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How to Permanently Delete TikTok Account


TikTok, formerly known as Musical.ly, is a widely popular video-sharing social networking service used to create short dance, lip-sync, comedy and talent videos. Since its launch in 2012, the app has over 1.5 billion downloads with nearly a billion active users.

On Monday 29th, TikTok, along with 58 more Chinese apps, was banned by the Indian government following increasing tensions between the two countries. In India’s defense, the Ministry argued that TikTok and several other apps were ‘prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.’

Following the ban, TikTok was immediately removed from India’s Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The increasing privacy risks and manipulation by the app has led people to delete TikTok and try other alternatives like Dubmash.

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How to Delete Your TikTok Account

If you’re deleting your TikTok account, the deletion is permanent and can't be reversed. Here’s the process of deleting your TikTok (Musical.ly) account:

  1. Tap the TikTok app on your smartphone and go to your Profile tab
  2. go to your profile section
  3. Tap the Settings icon in the top right corner
  4. find settings and tap on it
  5. Tap Manage My Account > Delete Account
  6. go to manage my account tab and then delete
  7. Follow the on-screen prompts to delete your account
  8. finally tap on delete

Once your account is permanently deleted:

  • You can't use your account to log in to TikTok.
  • You'll lose access to the TikTok videos you've posted on your account.
  • You'll lose access to purchased items and won't be able to receive a refund.
  • Shared information, such as chat messages, may still be visible to others.

Note: Similar to Facebook, once you’ve deleted your TikTok account, it will remain in "deactivated" status for 30 days in case you decide to rejoin. If you don't sign back in within 30 days, all of your account data and content will be permanently removed from TikTok.

Alternatives to TikTok

With India being one of TikTok’s biggest market, the app will definitely take a huge hit. At the same time, this has risen an opportunity for other applications to jump in and take over that market.

Here’s a list of alternatives to TikTok:

  1. Dubsmash

    Dubsmash is a popular music video application, with over 100 million downloads in 192 countries. Dubsmash lost some of its fame with the rise of Musical.ly (TikTok). The fact that Dubsmash has such a large community speaks about the sheer volume of the lip-syncing application.

  2. Likee

    Likee is a widely popular video creation and sharing platform with over 330 million downloads globally. The app features a vast amount of dialogue materials as well as a Music Magic filter that applies effects to videos based on the change of music volume or intonation. You can share your videos with a huge community and grow your followers instantly.

  3. Funimate

    Funimate is a fun video editor app that’s popular for creating musical video clips, lip-sync videos, slow-motion videos, and much more. You can choose from a huge library of popular songs and song effects to make a funny lip-sync video.

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