How to Change Your Interests on TikTok

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How to Change Your Interests on TikTok

Normally TikTok picks your interest based on your interaction with various videos in the past 48 hours.

To Change TikTok interests simply go to settings and privacy under profile and select content preferences, pick filter video keywords. Alternatively, stop watch undesired videos completely and TikTok algorithim will notice your interest.

However, if you are brand new on TikTok, or you already are an old user but want to change your For you page feed according to your desired interest then follow the below step by step methods.

Method 1:

1. Open TikTok and from the homepage click the profile.

2. On your profile page, tap on the three lines or three dots button in the top right corner and it will open up the settings and privacy.

3. In settings under the ‘content & activity’ heading select ‘content preferences’.

How to Change Your Interests on TikTok

4. To update interests you should click the option Filter video keywords, lets say you don’t videos about dog, just put the dog keyword and save, and now TikTok would slowly stop showing you videos contain dog keyword in Video descriptions. 

How to Change Your Interests on TikTok

Here you go, those new interests will be added to your profile. However, you should go to your mobile settings and then app and then Pick TikTok and clear its cache. In case you can’t see above options, checkout following methods.

I Can’t See Content Preference Option on TikTok

In this case, you are required to select a particular language and TikTok will feed your FOR YOUR page content around your chosen language, it will pick Geo-locations of countries where your preferred language is spoken and deliver content according to that.

I Don’t Want to See Content From a Particular Creator 

This is not that hard, go to your for you page and let’s say you don’t like a particular video or creator, press and hold on to that video, a small window will popup select more> then Select Hide videos from this user.

change Your Interests on TikTok

I Want To See A Particular Type of Content in my Feed

Let say you like a dance-type video, when you scrolling through your FOR YOU Page, do press like on such videos and comment under that and share on other social media, if you don’t want to share the video simply leave it in the draft by pressing the share button.

You can revisit that video, and TikTok’s AI will pick your interest based on No. of views and it will start feeding your desired content in the future, however, if you spend more time on other types of content, TikTok will change back to your recently watched content types.

Lastly, you can go to search on TikTok and type your interest there, if you find a video of your interest, click that and play, this method will quickly change your interest in TikTok.

What is TikTok’s FOR YOU Page

The For you page is based on your interest and TikTok’s algorithm presents you with a collection of videos you should enjoy based on your behaviour in the app.

It’s subjective to determine what are considered as “bad interests” on TikTok. However, some interests that might be deemed inappropriate or offensive by some users include:

  1. Hate speech or promoting violence
  2. Nudity or sexually explicit content
  3. Spam or misleading information
  4. Cyberbullying or harassment


TikTok’s app is constantly changing, and their main purpose is to keep you on their app by feeding you content that keeps you glued with their platform rather than what you want to see, because the more time you spend the more they can serve you add and make money, you can learn how to go viral on TikTok by following below methods.

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Tessa Smith

Tessa is a technology enthusiast, Digital Marketer, and tech support with over 4 years of experience. She has worked as Freelance digital marketer. Tessa enjoys writing helpful content about technologies and latest apps.