What Does Account Not Found Mean on TikTok

Each TikTok profile has a unique link assigned to it. However, what does getting the “account not found” error mean when you tap on one?

TikTok is like a video streaming platform allowing users to create and share short videos with their followers.

However, on TikTok, if you get an  “account not found”  feedback in an attempt to locate a user's profile that was probably there the last time you checked.

In this article, you will learn what an account not found means on TikTok.

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What Does Account Not Found Mean on Tiktok

The error message “ account not found” on TikTok means that the account you are searching for cannot be found on the TikTok server, and this can be very disturbing, especially when you know the user is on TikTok. It makes you wonder what the problem is.

However, the “Account Not Found” error message on TikTok may be due to one of the following reasons;

1. The User Blocked You: The message could also be displayed when a user blocks you on TikTok,  restricting you from seeing their profile or contents.

2. The account has been deleted: If an account has been deleted on TikTok, you probably wouldn’t see the profile or any of the content that was posted by the user again.

3. Deactivated or Banned Accounts: Accounts that violate TikTok's guidelines may be deactivated or banned. Attempting to access these accounts will give an "Account Not Found" error message.

4. Poor Internet Connection: lastly, you can get this message with a poor internet connection.

How to know if someone blocks you

You can find out if someone blocked you on TikTok by following any of these methods;

  • Using a different account, search for their profile. If it shows up, then your account was indeed blocked.
  • Search or Scroll through your friend list for their profile; if they have blocked you, they won’t appear on your friend list anymore.


Why can't my friends find my account on TikTok?

Using the “Allow others to find me” in your settings means you can be seen on the “For You” page, and your username can be searched to find your account. But if this setting is turned off, you might be non-existent to everyone else on TikTok, as they might not be able to find you.

Can someone see I viewed their TikTok profile if I block them?

No, if you block a user, then they won't be able to see if you viewed their profile.

What happens when you deactivate a TikTok account?

If you deactivate your account on TikTok, nobody can see your account or any content you posted. However,  you can always change your mind and reactivate it anytime.


In summary, there are many reasons why the “account not found” message pops up on TikTok. However, this could result from a deleted or deactivated account or you being blocked by the user. Whatever the cause, remember to keep your cache clear, use a stable network connection, and adhere to TikTok’s community guidelines.

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