If you use TikTok frequently, you’re bound to end up reporting someone at some point.
Although TikTok does an excellent job of keeping illegal content off its platform, we have no control over what appears in our feeds. As a result, it’s unavoidable that you’ll want to report something at some point.
However, you may be wondering if the video creator will be aware that you were the one who reported them. Are TikTok reports anonymous, or can they be traced back to you in some way?
We’ll go over everything you need to know in this article.
What Happens When You Report Someone On TikTok?
- Unless it has already been reported by other users, the video is unlikely to be removed immediately.
- If TikTok’s system believes that the video warrants it, it may be temporarily removed for review.
- During this time, a TikTok moderator will watch the video to determine whether it violates their community guidelines.
- If that happens, the video will be permanently removed.
- The TikToker will be given the opportunity to file an appeal, which may or may not be granted.
- It should be noted that videos that violate the rules may be removed even if no reports are received.
- This is because TikTok employs an extremely sophisticated AI to ‘look’ at what’s in the video and determine whether it should be suppressed or removed entirely.
Are Reports Anonymous?
- Yes. TikTok reports are completely anonymous, and the video creator has no way of knowing who reported them.
- This means that you can safely report a video without fear of retaliation or awkward conversations of any kind.
- Of course, if you inform the person that you have reported them, they may blame you for any action TikTok takes against their account.
- As a result, it’s best to report someone quietly, without leaving a comment to accentuate the point.
Will TikTok Provide Any Information Regarding Your Identity?
- Assume you’ve received notification that your video has been removed.
- Will TikTok inform you of who reported you?
- For better or worse, TikTok appears to have decided to keep this information private.
- This is consistent with other social networks and was most likely implemented to keep users safe.
- After all, even if you are calm, some people will go after those who reported them, especially if the video is otherwise performing well.
- Some people are opposed to this because they believe it leads to harassment and other false reports. We’ll go over this further later.
- For the time being, it appears TikTok does not want any transparency in the process, and I believe they have a good reason for doing so.
- While TikTok is aware of who has filed reports, it does not appear that they share this information with video creators under any circumstances.
Can A Report Be Cancelled?
Assume you filed a report for a video but later decided to cancel it.
Perhaps you reported someone by mistake, realized they didn’t break the rules or were simply being petty and trying to get someone banned (it happens.)
What options are there?
- Regrettably, there does not appear to be a way to cancel a report. Even if you contact TikTok support, it is unlikely that they will take any action.
- Fortunately, you don’t have much to be concerned about either.
- TikToks that have been reported are reviewed by TikTok moderators, who are experts at determining whether videos actually violate community guidelines.
- They are well-versed in all of TikTok’s rules. As a result, if the reported video does not violate any rules, no further action will be taken, and the video will be reinstated if it was removed for review.
TikTok reports are completely anonymous, and a video creator has no way of knowing who reported them.
However, keep in mind that you should only report videos that violate TikTok’s community guidelines.
While TikTok is unlikely to ban anyone who files false reports, they may begin to devalue the reports you send out, making them less effective.