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How to Delete a Video on TikTok in 9 Easy Steps

How to Delete a Video on TikTok in 9 Easy Steps

TikTok is such an entertaining social media app where anyone who has an account can watch fun videos that are in their interests.

Aside from just flicking through the videos, uploading recorded videos and stories on the very same app is another thing you can do.

But what if you have made too many TikTok videos that you’re having a hard time locating them on your gallery? 

Can you delete some of those videos even after posting them?

More so, can you also delete videos I placed on TikTok’s “Drafts?”

 

How to Delete a Video on TikTok

  1. Press the “Profile” button on the bottom menu of TikTok’s home page.
  2. Tap the posted video you want to delete from the gallery on your TikTok profile page.
  3. Press the meatballs menu on the right-side panel.
  4. Swipe the bottom options menu to the left and press the “Delete” icon.
  5. Tap “Delete” on the pop-out window that appears.
  6. If the video is in the “Drafts” folder, tap its folder on the profile page.
  7. Press “Select” on the upper right of the “Drafts” page.
  8. Tap on the video drafts you want to delete until the circle on the upper right of its thumbnail is highlighted.
  9. Press the “Delete” button.

Whether you want to delete posted videos from the gallery or those from the “Drafts” folder, follow the 9 steps below to successfully delete a video on TikTok.

These 9 steps, however, aren’t applicable to delete a video you uploaded as a story on TikTok.

But, the process for deleting videos on TikTok is the same whether you’re using an iPhone or an Android device.

Step 1: After launching the TikTok app on the phone you’re using, head to the bottom menu of the home page and press the “Profile” icon.

How to Delete a Video on Tiktok Step 1

Step 2: You’ll then find yourself on your TikTok account’s “Profile” page.

Go to the gallery and tap the video you want to delete.

How to Delete a Video on Tiktok Step 2

Step 3: The posted TikTok video will then load on the screen.

Head to the right side panel and tap the meatballs menu.

How to Delete a Video on Tiktok Step 3

Step 4: A menu will then appear below the screen.

You’ll then see various icons on the functions that you can do with that video. 

Since you want to delete it, swipe your finger to the left until the “Delete” icon appears. Press to select it.

How to Delete a Video on Tiktok Step 4

Step 5: A pop-out window will then appear, asking you to confirm your decision.

If you accidentally tapped the wrong video, just press “Cancel.”

But, if you decided to delete that TikTok video you posted, then tap “Delete.”

How to Delete a Video on Tiktok Step 5

The video will then be removed from the gallery on your profile page.

Step 6: Now, if the video you wanted to delete is in the “Drafts” folder, tap to open that folder from the gallery.

How to Delete a Video on Tiktok Step 6

Step 7: All the Tiktok drafts will then appear on the page.

Once inside the “Drafts” page, press “Select.”

How to Delete a Video on Tiktok Step 7

Step 8: Locate the video you want to delete and tap to select it. You’ll then see the circle on the video thumbnail’s upper right become highlighted.

How to Delete a Video on Tiktok Step 8

Step 9: Press “Delete” at the screen’s bottom. Automatically, that video you selected will be removed from your “Drafts” folder on TikTok.

How to Delete a Video on Tiktok Step 9

So, in case you find yourself in a pinch and you need to declutter your TikTok gallery, just delete those videos following the steps above.

Just make sure that the videos you delete are the correct ones as there is no way of recovering them after tapping the “Delete” button.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about How to Delete a Video on Tiktok

 

Can I still recover the TikTok video I deleted?

There currently is no way to recover a deleted TikTok video after pressing the “Delete” button. But, if you have activated the “Save to device” option in “More options,” just reupload the accidentally deleted video.

 

Is it possible to delete a TikTok video posted by another person?

You cannot delete a TikTok video that’s posted by another person on the platform. However, you can report the said video if you find the content posted offensive. Just press the “Share” button and tap the “Report” option to fill out the form and submit it.

 

How do I delete a video I uploaded as a story on Tiktok?

To delete a story on TikTok, press your TikTok profile picture on the profile page. Once the story loads, tap the meatballs menu and press “Delete” on the menu that appears. Then, confirm the choice you made by pressing “Delete” on the pop-out message.