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What Is Repost, and How to Repost and Un Repost on TikTok in 2023!

Written by, Bojana Atanasovska

Updated April, 20, 2023

With over 17 million monthly active users in the UK only, TikTok has become one of, if not the biggest social media platform out there. Having been used on such a regular basis, there are a lot of things that go into managing your account there. One of the questions that usually pops up is connected to reposting on the app.

With that in mind, we created an article that delves into the question of reposting, how to see yours and other people’s reposts, and how to un repost on tiktok. 

What Does Repost Mean on TikTok?

Before diving into the practical part of reposting, let’s look at what does reposting do on tiktok. 

The repost button on TikTok gives you the ability to share your content with your followers. However, the repost doesn’t show up on your profile, but it is only visible to your followers. A while back, you could only repost videos that were on your “For You” page, while nowadays, you can repost any video you desire. 

Note: If you want your posts and reposts to get noticed on the app, the best days to post are said to be Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

How to Repost on TikTok?

There is a simple four-step process for reposting on TikTok. The steps are:

Open your TikTok app;

Choose the video you want to repost;

At the bottom right-hand corner, click on the “Share” button (the arrow icon); 

a tik tok video of a hand and straws with a red circle around the arrow button and a red arrow pointing to it

At this stage, you’d be able to see the “Repost” button. Just click on it!

A tiktok video of a hand, holding scissors and a straw, with a red circle around the repost button

There are cases where you’ll also be able to see the “Repost” button on the left-hand corner of the video you want to repost. You can go ahead and click there;

a tik tok video of a hand and straws with a red circle around the repost feature on the video

If you see a confirmation window, just click on “Repost” again.

a tiktok video of a reposting confirmation window

Once you’ve done this, your repost should be visible by the people you follow, which can be no more than 10k people in total.

How to Un repost on TikTok?

If you ever want to go back on your repost, either because you reposted something by mistake or you just changed your mind, there is also a simple four-step process to this. 

Choose the video you reposted;

Tap on the button that looks like an “Arrow” on the right side of the video;

a tik tok video of a hand and straws with a red circle around the arrow button and a red arrow pointing to it

Click on the “Remove Repost” button;

a tiktok video of a hand holding scissors and a straw, with a red circle around the remove repost button

If you get a removal confirmation window, just confirm the removal;

Once your repost is removed you’ll get a notification of that. 

A remove repost confirmation window

This process will delete your repost from TikTok forever. 

How to See Reposts on TikTok?

Now that you’ve started reposting videos on your account, you must be curious to find out what posts you’ve reposted thus far. If you are, here is how to see what you reposted on TikTok: 

Open your TikTok app;

Click on “Profile” which will take you to your profile;

the homepage of the tiktok app, with a photo of a cat getting a head massage, with a red circle and a red arrow pointing to the profile button

From there, click on the “Reposts” icon;

the profile section of a tiktok account with a red circle and arrow pointing to the repost icon

Voila! You now have an overview of all your reposts so far.

How Long Do Reposts on TikTok Last?

There is no straightforward answer to this question, but it actually depends on several factors. The most important factor is how popular you are on the app, how popular that certain video is, as well as the popularity of the hashtag.

Therefore, the repost can last from a few hours to a few days or weeks before another viral content replaces it. 

How to Private Reposts on TikTok?

We hate to break it to you, but if you ever wanted to keep some of your reposts to yourself, we’re here to tell you that there is no way to do that. The only way you can hide or private your reposts is actually to undo them or delete them. 

However, you can also go ahead and remove the repost option on your TikTok. The steps to do this have changed recently, but in recent months, thanks to the new update, you have to manually uncheck the repost button so your comment/video doesn’t get reposted. 

You can do this by:

Writing a comment;

Clicking on the “Repost” button if you want to repost it (it will turn red);

a tik tok comment with a red circle and arrow pointing to the repost button which is red

Leaving the “Repost” button as it is, if you don’t want to repost it (it will stay empty);

a tik tok comment with a red circle and arrow pointing to the repost button which is white

If you see the reposting sign on your comment, that means that you’ve successfully reposted the comment/video.

a comment section of a tiktok video with a red square around one comment and a red arrow pointing to the repost icon

If the reposting sign is not visible on your comment, it means that you’ve privated your repost, and that you’re followers won’t be able to see it.

Bottom Line

Reposting is a common practice on social media platforms that allow users to share content with their followers or network. Whether it’s on TikTok or other social media channels, reposting can be a great way to discover and promote content. By following these simple steps, users can easily repost and un-repost content, making it easier to navigate through their feeds and share content with others. 

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.