How to Delete a Comment on TikTok - A Step-by-Step Guide

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Do you want to get rid of a comment you posted or that was posted on your video? TikTok allows you to remove your posted comments or any comments on your videos anytime if you decide to do so in the future. This article explains everything you need to know on how to delete a comment on TikTok videos from the app and also by using TikTok in a web browser.


TikTok is a Chinese application that has many users who download and install it. However, it is similar to other social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Moreover, TikTok has certain features that set it apart from other social media applications. For one, TikTok allows users to film and share videos and overlay sound to achieve specific effects.

Furthermore, TikTok is a social media app that has gained popularity in recent years. It now has more than 500 million active users per month. Moreover, the social media aspect of TikTok includes the ability to comment on other users' videos. However, as long as a user's video has been made public, any TikTok user can post a comment on that video. Besides, you may want to delete a comment after you have made one. Read on to learn how to delete a comment on TikTok.

How to Delete a Comment on TikTok

Nevertheless, just like other social media applications, TikTok allows every user on the platform to delete their posted comments or comments posted to their videos by other users. However, once a TikTok comment has been posted, you cannot edit it. So, if you make a spelling mistake or forget to tag someone correctly, the only way to rectify is by deleting it.

However, deleting a comment is simple, you can either delete a comment on TikTok by using the mobile app or through the web browser.

How to delete a comment on the TikToK mobile app

The easiest way to delete a comment on TikTok is by using the mobile app. To delete a comment you posted or that was posted on your TikTok video:

  1. Open up the TikTok app and make sure that you are logged in to your profile. Then, tap Me in the lower-right corner to open your TikTok profile.
  2. Open the TikTok comment thread that includes the comment you wish to delete.
  3. On the video, tap the comment icon on the right to get to the comments.
  4. Press and hold on to the comment you want to delete.
  5. Then tap Delete.

Nonetheless, your comment should no longer be visible on the thread. Moreover, TikTok does not ask for confirmation before deleting a comment. Therefore make sure that you really want to remove the comment before you tap delete. Moreover, you cannot retrieve a comment once it has been deleted.

How to delete a comment on TikTok through the web

Furthermore, you can also delete TikTok comments using a web browser to log into TikTok with the same account that you use on the app. These instructions work on all popular internet browsers.

  1. Open your preferred web browser and go to the official TikTok website. Log in if you’re not already.
  2. Hover your mouse cursor over your avatar in the top-right corner and click View profile.
  3. Then, click the video for which you want to moderate comments.
  4. Move your cursor over a comment. An ellipsis (three dots) should appear to its right.
  5. Hover your mouse over the ellipsis and click Delete from the popup menu. It will immediately delete the TikTok comment.

What TikTok Comments Should I Delete?

There are many reasons why you might want to delete a comment posted on one of your TikTok videos. Here are a few of the more common scenarios.

  1. The comment is rude, offensive, or part of an online harassment campaign.
  2. It’s a spam comment used to promote someone else’s TikTok account.
  3. The user has replied to the wrong comment and has made a conversation hard to follow.
  4. Someone left a blank comment on a TikTok video that says nothing.
  5. The comment is okay, but you suspect it may be from a bot, fake, or spam TikTok account.

Alternatives to Deleting Comments on Your TikTok Videos

Allowing people to comment on your videos is a great way to interact with others and build connections on TikTok. However, instead of going through the stress of deleting unwanted comments on your, there are alternatives to doing that.

You can choose who can comment on your videos in your settings:
In your account privacy settings, you can choose who can comment on your videos:

  • Everyone (only for public accounts): If you choose Everyone and you have comments turned on, then anyone can comment on your video.
  • Followers (only for private accounts): If you choose Followers and you have comments turned on, only people following you on TikTok can comment on your videos.
  • Friends: If you choose Friends and you have comments turned on, then only your friends can comment on your video. Friends are people on TikTok who you follow and who follow you back.

Moreover, you can also turn off comments on all your existing videos at one time in your privacy settings. This means you don't have to go to each of your videos individually to turn off comments. Furthermore, there are other ways to get rid of unwanted comments.

Add comment filters for videos you post

To filter all comments:

1. Tap Profile in the bottom right.
2. Then, tap the 3-line icon in the top right to go to your settings.
3. Tap Privacy, then tap Comments.
4. Below Comment filters, tap to the right of Filter all comments to turn on or off.
If you turn on Filter all comments, comments on your videos will be hidden unless you approve them.

To filter spam and offensive comments:

1. Tap Profile in the bottom right.
2. Then, tap the 3-line icon in the top right to go to your settings.
3. Tap Privacy, then tap Comments.
4. Below Comment filters, tap to the right of Filter spam and offensive comments to turn on or off.

To filter comments with keywords:

1. Tap Profile in the bottom right.
2. Then, tap the 3-line icon in the top right to go to your settings.
3. Tap Privacy, then tap Comments.
4. Below Comment filters, tap to the right of Filter keywords to turn on or off.
5. Tap Add keywords and enter keywords to filter.
If you turn on Add keywords, comments on your videos that have those keywords will be hidden unless you approve them.

To review your filtered comments:

1. Tap Profile in the bottom right.
2. Tap the 3-line icon in the top right to go to your settings.
3. Tap Privacy, then tap Comments.
4. Below Comment management, tap Review filtered comments.
5. Tap Approve or Delete below the comment you'd like to review.
Note: Just as you can also use tools to delete certain comments on your videos, other users might also choose to delete comments you posted on their videos.

Manage comment privacy settings for one of your videos

Before you post a video:

You can choose if you want others to comment on this video in the final step before you post a video.
1. Create your video.
2. On the Post screen, tap the toggle icon next to Allow comments to turn on or off.

For an existing video:

1. Go to the video you'd like to update. You can find your videos on your profile.
2. Tap the 3-line icon on the right.
3. Tap Privacy settings at the bottom. You may need to swipe left.
4. Next to Allow comments, tap the toggle icon to turn on or off.

Manage comment privacy settings for all your videos

Choose who can comment on your videos:

1. Tap Profile in the bottom right.
2. Then, tap the 3-line icon in the top right to go to your settings.
3. Tap Privacy, then tap Comments.
4. Below Who can comment on your videos, choose who you'd like to allow to comment.

Choose to turn off comments:

1. Tap Profile in the bottom right.
2. Tap the 3-line icon in the top right to go to your settings.
3. Then, tap Privacy, then tap Comments.
4. Tap Turn off comments for all posted videos to turn off comments.

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