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Wondering how you can share a TikTok video uploaded by another user? Now it is possible with the option to repost on TikTok.
In this article, we will answer the question, what does reposting on TikTok mean?
What Does “Repost” on TikTok Mean?
In sum, the repost button on TikTok allows you to share a video that another user has uploaded.
This is similar to functions on other social networks. X (Twitter) was the first network to coin the term “Retweet” in 2007 and since then, other social networks have followed their lead of adding a repost feature. For example, the repost options on Instagram, X (Twitter), and Threads.
TikTok also adopted the repost feature, so users can share other’s videos to the For You feed, and on the “Repost” feed in user’s accounts.
How to Repost Videos on TikTok
To repost in TikTok, follow these steps:
1 Go to the ‘For You’ feed.
2 Click on ‘Share’, the icon with an arrow below the comments button.
3 Tap on the ‘Repost’ option, a yellow button with white arrows.
4 Write a message that will accompany the reposted video.
5 Your followers and those you follow will see this video in their ‘For You’ feed, and under the Repost tab in your account.
Characteristics of the Repost
Although the term is the same as on Instagram, reposting on TikTok has some differences from other social networks:
✅ The video you repost will not appear on your profile feed, in contrast to Instagram or Twitter. The reposted clips will be seen only by users who follow you or that you follow, in the For You page and in the Repost tab in your account.
✅ You can’t share just any video you find on TikTok. It has to show up in the ‘For You’ section and the owner has to have the repost settings turned on.
This TikTok feature allows you to share videos you like, so the ‘For You’ feed continues to grow its presence for TikTok users. The repost you make will only appear in this section.
With over one billion monthly users, TikTok’s engagement leads the pack compared to other social networks. Use this opportunity to share content on this platform and continue growing with your community.
And if you haven’t started on TikTok yet, this TikTok marketing guide from Metricool is what you need.
How to Un-Repost on TikTok
If you decide you want to remove a video from your repost list, you can do so very easily.
Follow these steps to remove a repost on TikTok:
- Login to TikTok, and head to the Repost tab inside your profile.
- Find the video you want to un-repost and click on the arrow icon in the bottom right corner.
- The Share menu will appear, and here you will see a yellow button, Remove repost.
How to Make a Repost Public/Private
If you want your reposts on TikTok to be public, all you have to do is follow these simple steps:
- Head on over to your profile and click on the three horizontal line icon.
- Click settings and privacy.
- Scroll down to the repost section.
- Here you will be able to toggle between public and private.
Who Can See Your Reposts on TikTok?
The only users that can see your reposts would be your ‘Friends.’ The video you have chosen will likely end up on your friends ‘For You and ‘Following Feed’. The video will only be seen if you follow them and they follow you back.
Why Should You Repost Videos on TikTok?
Now you know how to repost and unrepost videos on TikTok, but why is this useful? For one, you can share videos that you think your audience will enjoy, or that focus on a topic related to your niche.
Secondly, if other users mention your business or brand, reposting these videos allows for users to see who is talking about your brand, and why they enjoy using your products or services. These can act as testimonials, without even needing to ask! Take advantage of this feature and if you need more guidance on how to grow on TikTok, we got you.