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- How To Change Your Interests on TikTok
- How Do I Reset My TikTok Interests?
- Further Reading
TikTok FYP (For you page) uses AI always to show you videos that you might like, but what If you’ve decided to change your interests and stop seeing some type of videos.
There is no definitive or direct way to change your interests as it was before.
The best way to change your interests on TikTok is by tapping and holding the video that you don’t like and tapping on “Not interested”.
There is also another method that could instantly stop this kind of video you don’t like.
The method is by blocking the creator’s Profile directly.
Now, if you’re looking to get more videos that fit your interests, there are some other recommendations that you can follow in order to start seeing new videos that you like.
Today, I will teach you how to change your interests on TikTok in the FYP.
How To Change Your Interests on TikTok
To change your interests on TikTok, you need to tap on “Not Interested” when you see a video that you don’t like.
TikTok had the “More” option to choose whether you want to block the sound or the content from the same creator.
Another option is that you can select your specific categories of interests, like (Funny, Satisfying, and Horror…).
However, as of today, these two options are not available for everyone.
There are some specific regions that have access to these features.
So in order to start seeing videos that you like on TikTok, you need to help the algorithm recognize and understand your behavior.
Once you show the algorithm what you like and what you don’t, it will automatically start showing you videos that you are interested in.
The following recommendations and steps below will help you to change your interests on TikTok.
1.Tap on not Interested
The first thing you need to do while scrolling down on the FYP page is to take out the unwanted videos.
So when you are scrolling down, and you see an annoying video, simply tap and hold on to the video.
Then a new popup will show up.
On that popup, there are multiple options.
One of these options is the “Not interested” option.
To get rid of these types of videos that you’re not interested in, tap on “Not interested”.
By doing so, the algorithm will start recognizing what you don’t like.
2.Block the creator’s profile that you don’t like
Perhaps you are not interested in videos from a specific creator, you need to block that creator.
You’ll also need to block the creator if you tapped on “Not interested”, and still see videos uploaded by them.
To block the creator on TikTok, you need to tap on their profile.
When the page opens, tap on the three points at the top right of the screen.
Then on the popup, tap on “Block”.
This will help you not only to change your interests regarding that specific creator but blocking their specific sound if it’s used on popular TikTok videos in your FYP.
This means you will no longer receive any video that contains the creator’s sound.
When you like the video, you’ll send signals to the algorithm to let it know that you like this type of video.
Therefore, you’ll start seeing similar videos related to your interest on the FYP.
Although TikTok has a distinct algorithm formula from other social media platforms, there is always something in common between them.
The common factor is the like factor.
It’s also available on both Instagram and Facebook.
So if you are willing to change or update your interests on TikTok, you’ll need to like the videos that you see.
4.Comment on videos
Commenting on the videos shows the algorithm that you’re interacting with the content.
It’s the best way to tell the algorithm that you like this type of content.
The bad news is that TikTok hasn’t revealed completely how its algorithm system works.
However, you need to know that comments on social media play a crucial role in building your interests base of data.
Even more, when you comment on TikTok, you’ll help the algorithm to mimic a best friend that knows everything about you.
To comment on any video simply tap on the right “Chat with three points” icon.
5.Add to Favorite
Although liking the video is a push for the algorithm, favorites also make an impact on your interests when you want to change them on TikTok.
If you incorporate this step into your daily watch time, you’ll get results fast.
So you need to take this pace into consideration when you’re scrolling on the FYP page.
When you add a video, sound, or hashtags to your favorites, this will make a drastic change on how your FYP will look in the coming days, even hours.
To add a video to your favorite on TikTok, you only need to tap on the “Bookmark” icon.
After doing so, your video will be added to the Favorites page.
6.Watch the video till the end
As YouTube considers watching time one of the major backbone of how its algorithm ranks content, TikTok also adopts this concept.
However, you need to consider watching at least 70% of the videos you like to see again, to let TikTok show you similar ones.
Sometimes a distinct video might prompt your interest, so you end up watching it twice.
This is a very good sign to let TikTok change your interests based on your watch time.
7.Follow the Creator that you like
The last thing to do is to follow the creator as an appreciation of what they’ve done.
They’ll very likely appreciate your effort by hitting the follow button.
Also, you’ll help TikTok to show you more content from the creator.
On Instagram, when you follow a brand, you’ll start seeing everything related to its niche.
For example: when you follow a fashion brand, Instagram will recommend you all related fashion accounts and content on the feed page.
This concept applies to TikTok as well.
How Do I Reset My TikTok Interests?
To reset your TikTok interests, you need to clear the cache on the app and close it.
Then you need to reopen it and check out your FYP.
You’ll see a slight difference in your FYP.
But if you want to reset your TikTok interests and change them completely you need to deactivate your account and create another one.
To clear the cache of your account on TikTok, open your profile page.
Then tap on the “Three horizontal lines” at the top right of the screen to go to the “Settings” page.
On the settings page, scroll down to “Clear Cache” then tap on it.
After doing so, restart the TikTok app, and check your FYP.
In terms of understanding your interest, TikTok does this effectively most of the time.
However, you might get some annoying videos that bypass the algorithm, or for any other reason, you haven’t liked them.
So you need to tap on “Not interested” to remove videos that you’re not interested in.
Additionally, you need to like, comment, share, and add all types of videos that you like to your favorites.
Today you’ve learned how to change your interests on TikTok.