What is TikTok’s ‘profile view history’ and how do you turn it on?

TikTok is putting lurkers in check. The “profile view history” tool is back. 

Whether it’s creeping on a crush or nemesis from afar, we’ve all peeked around a person’s profile knowing they would never find out. And as users ourselves, we’ve all wondered if anyone was secretly perusing our own profiles. 

Most apps, however, don’t allow people to see who has viewed their profiles — not unless the person has liked or watched a post. Now TikTok has enabled the feature. 

What is the “profile view history” on TikTok? 

The tool allows users to see any accounts that have viewed their profile in the last 30 days. You’re the only one who can see your history. However, the setting does come with a couple of caveats. 

Only users who have also turned on the feature will show up in your history. This means other people who have the feature turned on will also be able to see that you’ve viewed their profile. 

How to turn on “profile view history” on TikTok? 

Step 1: Open your TikTok profile. 

Step 2: Tap the three dashes in the top right-hand corner.

Step 3: Hit the eye symbol. 

Step 4: Locate the “turn on profile view history” option. Select “turn on.” 

Step 5: View your results. 

People react to TikTok’s “profile view history” update 

“What is this new TikTok update. How am I supposed to stalk people discreetly when there’s a ‘profile view history’ setting?” @haileyy_ said on Twitter

“I’d rather put a fire out with my face than turn on TikToks profile view history,” @IiamEh wrote on Twitter

“I turned on profile view history on TikTok just so I can see if my ex is looking at my account,” @mwapatches said in a tweet

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