Tiktok Approved: How to Get Your Account Un-shadowbanned

Uh-oh, are you sitting there scratching your head wondering whether or not you may be shadowbanned on TikTok?
Trust me, you are not alone. The term shadowban is thrown around a lot and often misunderstood, so let’s clear things up together. In this blog post I will share with you the exact steps to get your account un-shadowbanned.
So let’s first take a look at what a shadowban is. This is when a social media platform blocks or partially blocks a user’s content, so that cannot be seen by others. A platform will not notify you of a shadowban which is why it’s so difficult to determine if you have been placed under a shadowban or not. Typically, a user would get shadowbanned for violating community or user guidelines.
On TikTok a user often thinks they are shadowbanned when their videos do not appear on the FYP or if their video has zero views. However, that is not technically a shadowban, instead it’s a case of the video underperforming and not being pushed on the FYP and video being reviewed.
A shadowban is a result of consistent violation of community guidelines. If you are not familiar with it, I strongly suggest you read the Tiktok Community Guidelines.
There are two major components to a shadowban on TikTok.
  1. No FYP traffic
  2. Not searchable under a hashtag
If you think you are shadowbanned, do this quick 2-step test!
Step 1:
Upload a video and post it with a small hashtag. A small hashtag is defined as something small enough that you can see if your video is categorized under that hashtag.
Step 2:
Log out of your account. Then, log in from another account or have a friend search for your video under that specific hashtag.
If you do find yourself in a shadowban situation. A typical shadow ban lasts 14 - 30 days. There are two options you can follow to avoid this situation.

Option 1

  1. Avoid posting any content that could violate any community guidelines.
  2. Delete any videos that have community violations from which you lost an appeal.
  3. Only post once per day - show TikTok you are improving your content and behaving and staying active on the platform - content that you know will perform well.
  4. Clear cache - to help reset temporary files that could have caused errors.
  5. Uninstall and reinstall app - you will lose drafts if you do this, but again can help if any glitches.
  6. Update the app.
  7. Wait - if shadowban remains longer than a month try option 2.

Option 2

  1. Delete your account.
  2. Start over.
  3. Do not post questionable content and improve video performance metrics, especially your watch time.
Good luck! I hope these tips help you.

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