Tiktok provides an opportunity for its users to create any TikTok video and save them as a draft to revisit later or post in the future. However, if you don’t want to keep some videos even in drafts at any point, can you delete them on TikTok? How to delete drafts on TikTok? If you are wondering about the same, you are at the right article. So, let’s begin with today’s article.
Some of the ways to delete the TikTok drafts are as follows:
Method 1: Delete drafts one at a time
1. Holding the draft for a while
2. Using the “select” option
Method 2: Delete drafts in bulk
1. Uninstall the TikTok app
2. Select the drafts manually
3. Clear TikTok data
What Are Drafts On TikTok?
Drafts are the TikTok videos you create and save to revisit or upload later. Similar to normally uploaded videos, your drafts can be 10 minutes long. However, TikTok doesn’t save drafts on its server but only saves those videos locally, meaning that if you uninstall the TikTok app and reinstall it, you may not find your drafts.
So, it’s better to download the drafts onto your device to create a backup if you unknowingly uninstalled the TikTok app. This way, you can later choose to either upload the draft videos or delete them.
Where Are Drafts Located?
You find drafts on your TikTok profile page. You can locate all the drafts together in a dedicated draft folder. By following these steps, you will reach the drafts that you once created and saved,
Step 1: First, lauch the TikTok app.
Step 2: If you are using the guest account, log in to your TikTok account.
Step 3: Then, from the home page of the TikTok app, tap on the “profile” icon, which is on the bottom-right side.
Step 4: Automatically, you will reach the profile page where your drafts are in the middle section of the page. So, tap on the first file and scroll to find the particular draft you want to view or upload.
Can You Delete Drafts On TikTok?
Yes, if you can create drafts, you can delete them too. For example, you have a TikTok draft that is cringy or reminds you of someone you don’t like to think of, so you want to get rid of that draft as soon as possible. Would you leave that draft untouched in the draft folder? To help you out, TikTok supports deleting the draft with just a few clicks.
How To Delete Drafts On TikTok?
TikTok offers you very simple and few steps to delete drafts. However, you must remember you cannot easily recover the drafts if you want to delete them or uninstall the TikTok app. You can either delete a single draft one by one or delete the bulk of the draft at a time. The steps to delete drafts singly or in bulk are as follows:
Method 1: Delete Drafts One At A Time
To delete the drafts singly, follow any of the below-mentioned methods:
Holding The Draft For A While
This method is only applicable to Android users. The steps to delete a single video at a time are,
Step 1: First, open the TikTok app and log in to your TikTok.
Step 2: Then, tap on the “profile” icon in the right-hand corner at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: You will reach the profile page, where you will see your drafts and other videos in the middle of the screen.
So, click on the first draft folder and scroll down to choose a particular draft that you want to delete, but don’t tap on it yet.
Step 4: Hold the video for a while. You will see a pop-up option named “Delete draft.” Click on that option.
Step 5: Finally, tap on “Delete” to complete the deletion process.
Using the “Select” Option
If the holding method confused you, you might want to follow the below-mentioned steps to delete a single draft:
Step 1: Open the TikTok app and log in to your account.
Step 2: Now, click on the “profile” icon that appears in the screen’s bottom-right corner of the screen.
Step 3: You will reach the profile page, where you will see your draft folder and other videos in the middle section of the screen. Next, click on the first folder and scroll to find the draft you want to delete.
Step 4: Then, hit the “select” button from the interface’s top right-hand side.
Step 5: Click on the checkbox of the draft which you are willing to delete.
Step 6: At last, tap on the “Delete” option at the bottom of the screen, and you successfully delete the draft from the draft folder.
Method 2: Delete Drafts In A Bulk
There is no direct option on TikTok using which you can delete all your drafts at a go. However, I have found some loopholes(for both Android and iPhone users) using which you can delete many drafts in bulk, and those loopholes are:
Uninstall The TikTok App
If at any point you don’t want to keep any of your drafts, you can simply uninstall the TikTok app. However, since the drafts are only stored locally but not in TikTok servers if you knowingly or unknowingly uninstall the TikTok app, all your drafts get deleted.
To uninstall the TikTok app, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open Google Play for Android or App Store for iPhone.
Step 2: Then, on the search bar visible at the top of the screen, type “TikTok.”
Step 3: Now, tap on the first option on the recommendation list below the search bar.
Step 4: Finally, hit the “Uninstall” option below the TikTok icon.
Select All Drafts Manually
Suppose you are still skeptical about trying the first method, uninstalling the TikTok app, thinking that that method might delete other valuable stuff. In that case, I suggest you try the following steps:
Step 1: Open the TikTok app and log in to your account.
Step 2: Now, from the home page of the TikTok app, tap on the “Profile” icon set at the screen’s bottom right corner.
Step 3: After that, you will see a draft folder in the middle section of the screen along with other posted videos(choose the first icon).
Step 4: Click the “Select” button on the screen’s top-right side.
Step 5: Then, manually tap the check box above each draft’s cover photo.
Step 6: Finally, when you are all done, hit that “delete” button from the screen’s bottom section.
Clearing TikTok Data
Clearing TikTok data is similar to signing out of TikTok or uninstalling the TikTok app, meaning you will be automatically signed out of TikTok and have to log in to your account later.
If you are an Android user, you may want to follow these steps:
Step 1: First, find the TikTok app from your app gallery.
Step 2: Now that you found the TikTok app, press and hold the app for a while until the pop-up menu appears on the screen.
Step 3: Select the “app info” option to proceed.
Step 4: Next, tap on the “Storage and cache” or “Storage” (depending on the brand) button.
Step 5: Click the “Clear data” option to permanently delete TikTok data from your device.
Step 6: Finally, choose “Clear all data” to complete the procedure.
If you are an iPhone user, please follow the below-mentioned steps:
Step 1: Go to your device’s setting app.
Step 2: Now, scroll down and tap on the “General” option among all other options.
Step 3: Next, press the “iPhone Storage” button that eventually directs you to view the storage consumed by all the apps on your device.
Step 4: Search for the TikTok app from the list of apps and tap on it.
Step 5: After that, click on the “Offload App” option above the “Delete App” option.
Step 6: Finally, press the “Offload App” option on the pop-up menu to permanently delete the app data.
Can You Get Deleted Drafts Back On TikTok?
Yes, you can get your deleted drafts back on TikTok as they might be in your device’s app data. But unfortunately, you cannot get it from the TikTok app itself. If you uninstall the TikTok app or delete it manually, the draft disappears from the draft folder. Indirectly you can still view those drafts.
How Can You Recover Deleted Drafts On TikTok?
Since you cannot find once deleted drafts on TikTok’s draft folder, you might be able to find them on your device’s gallery, in the “liked videos” section, from SD cards, etc.
Drafts get saved in your device’s gallery inside the TikTok folder( if you have enabled the “Save to device” option). Open your gallery and scroll until you find the draft which you want.
In The “Liked Videos” Section
TikTok arranges a dedicated section to save the videos you liked. So if by any means you have liked your draft, you might be able to find that draft in the “Liked Videos” section. Try quickly scrolling through the “Liked Videos” section; you never know where you could discover the draft.
From SD Cards
Some users also like to use SD cards to create a backup for their drafts. In such a case, you can use Recoverit Video Recovery to recover your draft.
For more detailed information about how to recover deleted drafts on TikTok, go through my article: How to recover deleted drafts on TikTok?
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)
Here are some frequently asked questions that might be helpful to solve your queries related to drafts.
Can TikTok See Your Drafts?
The simple answer to can TikTok see your drafts is- no. TikTok has publicly announced that the drafts are limited to only its owner. Moreover, the drafts get stored locally (only on your device) but not on the TikTok server, so there is no way TikTok views your drafts.
If you need more reasons and clarification if TikTok views your drafts, go through; Can TikTok view my drafts?
Do Your Drafts Disappear Automatically?
If you didn’t save the draft properly, if your internet connection was poor while you tried to save the draft, if you “posted” the video except than saving it as a draft, if you uninstalled the TikTok app and reinstalled it, in all these cases, your TikTok drafts can disappear automatically.
If you are guessing if TikTok deleted your drafts, you are probably wrong because TikTok drafts are limited to the owner only, and TikTok has no access to them.
Can You Edit Your Draft Before Posting?
Yes, you can edit your draft any way you want before posting. The edit options are present on the screen’s right-hand side. For example, you can add music, and text, place stickers, add effects and filters, trim the draft, and many more.
Hence, users make TikTok videos and save them as drafts so they can revisit the saved drafts privately or upload them in the future. If you want to get rid of any of your drafts, you can delete them with a few quick steps, which I discussed in the article above.TikTok drafts are private and are only limited to the owners. So, why not make a TikTok draft?
I hope you clearly understood how to create, save and delete the drafts on TikTok.