If you’re a musician on TikTok, you may have encountered the dreaded block once in a while. This can happen for a ton of reasons, some of which include copyright issues or a violation of one of TikTok’s community guidelines. Regardless of how it happened, your video is not always gone forever. In this post, we’ll show you exactly what to do if this happens to you and how to prevent it from happening again in the future. Here’s what we know…
What To Do If Your Video Is Blocked on TikTok
“Why is my video blocked?”
Whether a single video gets blocked or your whole page, there are a couple reasons why TikTok would do this. By not following their Community Guidelines, you risk being blocked. This can range from promoting illegal activities in a music video clip of yours, nudity, violence, and a whole list of others which you can check out right here.
One of the most common reasons many of our clients see their videos blocked is from using more than 60 seconds for their video. We also see people confused about whether or not they should be using a business account or a creator account. One reason being that if you use a creator account, you can use the library of sounds on TikTok, but if you’re a business account, you can’t. Little things like this are important things to note to ensure you don’t see any issues down the line.
Now, let’s say you’ve already been blocked…
First, check your notifications. TikTok usually sends notifications explaining why a video has been blocked or removed. Look for any notifications in your TikTok app or email inbox to understand the reason behind the block.
Once you’ve identified the issue, you can edit the video to comply with TikTok’s guidelines. Remove any problematic content, such as explicit language, sensitive topics, or copyrighted material. Alternatively, you can delete the video altogether and post something else instead.
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Think you’ve been wrongly blocked?
If you’ve gone through all the guidelines and believe your video has been mistakenly blocked, you can actually appeal the decision with TikTok.
- To do this, go to the TikTok app’s Privacy and Settings section, then select Report a Problem. Explain the situation, provide relevant details and request a review of the video block. TikTok’s support team will assess your appeal and respond accordingly.
If the above steps don’t resolve the issue, you can reach out to TikTok’s support team directly. All you have to do is visit TikTok’s Help Center on their website and navigate to the appropriate support section. Look for contact options such as email, chat, or an online form to submit your query or complaint.
To wrap it all up…
At the end of the day, TikTok has the final say on content moderation decisions. If you content can’t be recovered, sometimes you just need to accept the decision and move on. The best thing you can do is respect their guidelines moving forward to avoid future issues. In the meantime, we hope this has given you some insight into the world of TikTok blocking.
Happy creating! ✨