Does Tiktok Notify When You Screenshot?


If you’ve been screenshotting users’ profiles and you’re wondering if they’d find out, you can down below.

Does TikTok Notify of Screenshots?

Fortunately, TikTok doesn’t notify when you screenshot someone else’s video, conversation, or their profile. This is also true for screen recording someone’s video – if you decide to screen record someone else’s video.

For direct messages, TikTok doesn’t notify when you screenshot someone’s message. If someone sends you a video, TikTok wouldn’t tell them that you screenshotted.

If you screenshot someone’s profile, much like a video post, TikTok wouldn’t notify them that you screenshot. This might help you if you wanted to save someone’s profile so that you can remember it for later.

Tip: If you’re worried about people screenshotting your videos on TikTok, you may way to make your TikTok profile private. Your existing followers and future follow requests that you approve will be able to take screenshots of your videos. But anyone you haven’t approved wouldn’t be able to view your videos, so they’ll only be able to screenshot your profile picture and your bio, etc.

It’s very hard for TikTok to know when you’ve screenshotted something since it’s predominantly used on a browser. It would be tricky for them to do this however, one day if they did decide to implement this feature, they easily could.

Does TikTok Notify When You Screenshot a Conversation

If you’ve been wondering if there are certain ways that someone could tell you’ve screenshotted their conversation, there is none.

TikTok has a notifications section that provides its users with notifications when a certain action has been taken on their TikTok account.

TikTok doesn’t provide its users with notifications when it comes to anyone screenshotting their conversations so you can’t see who screenshots your videos neither can someone else see if you screenshot their conversations.

Can You See Who Screenshots Your TikTok

No, you cannot see who screenshots your TikTok posts. You will not be notified or shown who screenshot or screen recorded your content, so it’s best to be careful if what you post.

You know what they say; everything you post on the internet never truly disappears, even if you delete it.

This applies for what you post on social media as well. If you wouldn’t like what you’re posting to be saved by other users, you probably shouldn’t post it, as it’s not up to you what users will decide to do with your content.

Can You Prevent Screenshots?

While there’s nothing you can do to stop people from screenshotting or recording your TikTok videos, you can discourage people from re uploading your own videos as theirs.

For example, you can put a watermark of your TikTok username on every video you upload, so if someone does try to take your content, your name will still be attached to it and everyone will know it’s your video.

While this will prevent content stealing, there’s no way to stop anyone from screenshotting or even screen recording your TikTok’s or TikTok profile.

You can, however, disable video downloads for your video. This means users won’t be able to download your TikTok straight from the app, and if they want the video, they’ll have to use a third-party app or screen record the video themselves.

They also won’t be able to share the video to other social media platforms from TikTok.

Here’s how to turn off video downloads for your TikTok videos:

Step 1. On the TikTok app, tap ‘Profile’ located in the bottom right corner of your screen.

Step 2. Tap the icon with the 3 stacked lines to go to your profile settings. This button should be located in the top right of your profile.

Step 3. Tap ‘Settings and Privacy’.

Step 4. Tap ‘Privacy’, then locate and tap ‘Downloads’.

Step 5. In the downloads settings, tap next to ‘Video downloads’ either on or off. When the setting is turned off, users won’t be able to download any of your TikTok’s, and they’ll have to screen record or use a third-party service instead.

You can’t turn off video downloads for specific videos, though, so when this setting is turned off, the save video feature is automatically turned off for all of your TikTok videos.

Can Someone See If You Screenshot Their TikTok

No, just like how you can’t see when people screenshot your videos, others can’t see when you screenshot or record theirs.

They will get no notification or indication that you screenshotted or screen recorded their TikTok, and there are no third-party apps that provide you with this notification.

Just be careful; if you try to re upload other creators content as your own, you will get your TikTok account banned and you could even run into legal trouble.

It’s best to keep screen recorded TikTok’s between you and your friends you’d like to send it to; you post it to your own TikTok or other social media platform, the creator may consider that stealing and file a copyright strike on you.

Can TikTok See Screenshots

No, nobody except for you can see your screenshots. TikTok does not detect when a video is being screenshotted or recorded by their device.

Because there’s no notification for either end, it’s not necessary for TikTok to know what you’re doing to the video.

There’s even a save video option on TikTok, so screen recording or screenshotting isn’t a bad thing, as long as you don’t have bad intentions.

How to use the Save Video feature on TikTok:

The save video feature is a great feature for saving your favorite TikTok videos to your device with the press of a button.

With this feature, you won’t have to go through the hassle of screen recording, rewatching and then cropping the video; when you save the video, the user interface won’t be visible and it’ll just be the video saved to your device. 

How to Screenshot TikTok

You can screenshot TikTok using your default phones screenshot feature. You won’t have to worry about the screenshot being blacked out or blurry – your screenshot will turn out exactly how it looks while watching the video.

You could also screen record videos just like normal, and this could make it easier to get a still screenshot of a video, as you’ll be able to go frame by frame through the video in your devices gallery. To screenshot on both iPhone and android, follow these steps;

How to screenshot on iPhone

On iPhones without a home button on the bottom, simply press the power button and the volume up button at the same time. You’ll then see a preview of your screenshot at the bottom left of the screen, and if you tap it, you’ll be able to edit your screenshot.

You’ll be able to add text or draw on the screenshot, as well as crop it to your liking. If you don’t want to do any edits, you can either swipe left on the screenshot preview, or just ignore it as it’ll disappear in a few seconds anyway.

How to Screenshot on iPhones with a Home Button:

To screenshot on an iPhone with a home button, it’s just as straight forward as screenshotting on an iPhone without one. Simply press both the home button and power button at once and quickly release.

It’ll work the same way as other iPhones (as long as your iOS version is new enough); the preview will come up and you can press it to edit, and if you don’t want to edit or crop the screenshot, just ignore it or swipe left on it and the preview will go away.

How to Screenshot on Android

Screenshotting works the same way on Android as it does on iOS or iPhone; simply press the power and volume down button at the same time, and quickly release.

Your screenshot should pop up momentarily, and if you tap it you’ll be able to edit it. Your screenshot should be saved to your Gallery, as long as you have enough storage available.

Can You Use Third-Party Apps To Find Out?

No, there are no third-party apps that’ll help you find out who screenshotted; it’s impossible to see who screenshots your TikTok’s unless you see them do it.

This is because TikTok doesn’t detect when screenshots occur, and you’d need access to TikTok’s servers to add this feature.

So, if you ever see a third-party app claiming you’ll be able to see who screenshotted your TikTok’s, do not download it.

Chances are the app will be some sort of malware, or at the very least bloatware, as it’s never worth downloading an app that promises features that don’t exist.

What Happens When You Screenshot Someone’s TikTok Profile?

When you screenshot someone’s TikTok, the screenshot will save to your gallery just like normal.

Unlike Netflix and other streaming apps, the screenshot will not be blacked out or blurry; it’ll look just like how it looked on your screen. Unless the user sees the screenshot you took, there’s no way for them to know.


In conclusion, feel free to save, screen record or screenshot any public TikTok you want; as long as you’re not using the videos to impersonate the user, you’re allowed to do this.

While you can turn off manual video downloads through TikTok for your videos, there’s no way to stop anyone from screen recording or screen capturing your TikTok’s.

If they do, there’ll be no way for you to know as TikTok does not give screenshot notifications like other apps do, such as Snapchat.

David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.


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