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How to Delete a Comment on TikTok in 3 Simple Steps

How to Delete a Comment on TikTok in 3 Simple Steps

Oops! I’ve typed the wrong comment on that video on TikTok.

Can I still edit it?

Unfortunately, there’s currently no way to edit that comment you made on the TikTok video.

But, can always delete that old comment and repost a new one. 

With that said, how can you delete a comment on TikTok?

Good thing you’re reading this article as we’ll talk about this “problem” in a bit below.


How to Delete Comments on TikTok

  1. Access the TikTok video’s comments section by tapping the “Speech Bubble” or the “Three-Dot Bubble” icon.
  2. Long-press on the comment you’re deleting.
  3. Once the pop-out window appears, press the “Delete” option to remove that comment.


Deleting comments on TikTok is no big deal. 

But, the catch is, you can only do this to your comment, not on what other people have posted.

Regardless, you can still enjoy this feature as it will become extremely handy when you’ve accidentally made a typo error.

So, without further ado, let’s learn the 3 basic steps of deleting comments on TikTok.

Step 1: On the current TikTok video you’re watching, tap the “Speech Bubble” or the “Three-Dot Bubble” icon to access the comments section.

How to Delete a Comment on TikTok Step 1

Step 2: The comments section will then appear on the screen.

Swipe up the screen to locate the comment you’ve made. Once you find it, long-press on it.

How to Delete a Comment on TikTok Step 2

Step 3: You’ll then see a pop-out window appear in the screen’s middle part.

From the 5 options available, tap the “Delete” button to remove that particular comment you’ve made.

How to Delete a Comment on TikTok Step 3.1

But, if you simply wish to correct a typo error on that particular comment, tap the “Comment” button first before pressing “Delete.”

How to Delete a Comment on TikTok Step 3.2

And, with just 3 magical steps, that comment’s removed or deleted already on TikTok.

Even if you cannot delete other people’s comments on your TikTok video, such a feature’s still nifty enough to allow you to correct any error you’ve made.


Frequently Asked Questions about How to Delete a Comment on TikTok


Can I delete other people’s comments on my TikTok videos?

Unfortunately, the “delete a comment” feature is only applicable to your comments. Hence, you can only remove the comments you’ve posted on that particular video and not that of others.


Is it possible to retrieve a comment I’ve accidentally deleted on TikTok?

Though you can copy the original comment you’ve made first before deleting it, you cannot retrieve it once it’s deleted. Hence, you must copy the original comment first before pressing the “Delete” button so you can repost it later with the corrections made.


Can you post comments on TikTok videos that aren’t set as “Public?”

You cannot comment on TikTok videos that aren’t set as “Public.” 


How do I update a comment I’ve posted on TikTok?

Though you can delete and even pin comments on TikTok, the “Update comment” feature is still unavailable. What you can do instead is to long-press on that comment, tap the “Copy” button before pressing “Delete,” and make the correction in the new comment post you’re making.


Will TikTok notify the video’s creator if you delete a comment you’ve made?

Like other social media platforms, TikTok will still notify the video creator the soonest you delete a comment you’ve made. But, the creator cannot see the comment you deleted as it will be cut off after the first 2 sentences.


If the video creator clicks on the “Deleted Video” push notification on his phone, will he still be able to read the original comment?

The video creator can still open the “Deleted Video” push notification, and he will be redirected to the comments section of that video. But, he won’t be able to view the deleted comments as they’re completely unrecoverable after they’re removed.


Can I choose who will be able to comment on my TikTok videos?

As the creator, you can choose who can comment on the videos you upload on TikTok. First, tap the “Who Can Comment on My Videos” and choose from “Everyone,” “Friends,” or “Off.” If you select “Friends,” the only people who can comment on your video are your friends or those who you followed back.