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TikTok viewing history: find videos viewed

Good news if you are a fan of TikTok: thanks to the viewing history, you will be able to find videos that you have watched more easily. And even delete them to avoid leaving traces…

The youngest know it well: TikTok is addictive and time-consuming. Once the application is launched, it is difficult to resist the temptation to watch the countless videos that are offered in the permanent stream of suggestions. But it is also difficult to find those that you liked if you did not have the reflex to “like” them at the time or to add them to your favorites. Of course, you can always try to find them after the fact using keywords, but the operation is long, tedious and uncertain. And it is precisely to facilitate this quest that the Chinese platform has just added a welcome function in the latest update to its application: the viewing history.

Admittedly, there is an unofficial method to find videos that have already been watched: it consists of entering an asterisk in the search field of the Discover tab with the subject of the video, then activating the “Watched videos” filter. The results of this query provide access to videos viewed in the last seven days. The problem is that this manipulation is complicated, not at all intuitive, and therefore very little known. The Watch History feature built into TikTok’s latest update makes it a whole lot simpler, letting you access your recent history — again, up to seven days of watching — and even delete it. An option that allows you, on occasion, to protect your privacy and avoid embarrassing situations in your relationship – just in case, videos that would make your partner jealous…

How to use TikTok viewing history?

TikTok now makes it easier to view your viewing history over a seven-day period, and delete it at the same time. This function is available for both Android and iOS users. Here are the steps to follow.

► Check that your TikTok application is up to date (at least version 25.5.4 on Android or 25.4.0 on iOS), and launch it.

► On TikTok home screen, tap your profile iconin the bottom right bar.

► A new screen appears. Press the three horizontal bars(the “hamburger” menu), at the top right of the screen.

► A pane appears at the bottom of the screen. Press on Settings and privacy.

► A menu is then displayed. In the section Content and activitypress Viewing history.

► You then have access to the viewing history, which presents all the videos you have watched during the last seven days.

► Just tap a video to watch it again. Be careful though, it is not possible to sort them and you will have to scroll through the videos to find the right one!

► It is also possible to delete your viewing history, to erase everything. To do this, press the small gray geartop right.

► A drop-down menu opens. Press on Clear history.

► In this same menu, you can also deactivate the viewing history on your device by simply pressing the switch on the right of Viewing history. A confirmation window appears superimposed. Press on Disable to confirm the action.