Anonymous TikTok Accounts: How To Find and Use One

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Carolyn Howell

Last Updated: Mar 08, 2024

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Can you use TikTok anonymously? Is there a way to identify anonymous TikTok accounts? Here’s your ultimate guide to anonymous TikTok browsing. Read on to learn everything you need to know.

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Anonymous TikTok Accounts: How To View Profiles Anonymously

Did you know you can use TikTok anonymously? There may be times when you want to remain incognito while viewing profiles and videos. Fortunately, TikTok offers several options for anonymous TikTok browsing. Keep reading to learn more. 

What is Guest Browsing on TikTok?

Guest browsing on TikTok allows you to use the platform without signing up or logging in. You can use TikTok as a guest via the mobile app or the TikTok website. 

  • If you don’t have a TikTok account, you will have to install the app on your device.
  • If you have a TikTok account, just log out. 
  • Whether or not you have a TikTok account, you can browse as a guest via on any device.  

On the log-in page, just tap Continue as guest. You can immediately start watching videos on the For You feed or discover popular content creators and posts on the Explore feed. You’ll be able to do a TikTok anonymous search for private or public profiles, hashtags, or any trending content. You can also share content via the share button or the video’s URL. However, guest browsers have some limitations:

  • You won’t be able to like or comment on videos. 
  • You won’t be able to follow accounts. 
  • You won’t be able to send direct messages. 
  • You won’t be able to create a profile. 

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How Can You Use TikTok Anonymously While Logged In?

You can also use TikTok anonymously while logged into your account. View profiles and watch videos as an anonymous user by making a couple of changes to your privacy settings. 

To view TikTok profiles and watch videos anonymously, just follow these steps:

  1. Tap the profile icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen. 
  2. Tap the three-line icon in the top right. 
  3. Select Settings and privacy
  4. Tap Privacy
  5. Under Interactions, tap Post views, then tap the toggle next to Post view history to turn it off. 
  6. Tap the back arrow and tap Profile views. Tap the toggle next to Profile view history to turn it off. 

When turned on, Post views and Profile views allow you to see who watches your videos and views your profile. But this only works for viewers who have also turned on the same features. You’ll also be visible to users who enable these features when you watch their videos or view their profile pages. 

When turned off, you can watch videos and visit profiles anonymously. However, you would also be deactivating your ability to see who views your posts and profile. So, if you want to remain an anonymous TikTok viewer, your viewers will also be unknown to you. 

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How To Find Anonymous TikTok Account

You won’t be able to identify viewers whose profile/post views are off, even if yours are on. You won’t even receive notifications when anonymous users watch your videos or visit your profile. 

What if you’re able to identify a video/profile viewer, but they’re not using their real name? Is there a way to trace the identity of an anonymous follower? Try these five tips on how to find an anonymous TikTok account:

  1. Visit their page and check out some of their posts: If the profile is private, you’ll have to start following them to access more profile data. Look for posts that reveal some clues about who they are, such as travel or other anecdotal content. 
  2. Go through the user’s followers: Look for mutual friends. You can do the same by going through the comments on some of their posts. 
  3. Use their username to do a wider search on TikTok and explore related videos and accounts: You may be able to find posts they’re tagged in to help you with your background check. 
  4. See if you can find them on other social media platforms: You may discover additional personal information via their Facebook, IG, or YouTube account. 
  5. Reach out to the user via direct message: This is the most direct way to find out who an anonymous user is. 

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Anonymous Vs. Purposeful Targeting

Many TikTok creators make the mistake of aiming too wide when they create content. Trends and widely popular challenges often have universal appeal. But niche content should make up the bulk of your body of work. 

You can hitch your page to a trend that’s quickly growing in popularity to reach a wider and anonymous audience. But, catering to the needs of your niche community should always be your top priority. 

Trying to please everyone is an endeavor that, more often than not, is doomed to fail. Building solid support from a smaller but genuinely interested fanbase is a more effective growth strategy. 

Aim for consistently high engagement instead of high follower numbers. Create content to attract quality followers instead of aiming for instant massive appeal. A smaller number of followers that delivers high engagement always trumps a high follower count with low engagement. 

Identifying anonymous TikTok accounts will help you better understand how well your content resonates with audiences. These accounts may represent a new and an as-yet untapped group of potential followers. Insights about anonymous viewers and followers may lead to a different and more rewarding content direction. 

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