How to See History of Videos Watched on TikTok

TikTok’s popularity has skyrocketed lately, and it isn’t hard to see why. With millions of active users on TikTok, the platform has gained a lot of attention from content creators and viewers around the world. There are times when we refresh the TikTok feed accidentally while watching a video and then boom! The video is gone and you have a new set of videos running on the page.

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So, how do you locate the video you were watching? In simple words, how do you find the history of videos you have seen so far on TikTok?

Unfortunately, TikTok doesn’t have any “Watch History” button that can show you the history of your watched videos. To see the video’s watch history, you’ll have to request your account data file from TikTok. This data contains all the information related to your account, including likes, comments, and a list of all videos you’ve watched.

If you have been using TikTok for quite a while, you must have noticed the “hidden view” feature that shows you the history of the TikTok videos you watched from your account. When you check this hidden view feature, you realized that you have already watched millions of videos on TikTok, that something sounds weird and shocking to you, even popular content creators are shocked after seeing the views count on their videos.

Sadly, these numbers displayed by the hidden view feature have nothing to do with the latest video you watched or your watch history on TikTok, this is only a cache.

Now the question arises What is cache?

In simple terms, Cache is temporary storage where applications store data, mainly to improve its speed and performance.

For example, when you watch something on TikTok, it will store the video data in the cache so that next time whenever you watch the same thing again, it can perform faster as data is already preloaded due to cache.

You can also clear this cache from the TikTok app, go to your profile, and tap on the three horizontal lines icon. Next, find a clear cache option, and here you will find a number written appended with symbol M.

But if you click on the clear cache option, then that means you are clearing the TikTok video watch history.

If you’re new to TikTok, this guide will tell you how to see the history of videos watched on TikTok.

Sound’s good? Let’s get started.

How to See History of Videos Watched on Tiktok

To see the history of videos watched on TikTok, tap on your profile icon located at the bottom. Next, click on the menu icon and tap on the Watch History option. Here you can see the history of your watched videos of all time. Keep in mind that the Watch History feature is only available for the selected TikTok users.

You may also look for your viewing history by downloading your data from TikTok. This way is not 100% correct or guaranteed as we have not heard anything about it from the developer’s desk, and the data we have requested may or may not come back.

To see the history of liked or favorite videos on TikTok, you can follow the below steps.

  • To like any video, you can double-tap the heart icon, you can view all your liked videos later by clicking the heart icon present in your profile section.
  • To favorite any video, you can either long press on that video or click on the share icon and then “Add to Favorites”. You will find all your favorite videos by clicking on the “Bookmark” icon present in the profile section.

Conclusion:

At the end of this article, I hope you will find this article helpful as I have already mentioned there is no official way to see your viewing history, but you can try the above methods so that you will be able to reach near to your goal.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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