How to Repost and Undo Repost on TikTok

If you are on TikTok browsing the endless feed and come across a video that you liked very much and want to share with your followers, you can quickly do so by using TikTok’s repost feature embedded as a sharing option. Whether you’re a content creator or a casual user, learning how to repost or undo repost on TikTok will significantly enhance your engagement helping you build your community.

How to Repost or Unrepost on TikTok

We will explain all possible ways to repost and undo reposts on TikTok. However, before we begin with the article, it is important to understand what reposting on TikTok is and who can see your reposts. Let’s begin with the article.

What Does Reposting Mean on TikTok

Have you found a video you enjoyed watching and believe may interest your followers too? This is where you can use TikTok’s repost feature (explained below). Basically, reposting means sharing someone else’s video on your profile without having to download and reupload it without the creator’s attributes.

Reposting Mean on TikTok

When you repost a video on TikTok, it appears on your profile with the original creator’s username and a caption that says reposted. It will be shown to your followers, increasing the overall visibility for both the original creator and the user who reposted the content.

How to Repost Videos on TikTok

Reposting videos on TikTok is a great way to share your favorite content with your audience. The steps are easy and straightforward to follow.

Step 1: Launch TikTok from the app drawer on your Android or iOS device.

Launch TikTok from the app drawer

Step 2: Navigate to the video you want to repost from the feed or your favorites. 

Navigate to the video you want to repost

Step 3: Once the video starts playing, tap the share (right-arrow) button on the right.

tap the share (right-arrow) button on the right

Step 4: From the bottom sheet, choose Repost under the Share to menu.

choose Repost under the Share to menu

Note: TikTok doesn’t let you keep the list of videos you reposted. However, there are workarounds that we will discuss further in this article.

You will see a ribbon that says You reposted next to your profile picture at the bottom. You may choose to add a comment to your repost, and that’s all. You have successfully reposted a video on your TikTok account. 

How to Undo Repost on TikTok 

If you have changed your mind after reposting the video on TikTok or reposted something by mistake, you can easily undo repost it. There are three ways depending on the scenario with which you can undo repost on TikTok. Let’s show you all step-by-step.

Method 1: From the Reposted Video

If you have reposted a video and barely scrolled down, you can quickly unrepost the video. Follow the below steps.

Note: We are considering that you remember the video you reposted. 

Step 1: Open TikTok and scroll back to the video you reposted.

Scroll back to the video you reposted on TikTok

Step 2: Tap on the share button at the bottom right of the screen.

Tap on the share button

Step 3: From the bottom sheet, tap the Remove repost (yellow) button.

tap the Remove repost (yellow) button

There you go. With just a few steps, you undo reposted a TikTok video from your profile. 

The downside of this method is that you must be quick in making decisions. If you reposted a video some time ago, there’s no way to trace it since TikTok doesn’t save it in your profile. However, we have a workaround; move on to the next method.

Also read: How to change TikTok username on PC or mobile

Method 2: Using Bookmark Trick

As mentioned, this method is a trick or workaround that can help you find the TikTok video you reposted so you can remove it and keep it from showing up in your followers’ feeds. 

It’s important to note that this method is only a contingency and will only apply to future videos that you repost. Try the next method if you’re looking for a video you’ve already posted. However, consider using this trick the next time you repost a video.

Step 1: When reposting, tap the bookmark (ribbon) button before or after tapping the share button at the bottom to repost the video (abovementioned steps).

Note: TikTok notifies the creators that you have added their posts to Favorites.

tap the bookmark (ribbon) button

Now that you have bookmarked your reposted video, you can easily find it in your TikTok profile. Move on to the next steps.

Note: We are assuming you have launched the TikTok app.

Step 2: Tap on the Profile tab at the bottom navigation bar.

Tap on the Profile tab

Step 3: Go to the bookmark icon, and from the list of videos, tap the one you want to unrepost. 

Step 4: Tap the share button at the bottom right when the video starts playing.

Tap the share button

Step 5: Select the Remove repost (yellow) button from the bottom sheet. 

Select the Remove repost (yellow) button

That’s about it. TikTok will remove your reposted video from your followers’ feeds. Additionally, now that you have unreposted the video, you can tap the bookmark button to remove the bookmark from the video. 

Also read: Does TikTok notify when you take screenshots?

Method 3: From the Watch History

If you have already reposted the video and have no clue where to find the reposted videos on TikTok, you cannot find it now. However, if you are someone who doesn’t clear their watch history, there’s a way. Follow the below-mentioned steps.

Step 1: Launch TikTok from the app drawer on your Android or iOS device.

Launch TikTok from the app drawer

Step 2: Navigate to the Profile tab from the bottom navigation bar.

Tap on the Profile tab

Step 3: In the Profile page, tap on the three horizontal lines at the top right corner and choose ‘Settings and privacy’ from the bottom sheet.

Step 4: Under ‘Settings and privacy,’ select ‘Comment and watch history.’ On the next screen, choose Watch history.

This will launch a page displaying videos you’ve watched in the past 180 days (~6 months). From here, it’s a patience game. Look for the videos you posted from the list. You can play the video from the list by simply tapping on it. Once you find the video you reposted, follow the below steps to unrepost it.

Step 5: Tap on the video, and once it starts playing, tap on the share button at the bottom right side of the screen.

Step 6: From the bottom sheet, tap the Remove repost (yellow) button.

tap the Remove repost (yellow) button

There you go. The video you reposted is off your TikTok account and will no longer be shown to your followers. If you have any doubts that we may not have answered in the article, check out the FAQ section below.

FAQs on Reposting or Unreposting Videos on TikTok

1. Does TikTok detect reposted videos?

TikTok detects whether a video has been reposted or reused using its content detection system. If a video violates TikTok’s community guidelines or copyright rules, it may be removed, or the user’s account may be penalized.

2. Can I repost a TikTok without the watermark?

Although it is technically possible to repost a TikTok video without the watermark, it is not allowed according to TikTok’s terms of service. Doing so may lead to your account being suspended or banned. Moreover, it is considered a violation of intellectual property rights to remove the watermark from someone else’s TikTok video without their permission.

Share or Unshare TikTok Videos

Now that you know how to repost and unrepost on TikTok, you can easily share your favorite videos with your followers or remove them from your profile. You may also want to read how to delete a TikTok account permanently.

Last updated on 06 September, 2023

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