TikTok could soon show you which followers watched your videos and vice versa

Tiktok On iPhone
Tiktok On iPhone (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • TikTok is testing a feature that will show you who watched your videos so long as they follow you.
  • Other people you follow will see which videos you watched.
  • The feature isn't available to everyone just yet.

Video-based social network TikTok is testing a feature that will show people which of their followers have watched their videos. That also means that people you follow will be able to see which videos you watched, too.

The feature, which TikTok told TechCrunch is not yet widely available, was first spotted by social media consultant Matt Navarra, who posted about it on Twitter.

Navarra also says that the feature will be known as "post view history" and that it can also be disabled at any time via the Settings menu within the TikTopk app itself. It also appears that the history will only live for seven days — any videos that were watched eight days ago will not appear, for example.

With TikTok currently testing this feature it isn't yet known when, or even if, it will roll out to everyone. TikTok and other social networks test features with a limited number of users all the time and while many will eventually find their way into the apps we download from the App Store, that isn't always the case. We'll have to wait and see what happens with this particular feature.

Despite strong competition from the likes of Instagram, TikTok is one of the best iPhone apps for sharing and watching relatively short videos that cover all kinds of genres and categories. The app continues to go from strength to strength and TikTok will see this feature as an important one for users.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.