How to See Who You Unfollowed on TikTok

How to See Who You Unfollowed on TikTok

There may come a time when you are watching a specific TikTok content creator, and you come to realize you do not like what content they are putting out or do not like the direction they are heading with said content.

In this scenario, you may decide to unfollow them as a result; however, in the future, you may need to advise a friend against following the user you had unfollowed previously.

Yet, you cannot find the account or cannot remember the account without seeing it. Here, we will depict how you can see who you have unfollowed.

Can You See Who You Unfollowed on TikTok

No, unfortunately, there is no exact functionality to see who you have unfollowed on TikTok; however, there are ways to see whom you have unfollowed.

Well, one possible way to find your favorite TikTok accounts that you have accidentally unfollowed is to search the keyword related to the content that accounts provide and look for it in hundreds of suggestions.

This may be time-consuming, but there will be a probability for you to find those whom you have accidentally unfollowed their accounts.

If you believe that the account you have unfollowed has also unfollowed you, you could theoretically find them through a third-party app such as “Followers Track” or “Followers+.”

These apps will allow you to see who has recently unfollowed you. So, if you have unfollowed someone (by accident or not) and believe they may have unfollowed you in return. These many third-party apps can help you figure out who it was.

How to See Who You Unfollowed on TikTok

There are actually many ways to see who you have unfollowed on TikTok. One way is, the previously mentioned, using a third-party app like “Followers Track,” which will help in the case that you have unfollowed someone and believe they have unfollowed you.

These apps show you who has recently unfollowed you, and they could undoubtedly simplify the search if they have unfollowed you as well. It could be slightly more complicated if they have not unfollowed you or have not followed you in the first place.

There is also the possibility that TikTok has somehow made you unfollow the account in question; this could be due to a bug in TikTok’s app program. This would not be the first time nor the last.

If this is the case, you can try closing the app entirely and then open it again. If that does not work, try uninstalling the TikTok app and then reinstall it.

If you are on Android, you can easily uninstall the app by holding the app icon until it starts to “jiggle” (edit mode,) then drag the app to the “Uninstall” option at the top right corner of your screen; then, confirm the action by selecting “Uninstall.”

After, you can follow these five simple steps:

Step 1. Starting on your Android device’s home screen, you will want to navigate to and open the Google Play Store app.

Step 2. Once opened, go ahead and select the profile icon in the top right corner.

Step 3. Then, select the “Manage Apps & Devices” option.

Step 4. Choose the app(s) you would like to reinstall (in this case, TikTok.) If you are unable to locate the application, towards the top, you can select the “Installed” option and then the “Not Installed” option.

Step 5. Once you have found and selected the app(s,) you can now reinstall the app by tapping on the “Install” option.

This will reinstall the TikTok app and should resolve the bug issue, also hopefully returning the account that it made you unfollow.

If you are on an iPhone and believe this bug issue has caused you to unfollow an account forcibly, you can also uninstall the TikTok app and reinstall it.

To uninstall the app on your iPhone, If you touch and hold an app from the Home Screen and the apps start to jiggle: Tap the “Remove” icon in the upper-left corner of the app. In order to reinstall the TikTok app on the iPhone, follow these steps:

Step 1. While on your iPhone, proceed to and open the App store application.

Step 2. After, you can either select your picture at the top of the screen or engage the sign-in option.

Step 3. Select the “Purchased” option.

Step 4. If you have “Family Sharing” active, you will want to engage the “My Purchases” option, or you could also select a family member’s name in order to view their purchases.

Step 5. After, select the “Not on This Device” option.

Step 6. Locate the app(s) you would like to reinstall to your iPhone (in this case, TikTok). After, simply engage the “Download” option.

This will reinstall the TikTok app to your iPhone and hopefully resolve the bug issue, returning the follow to the account that it made you unfollow.

1. Check Your Followers to See Who You Used to Follow

It is safe to assume that nearly all of us on TikTok are guilty of following many content creators, perhaps, you like the content they put out, or you simply want to be able to show your support for the creator in any possible way you can.

In the scenario that you are new to the TikTok app, you could end up following what some may consider too many creators; in the process, losing track of whom and how many you follow on the TikTok app.

If only TikTok had a way for you to see all of the content creators you follow; oh, that is right, TikTok has such an option that you can access at any time.

One way to go about finding the account that you have unfollowed (accidental or not) is to check your follower’s list to see who may be missing from the list.

You can reach your follower list by logging into your TikTok account. Go to your FYP (For You Page) from your profile. Select “Following” from the left sidebar of your account. The list of people you are following will appear here.

This can be tedious and time-consuming; however, this could be the way to find the unfollowed account.

If you follow a large number of content creators, you can use the search bar on your following list to search for the account (if you remember the account’s username.)

If you do not remember the username of the unfollowed account, you can scroll through your following list and attempt to figure out which followed account is missing from the list.

2. Look At Your Favorited Videos and See If There Are Videos of Accounts You Used to Follow

A common side effect of scrolling through TikTok (especially for the first time) is that you may run across some videos that you want to save to show to a friend or family member later on, and in order to preserve said video(s) is to “Favorite” the video(s) for later viewing.

Also, maybe you simply would like to be able to finish watching the video(s) at a more convenient time.

At this time, you may also engage the “Favorite” option, or perhaps; you would just like to “Favorite” a video for the sake of it and or to supply the most engagement you can achieve with said video.

When you are on the TikTok app, watching videos from your favorite content creators, you have the option to “Favorite” videos that you enjoy or simply want to save for another time.

These favorite videos are added to your favorites, and you can reach these favorite videos by Tapping on your profile icon in the bottom right corner of the page. Click on the favorites icon located next to “Edit profile” on your profile page.

Find your favorite videos under the video section. If you have favorited one of the videos from the unfollowed account, the favorited video will remain in your favorite video holder.

With that said, you can locate the favorite video from the unfollowed account in question in your favorite video’s holder. This is certainly worth a try and could be the answer to finding the unfollowed account.

Seeing as no favorite video will be removed unless you have removed it yourself.

3. Look At Your Liked Videos and See If There Are Videos of Accounts You Used to Follow

On the TikTok app, you have the option to “like” videos that you find funny, amusing, simply entertaining, or want to show support for.

This “like” button is symbolized by a heart on the right side of your screen when scrolling through videos.

Once the heart button (like button) is tapped, the heart will become red, and a heart will float up from the center screen, showing you have liked the video. It is very possible that you may have liked one or many of the videos from the account(s) you used to follow.

Suppose you would feel better by offering your favorite content creators the most engagement with their content as possible.

With increasing their odds on the TikTok algorithm, the more you engage with a creator’s video, the better the chance of it going viral and or receiving the traffic you believe it needs.

One way you can achieve this is by “Liking” their video; aside from “Favoriting” and Sharing their video(s), the “Like” button is an excellent way to “push” the creator’s content.

Perhaps, you simply love to hand out all of the “Likes” you possibly can to both show the content creator support or encourage the viewability of their video(s); whatever your reason may be, the “Like” option is always there ready to be engaged.

In the case that you have liked one or more of the video(s) from the account you used to follow; you can check your “liked videos.”

In order to view your liked videos, you will want to navigate to your profile by tapping the profile icon in the bottom right of the page, then go to your settings options by tapping on the three horizontal lines in the top right corner of the page.

After, select the “Manage Account” option and then hit “Switch to TikTok Pro” (TikTok Pro is indeed free.) You can then see all of your liked videos, views, and followers. Hopefully, now you can see the video you liked from the account(s) you used to follow.

4. Look At Your Watch History to See Videos of Accounts That You Used to Follow

When encountering this problem of trying to find an account on TikTok that you used to follow, an excellent option to remember is your TikTok watch history; this contains all of the videos you have watched on the app.

Therefore, if you have watched a video from the account(s) that you used to follow, it will be in your watch history. Then you can correctly identify the account that you previously unfollowed. To view your watch history on the TikTok app, follow these easy steps:

Step 1. Start by going to and opening the TikTok app; after, proceed to your profile by selecting your profile icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.

Once you have, engage the settings menu option, indicated by the three lines in the top right corner of your profile.

Step 2. Afterward, navigate to and select the “Settings” option, then follow it up with tapping on the “Privacy” option.

Step 3. Under the “Privacy” option of the “Settings,” you will find a “Content & Activity” option; engage this option.

Here you will be able to view all of the videos you have watched on the TikTok app; with any luck, you have recently watched a video from the account that you used to follow.

5. Look At Your Messaging Apps and Check the Links You’ve Sent to Others; it Might Be of Accounts That You Used to Follow

No matter what messaging you may use, you should be able to send links from TikTok. This can be very helpful in this scenario, as if you have sent a link from the account that you used to follow, it will remain in the text message within the messaging app.

This is how you can view the account that you previously unfollowed (accidentally or not.) If you have archived the message, you should be able to reach the messaging app’s archive by tapping on the three stacked dots in the top right corner, where you can retrieve the message and the link within it.

6. Look At Saved TikTok Videos in Your Camera Roll and See If There Are Videos of Accounts You Used to Follow

A common practice on TikTok is to “stitch” videos together; with this in mind, you may have stitched a video with a video from the account you no longer follow. Also, luckily, all the videos you have created for TikTok are saved on your phone’s camera roll.

So, if you have stitched a video with the unfollowed account, the video should still be in your phone’s camera roll, so long as you have not deleted said video from your camera roll.

If you have deleted the video from your camera roll and are using your iPhone, you can retrieve the deleted video. Open the Photo app on your iPhone.

Tap on “Albums” at the bottom of the screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap the “Recently Deleted” album. Search for the video you want to restore. This is the simplest way of recovering a deleted video on an iPhone.

If this is not an option for you, there are also many photo/video recovery apps that could help you retrieve the video(s).

If you are using an Android device and have deleted the video from your camera roll (gallery), you can also retrieve the video.

One way you can retrieve the video is by checking the “Trash” file, and you can find the trash in your Google Files app (if you have it.)

You will want to open your Google Files app, then select the three horizontal lines in the top left corner of the screen to drop down a menu; on this menu, you will find your “Trash” file. You can also find the option in the same spot in the Google photos app as well.

If you do not have the Google Files app, or maybe you simply prefer not to use it. You can also use third-party apps to recover photos/video(s).

You can find these recovery apps in your device’s respective app store, most of which are free to use. For your Android device, the app store should be the Google Play Store, and for the iPhone (Apple,) you can install these recovery apps through the App Store.

All of these can be installed on your device and will recover deleted photos and videos. Also, most of these recovery apps will offer a helpful guide to assist you through the process.

So, if you have deleted the video that was stitched with the TikTok account that you no longer follow, you can get it back.

Final Thoughts

Accidentally unfollowing a TikTok account is very unfortunate, but as proven here, it is not impossible to find the account again.

If you know the account owner personally and or have them as a friend or follower on another app, you can reach out to them there and ask them what the name of their TikTok account is; then search it on the TikTok app.

Also, it is something to keep in mind that TikTok has had issues before with users losing followers and or unfollowing other accounts without their permission or consent.

This problem can also be traced back to a bug issue with the application (app), as this is what usually causes the problem of losing followers and or unwillingly unfollowing accounts that you follow on TikTok.

Maybe you intentionally unfollowed a TikTok account due to you no longer liking their content and or being displeased with the direction their content is turning towards.

Perhaps, you would like to be able to warn others against following the TikTok account, which can be understandable and, unfortunately, in some scenarios, entirely necessary.

Though if it is at a point of extreme concern, you may want to consider reporting the TikTok account. Now, whether or not the reported account will be removed or receive repercussions for disobeying TikTok’s guidelines is unfortunately not a guarantee.

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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