If you’ve ever scrolled through your TikTok feed and thought, “Oops, I didn’t mean to repost that!”, you’re not alone. We’ve all been there, especially since Tiktok changed the way you do reposts, and you can accidentally do it (through the share window) or by memory tapping (because the repost option is now first in the list of channels to share).
In short, to undo a repost or delete a repost on TikTok means removing a video that you’ve previously shared from another user’s account onto your profile. So let’s see how to un-repost on TikTok:
Let’s find out how to remove, undo, or unrepost a TikTok video repost. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!
You can do this really fast! 1 minute
Open the TikTok App
Start by tapping the TikTok icon on your mobile device to open the app. Ensure you’re logged into the correct account where the reposted video resides.
Find Your Profile
On the lower right corner of the screen, you’ll see a profile icon. Tap on it to go to your personal TikTok profile, where all your videos, including reposts, are displayed.
Locate the Reposted Video
Scroll through your repost videos to find the one you’ve reposted. This video will appear like any other video on your profile, but it’s shared content from another user, so it’s in a specific “Repost” section of your profile. It’s easy to locate.
Tap On the Repost You Want to Delete
Gently tap on this repost video to open it in full-screen mode. This action allows you to access more options for the video, including the option to delete or remove it from your profile, by accessing the share options.
Tap the Share Icon To Undo The Repost
Once you’ve opened the reposted video on your TikTok profile, you’ll notice several icons on the right side of the screen. One of these is the ‘share’ icon, which looks like an outward-pointing arrow. Tap on this share icon. A new menu will pop up at the bottom of the screen with various sharing options.
Tap on Remove Repost
After tapping on the share icon from the reposted video, a variety of share options will be presented at the bottom of your screen. Among these options, you’ll find one labeled “Remove Repost” (it’s the first one usually). Gently tap on the “Remove Repost” option.
Make Sure You See the Removed Repost Notification
After tapping “Remove Repost” option, TikTok will process your request. Shortly after, a small notification will pop up at the top of your screen, signaling that the reposted video has been removed from your profile. This notification is very brief and mentions “Your repost has been removed”.
Tip: It’s essential to wait for this notification. If you don’t see it, there might have been a glitch or an error, and the repost might not have been un-reposted.
Double-check Your Profile
After getting the notification that your repost has been successfully removed, you’ll want to make sure it’s truly gone. To do this, simply head back to your profile page by tapping on your profile icon. In the reposts section, scroll through your reposted videos once again, to confirm that the reposted video has indeed been deleted and removed from your profile.
And there you go, your repost is gone 🙂
TikTok made this as unintuitive as possible, to be honest, so it’s really not your fault.
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What does it mean to “un-repost” a video on TikTok?
Un-reposting a video on TikTok refers to the action of removing a video that you’ve previously shared from another user’s account onto your profile. When you repost a video, you’re essentially sharing someone else’s content on your feed, allowing your followers to view and engage with it. This feature is similar to “retweeting” on Twitter or “sharing” a post on Facebook.
However, there might be instances where you change your mind about having a reposted video on your profile. It could be due to various reasons, such as the video not aligning with your profile’s theme, concerns about the content, or simply an accidental repost. In such cases, TikTok provides the option to “un-repost” or remove the shared video from your feed.
It’s essential to note that un-reposting is different from deleting. When you delete a video, you’re removing content that you’ve personally uploaded or created. In contrast, unreposting pertains specifically to videos you’ve shared from other users. The end result of both actions is the removal of the video from your profile, but the context and terminology differ based on the video’s origin.
How can I quickly undo a repost on TikTok if I’ve accidentally shared a video?
Accidental reposts can happen to anyone. If you find yourself in a situation where you’ve unintentionally reposted a video, don’t worry; the process to undo it is straightforward and it’s explained in the initial section of this article. So scroll up.
But just to be safe, here’s a TLDR of how to undo a repost on TikTok:
- Open the app and go to your profile.
- Scroll to find the reposted video in the “Repost” section.
- Tap the video to access options and select the ‘share’ icon.
- Choose “Remove Repost” from the menu.
- Wait for a confirmation notification to ensure the video has been removed.
Is there a difference between deleting a repost and un-reposting a video on TikTok?
Yes, there’s a distinct difference between the two actions, even though both result in the removal of a video from your profile.
Deleting a repost (video)
Deleting refers to the action of permanently removing content that you’ve personally uploaded or created on TikTok and maybe reposted. This could be a video you’ve filmed, edited, and shared on your profile.
Once deleted, the video, along with its associated metrics like views, likes, and comments, will be permanently removed. You won’t be able to retrieve the video or its data unless you have a backup saved elsewhere.
Users might choose to delete a video if it no longer aligns with their content strategy, if it has outdated information, or if they have privacy concerns about the content.
Un-Reposting a Video
Un-reposting pertains to the action of removing a video that you’ve shared from another TikTok user’s account. It’s essentially undoing the act of reposting.
When you un-repost a video, it gets removed from your profile, but the original video remains unaffected on the creator’s profile. The video’s original metrics (views, likes, comments) on the creator’s account remain intact.
Reasons for Un-Reposting
Users might choose to un-repost if they accidentally shared a video, if they feel the content doesn’t fit their profile’s theme, or if they have second thoughts about sharing someone else’s content.
In essence, while both actions lead to the removal of content from your TikTok profile, the context, implications, and reasons behind each action differ based on the video’s origin.
Are you sure “un repost” and “delete a repost” don’t mean the same thing?
I understand your point. The distinction between “deleting a repost” and “un-reposting” can indeed seem subtle, especially since both actions result in the removal of the video from one’s profile. However, the distinction is made based on the origin of the content and the implications of each action.
- Deleting a Repost: This implies that you’re removing a video from your profile that you had previously reposted. The action focuses on the act of removal from your profile, without emphasizing the origin of the content.
- Un-Reposting a Video: This emphasizes the reversal of the action of reposting. It highlights that the video was not originally yours, and you’re undoing the act of sharing someone else’s content on your profile.
In everyday usage, many might use these terms interchangeably. However, for the sake of clarity and precision it can be helpful to distinguish between the two.
It’s entirely valid to treat them as synonymous if you wish it so, though.
If I un-repost a video on TikTok, does it affect the original video or its creator in any way?
Un-reposting a video on TikTok is an action limited to your profile and doesn’t have any direct impact on the original video or its creator.
The original video remains on the creator’s profile as it was, retaining all its views, likes, comments, and other associated metrics. Your action of un-reposting doesn’t subtract from these metrics.
Is The Original Video Creator Notified?
TikTok doesn’t send notifications to creators when someone reposts or un-reposts their content. So, the original creator won’t be aware of your actions unless they happen to visit your profile and notice the reposted content.
Credit to the Creator
Even when you repost a video, the original creator’s username remains visible on the reposted video, ensuring they receive proper credit. This credit remains intact regardless of whether you choose to keep the repost or remove it later.
In summary, un reposting is a personal action that affects only your TikTok feed. The original content and its creator remain unaffected, ensuring the integrity and credit of the original content are preserved.
Can I re-share a video on TikTok after I’ve un-reposted it?
Absolutely. Once you’ve un-reposted a video, it’s simply removed from your profile. The original video remains on the creator’s profile, and you’re free to revisit and repost it at any time in the future.
There aren’t any restrictions or limitations on the number of times you can repost a particular video.
It’s worth noting that when you repost a video, any engagement (likes, comments, shares) it receives will be specific to your repost and won’t add to the original video’s metrics. Similarly, when you un-repost and then repost again, the engagement metrics start afresh.
How can I differentiate between my original videos and reposted videos on my TikTok profile?
Distinguishing between original and reposted content on TikTok is straightforward.
Dedicated Repost Tab
One of the most prominent features TikTok offers for differentiation is the dedicated tab for reposts on a user’s profile (this changed in early 2023). This tab organizes all the reposted videos separately from the original content, ensuring there’s no confusion between the two.
Reposted videos on TikTok typically come with a “Repost” label or icon, making them easily identifiable. This label ensures that viewers and the profile owner can quickly recognize shared content.
Original Creator’s Username
Another clear indicator of a reposted video is the presence of the original creator’s username on the video. Even when you share someone else’s content, their username remains prominently displayed, giving them proper credit for their work.
On your TikTok profile, original videos and reposted videos might be organized differently. While all videos appear in your main feed, some users might notice that reposted videos cluster together or are sectioned off, making them easier to spot.
If you’re ever in doubt, you can also look at the engagement metrics. Videos you’ve created will likely have a history of comments and interactions from your regular followers, while reposted content might have a different engagement pattern.
By paying attention to these indicators, users can easily differentiate between original content and reposted videos.
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