✎ Key Points:
» You can easily manage your TikTok privacy settings by tapping the Me tab, selecting the three dots icon, and entering the Privacy section.
» From there, click on “Following list” and choose the ‘Only me’ option to hide your followers from others.
» If you don’t want others to see your follower list, ensure it’s set to ‘Only me’ by following the steps in the Privacy section, giving you control over who can view your TikTok connections.
Open the TikTok tab and reinstall the app.
- How To Hide Your Follower List On TikTok:
- How to Fix if you can’t see the Following List Option:
How To Hide Your Follower List On TikTok:
You can follow the below steps:
Step 1: Open TikTok & Tap on the Me tab
The first step you have to follow to hide your “Following list” on TikTok is to open the TikTok app on your phone. This action will take you to the main part of TikTok, where you can watch videos of people you’re interested in. On the bottom of the screen will be a tab with various icons, and the icon on the bottom right-most corner of the screen will read “Me”. Tap on it, and you’ll reach your profile area of TikTok. This is the section where you can view your videos, followers, following, and other basic information related to your profile.
Step 2: Three dots icon>Privacy
Once you have reached the Me section, you will notice an icon on the top right corner of the screen with three dots, tap on the icon. This action will lead you to the “Settings and privacy” section of TikTok. You will see a plethora of options here related to the changes you can make within your account, including “QR code” and “Security and login”, but you will have to tap on the second option that reads “Privacy”.
This action will lead you to the Privacy tab, which will include various options such as comments and liked videos that deal with the overall safety and privacy of the user.
Step 3: Under Privacy Tab > Tap on ‘Following List’
Under the “Privacy” tab, you will notice the option “Following list”. Tap on this option. Tapping on this option will display the question, “Who can see your following list?”. Please note that the following list option can only be found under the privacy tab if you are using the up-to-date TikTok app. There might be a chance that you are using the old version, in which case the option mentioned above will not be available anywhere. To know what to do to fix the problem of not being able to view the “Following list” option, please keep reading.
Step 4: ‘Who can see your following list?’ > Only me
After tapping on the Following list option, you are faced with the question “Who can see your following list?” and below it, there will be two options in front of you, “Everyone” and “Only me”. The option “Everyone” will automatically have been marked as a default setting.
To hide your following list, you have to tap on the “Only me” option, which means that you will be the sole viewer of your following list on tapping on the option. As soon as you select the option “Only me”, the other option (” Everyone”) will automatically be unselected.
If you have followed all the steps mentioned above, it will mean that now no one can see your following list. You will be the only viewer. This is a great option for people who are mindful of their privacy. Your problem is now solved.
Note: If you do not doubt that it has worked for you, go ahead and ask a friend if they can view your following list. If you’ve found out this has not worked for you and are sure, check your network connection, exit the app, and try again. It is bound to work this time.
How to Fix if you can’t see the Following List Option:
If you cannot see the following list option, you must be using the older version of the TikTok app. The older version did not have the following list option, which caused many safety concerns. TikTok has since updated to a newer version, where you can now find the option mentioned above. You will learn below how you can fix the problem and be able to see the following list option.
Step 1: Open App Store > Reinstall TikTok to Update
As mentioned, you are using the old version of TikTok. If you cannot see the following list option, you need to reinstall the app. You have to first uninstall the app by going to your home screen and long-pressing on the TikTok icon until it starts to shiver, then tap on the Remove App option in the upper left corner, and then on the Delete App option.
Then tap on Delete to confirm your action. Now, go to the app store, type TikTok in the search bar, and tap enter. You’ll now be looking at the name and icon of the app with an option beside it that will read “Get”. Tap on “Get” to install the latest version.
Step 2: Login and Go to Privacy Section
Now that you’ve downloaded the latest version of TikTok, you will be asked to Log in. Type in your account details and the password attached to it.
After this, you will have to click on the “Me” icon present in the bottom right corner of your screen.
You’ll see three dots on the top right corner of the screen; tapping on them will lead you to the “Settings and Privacy” tab.
Tap on the second option, which will read “Privacy”. This will lead you to the Privacy tab.
Step 3: Now you will see the ‘Following List’ option
Once you are in the Privacy tab, you will finally be able to see the ‘Following list’ option. This means that you are on the updated app. If you have come this far, tap on the “Following list” option, and then when you see in front of you the question “Who can see my following list?”.