TikTok is a place where you can go viral overnight, but sometimes you’re left scratching your head, wondering who’s actually sharing your videos. Unfortunately, TikTok doesn’t offer a direct feature to see who has shared your videos. Bummer, right?
However, there are some roundabout ways to get a sense of your video’s reach. You can check out the analytics for your video to see how many times it’s been shared, but it won’t spill the beans on who exactly is doing the sharing.
If you’re a TikTok creator, you know that understanding your video analytics is like holding the golden key to TikTok stardom. So, while you can’t pinpoint who’s sharing, you can at least get a feel for how much your video is getting around. Keep an eye on those analytics, and who knows? You might just crack the code to TikTok fame.
Who Can Share Your TikTok Videos?
First things first, who can actually share your videos? Well, that’s up to you and your account settings. If you want to keep things on the down-low, you can set your account to private. This way, only your approved followers can see and share your videos.
To go private, head to your TikTok profile and tap the three-line menu at the top right. Then, tap ‘Settings and Privacy,’ followed by ‘Privacy,’ and toggle your account to private. Instead of going private you can also block the TikTok account of a person who is causing you trouble.
Can You See Who Shared Your TikTok Videos?
While you can see how many times your video has been shared, TikTok’s privacy policies keep the identities of the sharers hidden. So, you won’t know exactly who hit that share button, but you’ll know how many did.
TikTok analytics can be a treasure trove of insights, helping you understand your audience and how well your content is performing. But how do you actually get to those stats?
Step 1: Switch to a Pro Account
First things first, you’ll need a Pro Account to access analytics. If you’re still using a personal account, here’s how to make the switch:
- Open the TikTok app and go to your profile.
- Tap on the three horizontal lines in the top-right corner to access settings.
- Choose “Manage account,” then tap on “Switch to Pro Account.”
- Follow the on-screen instructions, and voila! You’re now a Pro.
Step 2: Access Analytics
Once you’re all set up with a Pro Account, you can start diving into those juicy analytics. Here’s how:
- Head back to your profile and tap those three horizontal lines again.
- This time, you’ll see an “Analytics” option. Tap it, and you’re in!
Step 3: Explore the Tabs
You’ll find three main tabs in the Analytics section:
- Overview: This gives you a snapshot of your profile’s performance, including video views, followers, and profile views.
- Content: Here, you can see how each of your videos is doing individually. You’ll get info on views, likes, comments, and shares.
- Followers: Want to know more about your audience? This tab shows you demographics like age, gender, and top territories.
Don’t just skim the surface; click on individual metrics to get more detailed information. You can see things like watch time, traffic sources, and even when your followers are most active.
TikTok analytics can offer a wealth of information if you know where to look. So, let’s break down how to get those extra details that can really make a difference.
When you’re in the “Content” tab, you’ll see a list of your videos. Tap on a specific video, and you’ll be greeted with a more detailed analytics page for that video. Here’s what you can find:
- Total Play Time: This shows you the total amount of time people have spent watching your video. It’s a great indicator of how engaging your content is.
- Traffic Source Types: This tells you where your viewers are coming from. Are they finding you through the “For You” page, or are they coming from shares or your profile? Knowing this can help you tailor your content strategy.
- Audience Territories: This shows you the top countries where your video is being viewed. If you notice a trend, you might consider creating content that resonates with that specific audience.
In the “Followers” tab, you can get even more granular data about your audience:
- Gender and Age: You’ll see a breakdown of your audience by gender and age group. This can help you create content that appeals to your primary demographic.
- Top Territories: This shows you where the majority of your followers are located. If you have a large following in a specific area, you might think about localizing your content.
- Follower Activity: This metric shows you when your followers are most active on TikTok. Posting during these peak times can increase the visibility of your videos.
Don’t forget, you can also change the time period for which you’re viewing analytics. Whether you want to see how you’ve done over the past 7 days or the past 28 days, you can adjust the settings to get different insights.
How to Check the Number of Shared Videos
Curious about how many times your video has been shared? Just follow these steps:
- Open TikTok and go to your profile.
- Tap the three-line menu at the top right.
- Choose ‘Creator Tools.’
- Tap ‘Analytics’ and voila! You’ll see your total shares under ‘Engagement.’
Shares for Specific Videos
Want to know the share count for a particular video? Easy peasy!
- Go to your profile and tap ‘Creator Tools.’
- Select ‘Content’ from the top menu.
- Tap on the video in question, and you’ll see the number of shares it has.
What About Notifications and Downloads?
TikTok won’t notify you when someone shares your video. And as for downloads, you can control that too. Just go to ‘Settings and Privacy,’ tap ‘Privacy,’ and then ‘Downloads’ to toggle this feature on or off.
Sharing Your Videos on Other Platforms
You can also spread your TikTok magic to other social media platforms. When posting a video, you can link it to other social media accounts. Or, go to the video you want to share, tap the three-dot icon, and choose where you want to post it. Just remember, the video will have the TikTok watermark.