February 5, 2024

How to Delete Comments on TikTok: A Step-by-Step Guide & Why

Are you a TikToker? Ever posted a comment and immediately went “Yeah, this ain’t it”? Or had someone comment mean things in your TikTok videos? Learn how to instantly “go back in time” with today’s blog post.

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Uncalled for insults or hate from a complete stranger on one of your videos? I’ve been there. Comment sections can get hectic and, as a creator, when content creation speeds up (due to tools like Framedrop using AI to easily find highlights and convert them to TikToks in minutes) it can be near impossible to avoid the classic mean spirited comment. Even if you’re the commenter, we’ve all had cringey comments that aged like milk. The TikTok clean up starts today.

How to Delete Comments on TikTok: In Short

If you want to delete one or more comments on TikTok do the following:

  1. Open TikTok;
  2. Head to the video where the comment you want to delete is;
  3. Tap the speech bubble and find the comment;
  4. Press and hold it;
  5. Tap Delete;
  6. To delete multiple comments select Filters, choose up to 100 and tap Delete.

Deleting Comments

Deleting comments on TikTok is a simple task that puts you in the driver's seat of your content. With even big corporations getting into drama, sometimes it’s wiser to just delete and forget. If you've ever wondered how to maintain a clean and engaging comment section, you're in the right place. In this section, I'll walk you through the steps to swiftly remove comments and keep your TikTok experience exactly as you want it.

How to Delete a Comment on TikTok

Follow these simple steps to remove a comment of yours or unwanted comments from your TikTok videos:

  1. Launch the TikTok app on your mobile device;
  2. Go to the video from which you want to delete a comment;
  3. Click on the speech bubble to see the comment section. Then, find the comment;
  4. Press and hold it;
  5. Select Delete.

Deleting Multiple Comments at Once

If you want to delete multiple comments in a single go you can do so:

  1. Go to your video’s comment section;
  2. Click on the Filters option and start selecting the comments you want to delete (up to 100 according to TikTok themselves);
  3. Select Delete and confirm.

By following these steps you can delete comments that you regret making or comments on your videos that go against your vision of your community.

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Why to Delete Comments as a Creator

As a TikTok creator, it can be hard to moderate your account. The algorithm likes consistent daily uploads (just like YouTube Shorts) and content builds up fast. Some people might also call you out on the way you manage comments. Here’s why you shouldn’t care:

Your Rights as a Creator

When it comes to comments, you have the right to maintain a positive environment. You can delete comments that violate TikTok's community guidelines or your own house rules. This power guarantees that your space remains enjoyable, respectful and that you can tailor your own community to your liking.

Why You Might Want to Do It and Best Practices

Now, why hit the delete button? As we’ve mentioned there are several reasons why you would want to delete comments in your TikToks:

  • Harassment to you or other commenters;
  • To keep the discussion within the context of the video;
  • To remove spam and keep your comment section authentic;
  • Comments not aligned with your personal values;
  • Comments breaking your right to privacy;
  • Comments breaking TikTok community guidelines;

Remember that, although engagement is important, negative engagement can have a poisonous effect on your account and even drive away other viewers. In order to keep things in check there are some best practices you can follow:

  • Keep an eye out and do regular checks on comments to catch any bad ones early;
  • Clearly communicate your community guidelines;
  • Filter offensive language;
  • Encourage positive discussions and engagement;
  • Be consistent!

By keeping these things in mind you will be able to consistently enforce your moderation and improve your comment section. Be patient, it can take time to go through all the comments and start seeing a positive impact. Some comments will also land in a bit of a gray area and it is you and what you are comfortable with that dictate if they get deleted or not.

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Wrapping Up

Most of us have typed uninspired, cringey or mean comments at some point in time. It’s good that we can delete them and go back on our digital word. Some people never do though and that’s why it’s good creators can moderate their comment sections. Content creation is hard enough. The stress and negativity that can come from a rowdy crowd is often understated and many content creators have retired due to this. Moderation tools have become far better than they used to be even a couple of years ago and you can now avoid unnecessary drama by just taking some time of your day to clean up your TikToks’ comments. It’s 2024! Time flies so spend it on positive things that bring you joy. If you’re looking to save even more time, give Framedrop a try and turn your long-format videos to TikToks with AI.

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FAQ

How can I delete comments on TikTok?
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To delete one or more comments on TikTok, follow these steps. First, open the TikTok application on your device. Navigate to the specific video containing the comment you wish to remove. Once on the video, locate the speech bubble icon to access the comments section. Identify the comment you want to delete and press and hold it. A menu will appear, and you should select the "Delete" option. If you need to delete multiple comments, choose the "Filters" option, select up to 100 comments, and then tap "Delete" to remove them from the video.

Why should I delete comments on TikTok?
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Deleting comments on TikTok serves as a strategic measure to curate a positive online environment. By removing inappropriate content, negative remarks, and spam, you actively contribute to fostering a safe and respectful community for both yourself and your followers. This approach helps to prevent the spread of negativity, maintain your desired brand image, and create a space that encourages constructive engagement. Additionally, deleting comments can address trolling behavior and discourage disruptive elements, allowing you to shape a cohesive and enjoyable experience for your TikTok audience.

How do I delete all comments on TikTok at once?
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Currently there is no way to delete all comments on TikTok at once. Users need to manually remove each comment individually. Alternatively, creators can turn off comments for specific videos or limit comments to their followers only by adjusting privacy settings.

How do I know if someone deleted my comment on TikTok?
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Determining if someone has deleted your comment on TikTok can be challenging, as the platform does not send notifications for comment removals. If you suspect your comment was deleted, you can manually check the video in question to see if your comment is still visible. However, this method may not be foolproof, as the user might have restricted the visibility of comments to a specific audience. In such cases, it's challenging to confirm if your comment was deleted or simply hidden from certain viewers.

Published at
February 5, 2024
Filipe Pessoa

Having a bachelor's degree in Sociology and currently getting his Masters' in Marketing, Filipe has always followed a customer-centric ethos. In 2021, Filipe was part of one of the 3 European Innovation Academy winning projects - CultureKit - as its CMO. Since joining Framedrop in August 2022, Filipe has worked on a wide array of tasks such as Copywriting, Lead Generation, Influencer Marketing and even dipped his toes in SEO.

When not working, Filipe channels his creativity into music production in his home studio.

Favorite sport: Football ⚽️

Favorite hobby: Gaming 🎮

Favorite musical artist: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 🎸

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