“Do you prefer TikTok over Instagram, or is it the other way around?” This is a fairly common question among teenagers and young adults worldwide, especially in the US. And the answer is either an overenthusiastic “I love it!” or a bored and tired “TikTok is so cringe.” It’s always an extremity; no in-between. Whether you like TikTok or don’t, you have to agree that the platform has risen between the ranks with surprising rapidity. In fact, by the end of 2021, TikTok had more than a billion monthly active users.
In contrast, it took Facebook four and Instagram six years to get the amount of monthly active users TikTok gathered in its first three years.
Although all these numbers might sound intimidating, they’re acceptable and even expected if you factor in the platform’s popularity. Even Instagram hasn’t stayed in the news as much as TikTok. In the six years that it has been around, TikTok’s been engaged in one controversy or the other; the teens like it or don’t, but they always use it.
There’s some argument regarding the platform’s growing reach and popularity and if it’s a productive development. And we have to say, from a practical point of view, it isn’t as helpful for the viewers as it is for the creators.
We say this because there isn’t anything particularly informative or useful on the platform. Sure, several creators create content that is helpful in their particular niche, but most of the platform is just lip-syncing videos and trendy dances.
And while they might be entertaining, we can’t think of one way in which they might be helpful for their users.
In this blog, we’ll talk about whether or not you can view the followers of a private TikTok account. Stick with us until the end of today’s blog to learn all about it.
How to View Followers of Private TikTok Account
Let’s get to the main topic of discussion: how can you view the followers for a private TikTok account?
The answer is simple: you must follow that account to see any of its information, be it the content or the followers. Don’t worry; we know this is not the answer you were looking for, so we have some other solutions for you.
The feature for a private account on TikTok was a long-awaited one. This is because, like on all other social media platforms, there’s always a faction of users who want to only share the platform with their friends and family privately.
And it’s up to the platforms and all other users to respect that privacy, which is why we don’t support an invasion of privacy in any shape or form whatsoever.
That said, there are a few circumstances where you have no choice but to be a little… let’s call it overbearing. We trust that you won’t take undue advantage of the methods mentioned in this blog, even though they’re all legal and anyone can think of them.
Moving on, here are a few methods you can apply to see the followers of a private TikTok account.
Follow the private account
The first and the most obvious method you’ve probably already thought of is to follow the account. It’s extremely straightforward and requires no hard work. Of course, there’s a good chance that if this person doesn’t know you, or worse, knows you and doesn’t like you, they won’t accept your request.
If they don’t know you, you can send them a DM saying how much you like their content and that you’d love to be a part of their community and see more of their creation.
We’re sure that as long as they don’t have an agenda against you or publicizing their content, they’ll definitely accept your request.
Follow them with a fake or pseudo account
If the first method fails because the person has a vendetta against you, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered.
All that you need to do is to create a fake TikTok account (a FikFok) and send them a request from there. If they are looking to gain followers, there’s no reason why they wouldn’t accept your request.
Check out their profile on your friends’ accounts
If neither of the methods worked for you, we’re sorry to say there’s nothing you can do to see their followers on TikTok, at least not from your account.
However, if someone close to you, like a friend or a sibling, follows this person, you still stand a chance. All you need to do is convince this person to let you see their TikTok account for a minute.
Then, go to the profile of the person whose followers’ list you wish to see, and voila! You can now see all the people who follow them.
In the end
As we come to the end of this blog, let us recap all that we’ve talked about today.
If you want to see the followers of a private TikTok account, you can simply follow their account. However, without following them, there’s very little you can do to see their followers list.
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