Home → LifeStyle→

Does TikTok Tell You Who Reported You?

Written by, Bojana Atanasovska

Updated September, 14, 2022

As one of the fastest-growing social media platforms, TikTok has been under constant scrutiny for the way it moderates content on the platform, which has forced the app to tighten its grip on unwanted content on the platform. 

One of the ways the company does that is through community feedback. Any TikTok user can report content on the platform that they deem unfit and send it to TikTok’s team for review.

But does TikTok tell you who reported you?

Let’s find out.

Can You See Who Reported You on TikTok?

The reporting process on TikTok– where Brits spend over an hour a day – is anonymous, and users cannot see who reported them.

The ‘report’ feature allows any user or follower to file a report against you– from spam and fake engagement to misinformation and illegal activities– and promises to keep their identity hidden.

How To Report Someone on TikTok

On TikTok, users can report other users’ videos (including LIVE videos), comments, accounts, chats, and direct messages.

Reporting videos on TikTok

There are 2 ways to report a video on TikTok.

  • The Share Button.
  1. Click on the ‘Share’ button on the video screen and tap ‘Report’.
  2. Select a reason why you’re reporting the video.
  3. Tap the ‘Submit’ button.
  4. Tap on ‘Done’ to get back to the ‘For You’ page. You can also tap on ‘View Reports’ to see the status of the content you’ve reported on the app. 
  • Press and Hold
  1. Press and hold the video you want to report.
  2. Tap ‘Report’.
  3. Select a reason for reporting.
  4. Click the ‘Submit’ button.

Reporting comments on TikTok

If you want to report one comment, all you have to do is press and hold the comment, tap ‘Report’ and choose a reason.

To report comments in bulk:

  1. Tap the pencil icon in the upper left corner.
  2. Tap ‘Manage multiple comments’.
  3. Select the comments you want to report (up to 100).
  4. Tap ‘More.’
  5. Tap ‘Report comments.’

Reporting a hashtag on TikTok

To report a hashtag in the TikTok app:

  1. Tap the hashtag that you want to report.
  2. Tap the ‘Share’ button.
  3. Select a reason for reporting the hashtag.
  4. Tap the ‘Submit’ button.

Reporting a user on TikTok

To report an entire account, rather than a video, you need to:

  1. Visit the account you want to report.
  2. Tap the three dots and then select ‘Report’.
  3. Choose a reason for reporting the user.
  4. Tap ‘Submit’.

Reporting a direct message on TikTok

If you’re on the receiving end of messages that you believe are going against TikTok’s guidelines, you can:

  1. Open the chat.
  2. Tap on the ‘Flag’ icon in the top right corner.
  3. Select the messages you want to report.
  4. Choose a reason.
  5. Select ‘Submit’.

You can also report a direct message by long-pressing it and tapping the ‘Report’ option.

Reporting a LIVE video on TikTok

Reporting a Live on the platform is similar to reporting a video. To do so,

  1. Open the LIVE video.
  2. Click the ‘Share’ option.
  3. Tap ‘Report’.
  4. Choose a reason.
  5. Tap ‘Submit’.

What type of content can you report on TikTok?

According to TikTok’s Community Guidelines (TOS), users can report any content that promotes:

  • Bullying and harassment
  • Hate speech
  • Endangerment
  • Pornography
  • Discrimination based on race, ethnicity, origin, gender, or religion
  • Misinformation
  • Dangerous acts
  • Suicide and self-harm
  • Spam and fake engagement
  • Violent and graphic content
  • Illegal activities
  • Intellectual property infringement

There’s a separate section where you can report content that goes against TikTok’s minor safety policies. 

You may be interested in: How do you change your age on TikTok?

Can You Undo a Report on TikTok?

TikTok does not have an option where users can ‘un-report’ content, comments, or an account they’ve already reported.

Once a user submits a report, TikTok moderators will review it and determine whether a violation of the app’s community guidelines occurred. If it did, they will take appropriate action. If not, they will clear the account.

More importantly, you won’t face any repercussions for a report that didn’t result in any action against the user.

What Happens When You Report Someone on TikTok?

When someone reports a video, comment, or account, the TikTok team puts it under review. 

Depending on what was reported and the severity of the report, TikTok might temporarily restrict, mute, or pull down the video/comment until they determine whether it violated the app’s community guidelines.

If they decide that the content does not belong on the app, the creator may appeal the decision. 

The company may also temporarily suspend or ban accounts that had repeatedly violated its community guidelines.

Note that if the content violated any of TikTok’s zero-tolerance policies, regardless of whether it was the first violation or not, the account will be automatically banned from the app. 

How To Appeal a Removed Video on TikTok?

If you believe that your video was incorrectly removed, you can appeal the decision.

To do so:

  1. Find the notification in your TikTok inbox.
  2. Tap the notification.
  3. Tap ‘Submit an appeal’.

TikTok will send you a notification in your inbox once they review the appeal. 

Bottom Line

TikTok uses a variety of tools to ensure that users on the platform follow its community guidelines. One of those tools is its reporting feature that helps users on the platform flag content that potentially breaks the app’s rules. 

Users can anonymously report anything from videos and comments to entire accounts and TikTok will never reveal who submitted the report to the user on the receiving end.

Frequently Asked Questions And Their Answers

If you report someone on TikTok is it anonymous?

Yes, it is. TikTok does not reveal the identity of users that make reports on the platform. 

How many reports does it take to delete a TikTok account?

TikTok does not rely on the number of reports when deciding whether certain content violates the platform’s guidelines. One report is enough to flag the video and prompt a review from TikTok’s team. 

Does TikTok tell you who reported you? 

TikTok does not inform creators who reported their content on the platform.

Bojana is my name and writing is my game. I am a content writer from Bitola who is always interested in the latest research in almost all areas of life. I have a Bachelor’s degree in English literature and a perfectionist character, both of which help me find the most accurate data and information available. Although I have my head stuck in studies and reports most of the time, I still have a bit of free time during which I enjoy knitting and watching classic 90’s Disney movies.