Restrictions and limits on TikTok

Restrictions and limits on TikTok


TikTok like any social media platform has a wide range of limits and restrictions. All this is understandable, because if it wasn’t for the limits and restrictions in place it would probably be horrible on TikTok. The limits and restrictions are there to maintain the stability of the infrastructure and to ensure the proper functioning of the platform. Not adhering to the limits and restrictions can lead to bans or permanent banning. Find out what the limits, restrictions and bans are on TikToku!

Video length limit on TikTok

Videos on TikTok are the most important element. Tiktok is based on video matrials. Initially, their form was short. TikTok allowed only 15 seconds of video. After some time 60 second videos (1 minute) were introduced. Now the video length limit on TikTok has been extended to 3 minutes!

You can now allow up to 180 seconds (3 minutes) of video by uploading it to TikTok. When recording a video you have the right to choose 1 of 3 video lengths, 15s, 60s and 3min!

User age limit

TikTok is not for everyone! You must be at least 13 years old to legally use the TikTok community platform! If you are under 13 years old you are using the platform illegally.

Name rules and restrictions on TikTok

The username and profile name should not be too long. Yes, these are 2 completely different things!

TikTok has thought of this for you and has limited the ability to create a username to 24 characters. For the profile name it has set a limit of 30 characters.

The limits also apply to changing your name on TikTok (your username). You can change your TikTok name freely after 30 days have passed since you last changed it.

TikTok limit on LIVE coverage

Do you want to conduct live broadcasts, the so-called LIVE? Can’t find this option anywhere?

Not everyone on TikTok can record LIVE! To record LIVE broadcasts you need to have at least 1000 (in words: one thousand) followers. This means that if you have less followers, you can forget about live streams. Unless you buy followers from us 😉 You are welcome!

Limit of logged in accounts in the application

After installing the TikTok application you can log in with up to 3 TikTok accounts. Unfortunately TikTok does not allow an unlimited number of accounts pinned to the app. 3 and that’s it!

Limit on profile description on TikTok

The limits also apply to your profile description. Unfortunately there are only 80 characters available. TikTok does not allow you to write too much. You have to fit what is most important in 80 characters.

Additionally it allows you to embed links in your description, in fact it allows you to embed 1 active link. Think carefully about where you want to refer your audience!

Limits and restrictions on likes

Would you like to like videos endlessly? Without worrying about anything? Unfortunately, this is not possible! TikTok allows you to like a maximum of 500 videos per day. In addition to this element, be careful to keep the pauses between likes appropriate and natural.

If you like videos on TikTok too fast you may get temporarily blocked!

Follow limit

You can do a maximum of 200 observations per day…. This is not much, other platforms allow more! This limitation is placed not per user IP, but per account. This means that from each account you have you can make 200 observations.

Video description restrictions

The description of the video you upload to TikTok also has its limitations.

When posting a video, you can use a maximum of 5 hashtags. This is not Instagram, which will allow you 30…. The restrictions and limits on Instagram are more accessible to users.

The video description cannot exceed 150 characters. Hashtags are also included in this limit!

Limitations on private messages (direct messages)

On TikTok you can send up to 1000 private messages per day. The message should not exceed 6000 characters. However, there are additional restrictions you should be aware of!

You must be at least 16 years old to send messages on TikTok. You should be a friend of the user you want to send a message to. You won’t be able to send messages if the user doesn’t want you to and you have set this option in your security settings. If a user sets their “Who can send direct messages” to “Nobody”, then nobody can send them direct messages.

Restrictions on what is covered in the video

TikTok strives to create a platform that is friendly and safe for users, who are mostly minors. TikTok does not allow nudity, pornography or sexually explicit content.

They also prohibit the posting of content depicting or supporting nonconsensual sexual acts, the sharing of nonconsensual intimate images, and the sexual solicitation of adults.

Find out the answers to the most frequently asked questions

Can exceeding the limits result in a ban?

Of course it does. Frequent rule violations can have consequences!

Can you request an increase in the limits?

No, all limits are the same for everyone.

Does TikTok verify everything manually?

No, verification of limits is automatic.

I am under 13 years old, can I use TikTok?

You should not use Tiktok if you are under 13 years old.

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