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Safety & privacy controls

Account settings

Account settings help you manage your account information, privacy preferences, and public presence.

These settings may vary depending on your region and version of the app.

Private account

By default, accounts for people under 16 are set to private which means you can approve or deny follower requests, and only people you’ve approved as followers can see your content. Accounts for people who are over 16 start out as public, which means any TikTok community member can view your public videos and post comments to engage with the content you’ve created and shared. You can easily change this in your Privacy settings. Learn more

Suggest your account to others

The Suggest your account to others setting allows others to discover your account. By default, this feature for people under 16 is turned off, but you can change this in your Privacy settings. Learn more

Personalized ads

TikTok works with select partners to provide advertisements to our community. You can choose to receive ads that may be more personalized based on your TikTok activity. Learn more

Download your data

The data we collect is used to help create your TikTok experience. You can request a copy of your data including profile information, your activity, and settings through our Download your data setting by selecting Download your data in the Privacy options. Learn more

Family Pairing

Family Pairing lets parents and caregivers link their TikTok account to their teen’s so together families can set guardrails on content and privacy settings. This feature gives parents and caregivers greater oversight and a more robust set of tools to create the TikTok experience that’s right for them. Learn more