Consider TikTok like your best friend who knows all about your likes and dislikes, or the nosy neighbor who keeps track of you. TikTok has a good grasp of your interests and what you’d like to watch on your For You page. But you might be bored of constantly being fed the same kind of content and might want to change your interests on TikTok FYP. But how to change your interests on TikTok FYP?
To change your interests on TikTok FYP, you can update your interests from your TikTok profile. Other factors that contribute to changing your interests on TikTok FYP are liking, sharing, and commenting on the videos you enjoy; your watch time; the type of content you search on the discover tab, and so on.
If you want to learn more about how to change your interests on TikTok FYP, read on!
What Is TikTok’s FYP?
FYP stands for For You Page on TikTok. TikTok’s FYP is a curated page for individual users according to their content preferences.
In The FYP page, you can see the content from other users you don’t follow on the basis of your behavior on the TikTok app.
The Mystery Behind TikTok’s Algorithm
What makes TikTok’s FYP so engaging and how it is curated was a mystery for a very long time. Nobody had cracked the code and TikTok users could only have different assumptions and interpretations of their own.
However, later in 2020, the company cleverly explained that “the best way to curate your For You feed is to simply use and enjoy the app” through a blog. According to it, you should follow new accounts and explore the Discover tab and TikTok will curate your FYP accordingly.
How To Change Your Interests On TikTok?
It is easy to change your interests on TikTok. To change your interests on TikTok, what you can do is:
Step 1: Open The TikTok App
Firstly, open the TikTok app on your phone and log in to your account by entering your login credentials.
On the web, you can simply go to the TikTok website and log in to your account there.
Step 2: Tap On Your Profile Icon
Then, tap on the profile icon at the bottom right corner of your screen.
Step 3: Tap On The Hamburger Icon
Once you go to your profile, tap on the hamburger icon (three horizontal lines) at the top right corner of your screen.
Step 4: Select “Settings And Privacy”
Then you will see two options. From the options, choose “Settings and Privacy”.
Step 5: Go To “Content Preferences”
Then go to “Content Preferences” under the Content & Activity section.
Step 6: Click On “Update Interests”
Here click on update interests.
Step 7: Select Interests From The List
Then select the interests you want to add from the list.
Step 8: Hit “Save”
Finally, hit save and your interests will be changed on TikTok’s For You page.
Note: If there is no option to update interests in the content preferences, there’s an option to choose a video language. In such a case, you can choose a specific language and TikTok will curate your For You page based on your chosen language. Here, it delivers the content based on the geo-location of countries where your preferred language is spoken.
How To Fix TikTok’s “Update Interests” Missing?
TikTok users have been complaining a lot about the issue of not finding the “Update Interests” option on the version of the app they are currently using.
In such a case, you can try these fixes and see if it solves this issue of yours.
Uninstall And Reinstall The TikTok App
You can try uninstalling and then reinstalling the TikTok app so that the system gets rid of the app data and cache for the time being.
This will change your TikTok preferences, and you can start fresh by liking new content that shows up on your account.
Clear The App’s Cache
Clearing the TikTok app’s cache clears out all the previous information stored on the app and makes room for new data. To clear the app’s cache, first, Open the TikTok app and log in to your profile > Go to your profile > Tap on the hamburger icon > Go to Settings and privacy > Tap on clear cache.
How To Change Your Categories On TikTok?
You are offered to choose from a bunch of categories when you first sign up for TikTok. You might be 19 back then and your content preferences might have changed over time. What to do in such a case? How to change your categories on TikTok?
To change your categories on TikTok, just follow the simple steps mentioned below:
Step 1: Open The TikTok App
First, log in to your account after you open the TikTok app.
Step 2: Click On Your Profile Icon
Then click on the profile icon that you can find in the right-hand corner of your screen. This will navigate you to your TikTok profile.
Step 3: Click On The “Edit Profile” Option
Once you go to your profile, click on the “Edit Profile” option.
Step 4: Tap On The Category Tab
Then find the category tab and click on it.
Step 5: Choose A Category
Here you can choose a category that best fits your TikTok profile.
Step 6: Hit The Save Button
Once you are done choosing a category, hit the “Save” button.
Recent update: You need to have at least 10K followers to be able to change category on TikTok.
How To Reset Your TikTok FYP (For You Page)?
If you do not like your recent FYP on TikTok and want to reset it, I’ve got you covered.
There are various ways that you may try to rest your TikTok FYP. Some of which I’ve mentioned for you are:
Clear Your Recent Searches
One of the ways to reset your TikTok account is to clear the recent searches from your account. To do that, firstly open the TikTok app > Login to your profile > Tap on the search bar > Clear the recent searches.
Another great way is to clear the cache and start fresh.
To clear the cache of your TikTok profile, first, open the TikTok app and log in to your account > Tap on your profile icon > Tap on the hamburger icon > Go to Settings and privacy > Tap on clear cache.
Hit On The “Not Interested” Option
To rest your TikTok FYP, another thing you can do is hit on the “Not Interested” option every time you see a video you do not like. You can do this by tapping and holding onto the video until a pop-up menu appears.
From the menu, you can select the “Not Interested” option and the video will be hidden from your For You page. This will also stop these kinds of videos from appearing on your FYP in the future.
If you are tired of seeing the same old type of content on your FYP, probably it’s time to dislike the TikTok videos you’ve liked before. This will let TikTok know that you are no longer interested in such kinds of videos.
You can also unfollow certain TikTok accounts to stop seeing their content on your TikTok feed. Additionally, you will not only stop seeing their content, but also the content that is similar to theirs.
Unfavorite The Videos
Another way is to unfavorite the TikTok videos from your profile. If there are videos you have added on favorites in the past, but now are no longer interested in then unfavorite those videos. This will also help in resetting your FYP page on TikTok.
How To Customize Your “For You” Page On TikTok?
The mystery behind TikTok’s algorithm has not been solved yet. But what we can assume is that TikTok curates your FYP page on the basis of your likes, comments, and watch. There are also rumors that TikTok listens to your voice and customizes the FYP accordingly (but this has not been proved yet and is called a rumor for a reason!)
After you have adopted all the measures to reset your TikTok FYP page, now you can go ahead and try the methods to customize your For You page on TikTok.
To customize your For You page on TikTok, you can try the following methods.
Hit The Follow Button
To customize your FYP, you should follow the users/accounts in whose content you are interested. TikTok will thus know what your content preferences are and then will curate your For You page accordingly.
Watch And Re-Watch
TikTok keeps track of how much you watch certain content. So if you want TikTok to keep on feeding you with such content, you can watch and re-watch the videos you like.
Hit Like And Share
Hitting on that like button and sharing the content with your friends has a great impact on how TikTok customizes your FYP.
So before you randomly hit on that like button, be a little stingy with it as it can mess up the TikTok algorithm and you might get random content on your FYP. The same goes for the content you share.
Use The Discover Tab
The Discover page on TikTok works just like Instagram’s Explore page. Here you can find trending sounds, and hashtags and have a search bar.
In the search bar, you may search for the specific kind of content you wish to watch. TikTok will track this move of yours as well.
Add To Favorites
Adding to Favorites is a way to save your favorite videos on TikTok for the future. This way you can always come back to it and watch it again. This lets TikTok know that you want to see more content as such in the future.
It not only helps the TikTok algorithm to know about your preferences and customize them for you, but it will also help you to save ideas for later if you also wish to create content as such in the future.
TikTok takes into consideration every kind of engagement on the platform to build better recommendations and comments also play a key role in that.
If you’re someone who doesn’t comment unless you have something interesting to contribute, then you should change your way and start commenting on the videos you find interesting.
This also plays a huge role in customizing your TikTok FYP.
If you played a particular video for longer than usual, then TikTok instantly tracks that and marks it on your interests.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Here we’ve gathered some frequently asked questions related to the topic, so read on if you have similar queries.
How To Find TikTok Popular Songs And Hashtags?
You can find TikTok popular songs and hashtags on the hashtag search results.
To find TikTok popular songs and hashtags, first, open the TikTok app > Go to the Discover tab > Tap on a video > See the hashtags and songs used > Type it on the search bar.
How To Add Sounds To TikTok Favorites Section?
To add sounds to TikTok favorites section, first, Open the TikTok app > Search for the sound > Click on the sound under the sounds tab > Find the sound > Tap on “Add to Favorites”.
Can TikTok Track Me If I Don’t Have A TikTok Profile?
The simple answer to this question is Yes!
TikTok allows you to watch videos on the app or its website even if you don’t have an account. But you should know that TikTok also tracks your location from the time you first installed and signed up on the app on your phone.
To conclude, you can change your interests on TikTok by updating your interests on TikTok, by liking, sharing, and commenting on the videos you are interested in; watching videos you like for longer; searching for the content you want to watch on the discover tab, and so on.
Additionally, you can dislike the videos that you no longer find interesting, unfollow certain accounts, tap on the “Not Interested” option on the videos that you don’t like, etc.
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