How to easily delete your TikTok account in five steps
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(Pocket-lint) – So, you’ve finally had enough of TikTok.
Spent too many sleepless nights scrolling through stupid videos? Whatever the reason, it is actually very easy to delete your TikTok account. You can do this directly from the iOS or Android mobile app – it only takes a handful of steps and can be done in less than a minute. Here’s everything you need to know.
How to delete your TikTok account
Download, open and sign in to the latest version of the Tiktok mobile app. Then follow these steps:
- Tap Profile in the bottom right.
- Tap the three-line icon in the top right.
- Tap Settings and privacy.
- Tap Manage account > Permanently delete account.
- Follow the app’s instructions to delete your account.
- You may be asked to provide a reason why you are leaving TikTok.
What happens when you delete your TikTok account?
According to TikTok, your account and its content will be permanently deleted. But you can cancel your deletion request by reactivating your account within 30 days.
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How to download your TikTok data
If you want to backup your TikTok data before deleting your account, it’s easy. Just follow the steps in the “How to delete your TikTok account” section above. After the fifth step, you will be prompted to request a copy of your TikTok data to download before deleting your account.
Want to deactivate your TikTok account instead?
When you want to pause your account – in other words, make sure no one can see it, including your content – you can simply deactivate it. Unlike deleting your account, you can reactivate your account by logging in at any time and recovering your content.
You want to know more ?
See TikTok’s support page for more details.
Pocket-lint also offers the following guides to TikTok if you want to learn more about the social media platform and how it works:
Written by Maggie Tillman.