Why is My TikTok Under Review

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why is my tiktok under review

If your TikTok post is under review or it is sitting at 0 views, don’t worry, here I will explain everything why it is happening.

Why your TikTok is Under Review: This mainly happens because TikTok’s algorithm blocks people from uploading videos they don’t own, people just download other viral videos and upload to their profile to gain followers and views. However, this is not the only problem.

One more thing, please do not judge yourself for being a shadow band, so do not worry about that also please make sure you do not private your videos or delete your videos when this happens if you’ve already done it, it can actually ruin your account.

Another Important thing to note, If your TikTok video is under review, it means that TikTok’s moderation team is checking the video to make sure it complies with their community guidelines. This can happen if your video has been reported by other users or if it contains content that TikTok deems inappropriate.

While your video is under review, it will not be visible to other users on the app. The review process usually takes a few hours, but it can take longer if there is a high volume of videos being reviewed.

Once the review is complete, TikTok will either approve the video and make it visible to other users, or remove the video if it violates their community guidelines. If your video is removed, TikTok will send you a notification explaining why the video was removed.

If you believe that your video was removed in error, you can appeal the decision by following the instructions in the notification you receive from TikTok.

Let’s Figure it out Step by Step.

Check If TikTok is Down Today

You can easily find out whether TikTok is going through some technical problems at the moment or not.

You can visit this page to see yourself:  If you see a huge red spike then guess what TikTok is down, it can be anything, Like Sever outages, application glitches, and so on. You can read more about the recent issues on the page.

why my tiktok is on reivews

So, don’t delete your videos don’t private your videos just be patient leave it until it gets resolved. Moving onto the common issues.

Some of the Common Reasons Your TikTok Post is Under Review

  • Your Account is new, you just started posting on TikTok. 
  • You’re posting content that TikTok does not think they have an audience for.
  • You are using VPN to post your videos.

If there is no glitch on TikTok and you don’t have any of the above 3 common reasons then it is time to check the community guidelines as following.

How long does a TikTok video under review take?

Sometimes, it takes only few hours, but the length of time it takes for a TikTok video to be reviewed can vary.

Typically, videos are reviewed within 24-48 hours of being uploaded, but the review process can take longer if there is a high volume of videos being reviewed. In some cases, it can take up to several days for a video to be reviewed and approved.

During the review process, the video will not be visible to other TikTok users. If the video is found to violate TikTok’s community guidelines, it may be removed from the app, and the user who posted the video may be notified of the violation.

If the video is approved, it will become visible to other users, and the user who posted the video will be able to see the number of views and engagement on the video.

Violation of TikTok’s Community Guideline 

There are four main categories on why a video might be under review.

1 Adult content: So say if you’re showing a little bit too much skin in a video it could be under review, why? The algorithm is what detects this. 

Let’s say you’re showing a naked baby that you know doesn’t show anything but the algorithm just sees the naked baby and says oh that’s adult content and it immediately flags. 

2. Violence: If your TikTok shows any kind of violence, they might put it under review.

3. You promoting misconduct or criminal behavior whether you’re kind of advocating for a criminal or going against the law.

4. Copyright infringement, so if you’re using a video that’s clearly somebody else’s. If you took a video that was posted elsewhere on youtube or TikTok and you’re posting. Your video can fall under copyright infringement.

TikTok Review guidelines

TikTok’s AI is actually detecting such things through your video content and movement of objects.

What Happens If you Haven’t Done Anything Wrong?

Your video will go through a review process, somebody will take a look at it and if they deem it as okay then they’ll just lift that review.

Someone Reported Your Post on TikTok

Sometimes people in your niche do report you to defame you, especially if you are in competition with each other. Secondly, if your video shows a dangerous activity, such as car drifting, or use of a weapon then people do report it and your post can go under review. 

Appeal Your TikTok Post Under Review

You should always appeal if you know you haven’t violated any policy using this link .

Also, type an email to business-servicesupport@tiktok.com. Type 2-4 emails a day, because your email may get lost.

Wait for 24-48 hours, if the restriction is not lifted on your video, you should delete it.

You can be permanently banned on TikTok if you severely violated TikTok’s policy, find out how many chances you are given before you are permanently banned.

How Does TikTok’s AI put your video Under Review

We have to understand that this restriction of being under review is carried out by AI, meaning that there is no human behind this restriction. So when, sometimes in the background, your videos get secretly locked by TikTok, and you only come to realize when you try to share it to other social media platforms it says, “your video is under review and can’t be shared right now”.

It happens to those videos that approach the boundary or borderlines of TikTok Community Guidelines without actually breaking the guidelines. TikTok’s AI finds somewhat offensive somewhat scandalous, or objectionable. They don’t want to take it entirely down therefore the AI flags it and your post goes under review. It is an extremely unfair method, but now you at least know, why it is happening. 

However, when you get a community Guidelines violation on TikTok, you get the video removed and you have the option to appeal but this is like a secret disappearance, the only way you figure it out is happening to your video is when you try to share.

How to Avoid AI Detection on TikTok

The only way you can avoid this issue is by simply watching your video before posting it. Make sure you are not showing too much skin and your actions do not impersonate any violence or sexual behavior. Also, you are using music from TiTok’s music library only.

What happens when your TikTok account is under review?

It means that TikTok’s moderation team is checking your account to make sure it complies with their community guidelines. This can happen if your account has been reported by other users or if it contains content that TikTok deems inappropriate.

While your account is under review, in some cases, you will not be able to post new videos, comment on other users’ videos, or use certain features of the app. Additionally, your existing videos may be hidden from other users on the app.

The review process can take several days or longer, depending on the volume of reports and the complexity of the issues involved. If TikTok finds that your account violates their community guidelines, they may take actions such as removing your videos or even permanently disabling your account.

Lastly, If you believe that your account was reviewed in error or if you have questions about the review process, you can contact TikTok’s support team for assistance.


TikTok’s review process is not fair yet. However, you can avoid this problem of being under review in the future by checking everything on your video as explained above. Plus, you can help your video Go Viral by applying the following techniques.

How to Get Crazy Views on TikTok

The Best Way to Go Viral on TikTok

How to Get Famous on TikTok

Categories: TikTok

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.


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