Profile View History TikTok: I See You, You See Me

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Carolyn Howell

Last Updated: Mar 06, 2024

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The Profile View History TikTok function is unique to the platform. It allows the discovery and identification of profile viewers, but only if mutual profile viewers both enable the Profile Views feature. TikTok shows who viewed your profile if the viewer also allows Profile Views. 

Keep reading to learn more about this feature and how it can help you grow your TikTok community. 

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How Does Profile View History Work on TikTok?

How does Profile View History work on TikTok? Your TikTok Profile View History is a page that lists users who visited your profile page. These users may have discovered your video on their For You feeds or via search. They were curious enough about you to tap your avatar/username and view your TikTok profile. 

To enable TikTok profile viewing history, you must first turn on Profile Views. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to your Profile and tap the three-line icon in the top right. 
  2. Select Settings and privacy
  3. Tap Privacy.
  4. Under Interactions, scroll down and tap Profile views
  5. Tap the toggle beside Profile view history to turn it on. 

When the Profile View History feature is on, you’ll see who has viewed your profile in the last 30 days. You’ll receive a notification when somebody visits your profile page. But you’ll only see viewers who have also enabled the feature. 

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How To Access the Profile View History Page

You’ll be able to identify profile visitors in the last 30 days as soon as you turn on Profile Views. Again, this means that you’ll also be visible to pages you visited in the last 30 days. 

To access the Profile View History page, follow these steps:

  1. Tap your Inbox within the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen. 
  2. Tap Activities to see all activities. 
  3. Find the notification about your profile views. The notification will also tell you how many people viewed your profile. 
  4. Your Profile View History page will show you the list of users who have visited your page in the last 30 days. Each username will have the Follow button next to it so you can conveniently follow anyone. You can also tap on each username to visit their profile. 

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Profile View History TikTok Off

Do you want to turn the Profile View History TikTok function off? If you prefer anonymous TikTok viewing, here’s how to turn off Profile Views on TikTok:  

  1. Go to your Profile and tap the three-line icon in the top right. 
  2. Select Settings and privacy
  3. Tap Privacy.
  4. Under Interactions, scroll down and tap Profile views
  5. Tap the toggle beside Profile view history to turn it off.

You can also turn off Profile Views from the Profile View History page. Just tap the gear icon in the top right. Then, tap the Profile view history toggle to turn it off. 

Take note that you can still access profile view insights via your Analytics. Within your Analytics’ Overview section, you’ll see how many profile views you received within your selected date range. You’ll also see the net growth rate of your profile views compared to the previous period. 

While you can no longer identify your page visitors, you can still get demographic data about your followers. Open the Followers tab within Analytics. You’ll find follower information such as their age, gender, location, and active times. 

To view your Analytics:

  1. Go to your Profile and tap the three-line icon in the upper right. 
  2. Select Settings and privacy
  3. Tap Analytics.
  4. Select your preferred date range

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Choose Who You See and Who Sees You on TikTok

Why is TikTok so addictive? Let us count the top reasons. 

  1. Its recommendation algorithm is highly intuitive and precise, prioritizing user interests: Every time you open TikTok, you can expect to discover videos that are actually relevant to your interests. 
  2. TikTok has many fun and innovative editing tools: Your creative options are limitless. And many of these tools offer the added fun of interactive functionality. This means users are not limited to engaging with each other just through likes and comments on posts. They can Duet with another creator’s content or reply with a video comment to a post. They can use parts of a video for an interactive sticker, share a customized mobile effect with everyone, and so much more. 
  3. TikTok has top-notch privacy features: The platform offers users lots of options to manage their account privacy and security. You can choose specific audiences for individual posts, filter comments, enable/disable video downloads, profile views, post views, etc. You can choose who sees you and who you see on the platform. You can even refresh your For You Page recommendations. 
  4. Number four is the platform’s trove of resources for all kinds of users: Aside from TikTok Analytics, the TikTok Creative Center, Commercial Music Library, and Ad Library, among many others, are well worth exploring. 

The Profile View History TikTok feature can reveal interesting insights about who gets curious enough to visit your page. If your audience-targeting strategy is on-point, you’ll have a high viewer-to-follower conversion rate. If you need expert help increasing your conversions, sign up for a High Social plan. 

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