If you do not fancy TikTok anymore or you wish to delete your account for whatever reason, it can be done asap and seamlessly through the app via your account settings. However, before you start, you must know that your account cannot be recovered immediately it is deleted.

Meaning, you cannot access your clips or purchases made via the app, but you should still see info like chats with other users. If you are still willing to go ahead with it, see How To Delete Your TikTok Account Permanently Using The App:

How Can I Delete My TikTok Account?

  • Launch your TikTok application on your iPhone or Android phone and get yourself logged into your account if required.
  • Head over to the “Me” tab.
Delete TikTok Account Permanently
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  • Click the 3 dots way up on your screen.
  • Choose “Manage my account.”

Delete TikTok Account Permanently

  • Click “Delete account” way down on the screen.


Delete TikTok Account Permanently

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  • Adhere to the on-screen instructions to continue and confirm your decision to delete.

You might need to go through a verification process after clicking “Delete account” way down on the “Manage my account” page, if, for instance, your Google account was used to create your TikTok account.

More Information About TikTok

TikTok is an iOS and Android social media video app for creating and sharing short lip-sync, comedy, and talent videos. The app was launched in 2017 by Chinese developer ByteDance, for markets outside of China. ByteDance, a Beijing-based company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming, had previously launched Douyin (Chinese: ??) for the China market in September 2016. TikTok and Douyin are the same but run on different servers to comply with Chinese censorship restrictions. The application allows users to create short music and lip-sync videos of 3 to 15 seconds and short looping videos of 3 to 60 seconds. It is popular in Asia, the United States, and other parts of the world. TikTok is not available in China, and its servers are based in countries where the app is available.

In 2018, the application gained popularity and became the most downloaded app in the US in October 2018, the first Chinese app to do so. As of 2018, it is available in over 150 markets and in 75 languages. In February 2019, TikTok, together with Douyin, hit one billion downloads globally, excluding Android installs in China.

Douyin was launched by ByteDance in China in September 2016. Douyin was developed in 200 days, and within a year got 100 million users, with more than 1 billion videos viewed every day. TikTok was launched in the international market in September 2017. On 23 January 2018, the TikTok app ranked #1 among free mobile app downloads on app stores in Thailand and other countries.

As of 2018, TikTok is now available in over 150 markets, and in 75 languages. TikTok was downloaded more than 104 million times on Apple’s App store during the full first half of 2018, according to data provided to CNBC by Sensor Tower, an app analytics platform based in San Francisco. It surpassed Facebook, YouTube and Instagram to become the world’s most downloaded iOS app for that time period.

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