Do you believe someone may have deleted the comment you left on one of their videos, and you want to know for sure?
While TikTok will not notify you when a comment is deleted, there are a few ways to figure it out for yourself.
In this article, I’ll share three different methods to know whether your comment was deleted, and even how to retrieve it and see what it said if it’s no longer available!
So without further ado, let’s get started.
How To Know If Someone Deleted Your TikTok Comment
Let’s look over the different ways to know whether someone deleted your TikTok comment.
We’ll start with the quickest method, but I’ll save the most reliable method for last in case the other two don’t work well enough, or you still aren’t certain whether your comment was deleted.
1. Manually Check The Video
The first – and perhaps the easiest way to know whether your comment has been deleted or not, is to simply revisit the video that you left the comment on.
Then, tap on the comments icon on the right-hand side of the screen.
Regardless of how many likes your comment has (or had), it will always show your own comment first – alongside the creator comments, and comments from other people that you’re following.
So, you only need to look amongst the comments that appear first to see whether or not yours is there.
If you know you left a comment on that video but it’s not appearing, than chances are it’s been deleted.
Note however that comments that are simply being suppressed or automatically hidden may still appear for you, even if the comment doesn’t appear for others. For example, if the comment is in review, or it contains a word that the creator has chosen to automatically filter comments for.
2. Ask The Creator Of The Video
Next, you can also ask the creator of the video directly if they have deleted your comment.
Currently, there are only three people that can delete a comment on a TikTok video – the video creator, the person that left the comment, or a moderator.
Since you’ll already know whether or not YOU deleted it, and it’s quite unlikely it was deleted by a moderator unless it broke TikTok’s rules, this leaves the video creator as the only person left who could have deleted it.
So, send them a private message (or leave another comment on their video) asking whether or not they deleted your comment. If they get back to you, you’ll know for sure whether or not it was deleted!
3. Download Your TikTok Data
The last, and most surefire way to know whether or not someone deleted your comment on TikTok is to request a copy of your TikTok data.
The data package that TikTok provides includes a record of all the comments you’ve left across all videos. Thankfully, this also includes comments that have been deleted.
So, if you grab your data package, you’ll be able to see the original comment you left. If it’s no longer on the video, you’ll know that someone deleted it.
Although getting a copy of your TikTok data can take some time, the entire process is actually quite easy.
To request a copy of your TikTok data, follow these steps:
- Open TikTok and go to your profile.
- Tap on the icon in the top-right corner with three horizontal lines.
- Tap on ‘Settings and privacy’ to pull up TikTok’s settings.
- Tap on ‘Privacy.’
- Under the ‘Personalization And Data’ section, tap on ‘Download your data.’
- Under ‘Select file format’, select TXT rather than JSON, and then tap on the ‘Request data’ button at the bottom of your screen.
- Wait a few days, then return to this page and visit the ‘Download data’ section to download your TikTok data, and full comments history.
You’ll then be able to download and look through your entire comment history!
Why Would Someone Have Deleted Your Comment?
Now that we know how to see whether someone has deleted your comment, it begs an interesting question – why would someone bother deleting your comment in the first place?
Ultimately, it could come down to a few reasons.
For example, some it could be possible that your comment was critical in some way, and some people can’t handle criticism very well. They may have deleted your comment to avoid other people from feeling the same way, and generally viewing their video in a more negative light.
Or, perhaps they are easily offended, and something about your comment was offensive to them.
Of course, it simply could have been an accident. Deleting a comment on one of your videos can be done in just a few gestures, making it possible that it was deleted by mistake while they were reading it.
Unless you ask them, there may not be any way to know for sure!
Note: Comments that violate TikTok’s community guidelines may be automatically taken down / hidden, or removed after they’ve been reported. So, if there is any chance that your comment broke TikTok’s rules, it’s possible that TikTok moderation may have been the ones to remove it, not the video creator themselves.
Currently, there are three ways to know whether someone deleted your comment on TikTok. You can either manually check the video itself, ask the creator directly, or download a copy of your TikTok data to look for the comment.
Of course, the only reason to know why it was deleted would be to ask the creator or moderator that deleted it.
I hope that you’ve found this article helpful, and you’ve managed to discover whether or not your comment has been deleted. Remember that no notification will be sent when this happens, so the above methods are the only ways to know for sure.
Wishing you the best,
– James McAllister