PC:

  1. Open your browser and go to TIC Tac.
  2. Tap your profile picture in the top right corner and tap "View Profile."
  3. Tap "I liked".

By default, your account is private, so only you can view videos you've liked. If you want, you can set your account to public, where everyone will have access to the videos you've posted and liked.


Here's how you can make your account public on your PC:

  1. Go to your profile.
  2. Tap “Settings”.
  3. Under 'Privacy', toggle the button next to 'Private Account'. Once your account is set to public, the toggle button will be grayed out.

When it comes to bookmarking a video, this option is not available in the web version of TikTok. Since that option doesn't exist, it's no surprise that there's no way to display them either. If you want to check out the videos you've marked as favorites, you'll need to use the mobile app.

TikTok around the clock

With millions of new videos every day, it's easy to lose track of things on TikTok. Although TikTok does not have a "Video History" option, there are several ways to review your favorite videos.

We hope we have clarified how to view your watch history. Now you can scroll through TikTok without worrying about losing the videos you like.

Are you a TikToker enthusiast? Which TikTok feature do you prefer? Let us know in the comments section below.

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