The TikTok algorithm is what makes the social media platform so popular. It quickly learns what you like and is frighteningly adept at it. We’ll show you how to update your “For You” page with some helpful hints.
You might be asking why you’d ever need to “reset” the algorithm if it’s so good at getting to know individuals. Isn’t it supposed to change with you? That isn’t always the case. It sometimes takes a bad turn down the road and there’s nothing you can do about it.
Regrettably, there isn’t a large “RESET” button to press. The only method to fully reset your account is to establish a new one. The good news is that you can do certain things to help rewire your FYP.
Clear the Cache
The first thing we can do is clear the cache in your account. A “cache” is only a software feature that saves data for later retrieval. To begin, go to the profile tab of the TikTok app.
- Then, in the top right corner, hit the hamburger menu symbol and select “Settings and Privacy.”
- “Free Up Space” is located at the bottom of the page.
- Finally, next to “Cache,” press “Clear.”
Everyone understands that liking a video indicates that you enjoy the material and want to see more of it. Did you realize that you can “dislike” videos as well? Although it isn’t a genuine “dislike” button, you may inform TikTok that videos that appear on your “For You” tab aren’t for you.
- Simply press and hold on a video on the “For You” page.
- You can choose “Not Interested” from a menu that appears. Tap “More” if you want to be more precise about why you’re not interested.
- “Hide Videos From This User” or “Hide Videos With This Sound” are now options.
The final step may appear to be self-evident, but it should not be missed. Unfollow accounts that you are no longer interested in. Select “Following” from the profile tab.
To unfollow any account, simply tap the “Following” icon.
It’s as simple as that. These hacks won’t take you back to when you first started using TikTok, but they will help influence the algorithm’s trajectory over time. It’s just as vital to tell TikTok what you don’t like as it is to tell it what you do.