If you rewatch a TikTok a 2nd time, does it count as two views, or just one?
This is an excellent question. Whether you’re watching somebody else’s TikTok or you just want to boost your own video’s view count, there is a right way, and a wrong way to go about it.
So, in this article I’ll be covering whether or not rewatches count as additional views, how many times you can do it, and the best strategies for boosting a video’s views quickly.
Let’s get started!
Does Rewatching A TikTok Count As A View?
Yes! Currently, TikTok will count a rewatch as a second view for a video, adding an additional view to its public view count.
However, this effect is limited if you’re watching your own TikTok, on your own page. This is to discourage people from simply setting their phone down, and letting the video loop over and over again in order to inflate the view count.
I’ll share a workaround for this a little bit later, but know that simply letting it loop won’t work if your goal is to get hundreds or thousands of views.
Anyhow, an additional view is added regardless of whether you exit the video and reopen it, or if you simply let it finish playing, and automatically start over from the beginning.
How To Artificially Boost Your View Count Quickly
So, what should you do if it’s your own TikTok?
As mentioned earlier, TikTok won’t keep boosting your views if you watch your own TikTok, the same way they would if you watched someone else’s. Eventually, they will cap it, and any additional views from you will no longer inflate the view count.
Thankfully, there is a workaround.
All you’ve got to do is use a 2nd account. TikTok allows you to have multiple accounts, so consider creating a second one if you haven’t already.
Then, all you’ve got to do is visit your main profile, and find the video that you’re looking for.
The quickest way to boost the views quickly is to open the video, and then immediately exit out of it. TikTok will count it as a view, even if you’re watching it for less than a second.
While testing this, I also found that it delivered views more reliably if you tap out of the video to go to their main profile, rather than flipping back and forth between two videos. While that may be quicker, it didn’t seem to count views as much when I tested it (plus it would boost the views for that other video an equal amount, which may appear suspicious to others.)
Doing only one video at a time makes it look like it actually was popular, and wasn’t simply faked. If you do two at once, it’s a lot easier for people to know that you messed with the view count (since they both will have about the same number of views.)
Before trying this strategy out however, I do have a word of warning you should know about.
Careful – This May Hurt The Video’s Performance!
Although it may be tempting to boost your video’s view count artificially, this isn’t actually a good idea if you value the long-term health of your page.
TikTok collects a lot of data when you post a new video, in order to gauge the video’s quality. They use things like how much engagement (likes, comments, shares) the video receives, the average watch time of the video, and a whole lot more to determine how far it should get pushed in people’s For You and Following pages.
If you boost your video on your own…
- You can only like it once, so the likes to views ratio will be very poor.
- The average view duration will be small, especially if you aren’t watching it all the way through.
- TikTok will see a lot of views, but other metrics won’t reflect that people actually enjoyed the video.
In a nutshell, this may hurt it from actually getting pushed out to other, real people.
But it gets worse.
TikTok doesn’t just take this data, and use it for this one video.
They also use the metrics of your past videos to determine how far of an initial push future videos get as well.
So, if this video performs poorly by TikTok’s standards, it isn’t going to just hurt this video. It will also hurt the other videos you’ll publish to your page later on as well.
For more information, see: How Long Does It Take To Get Views On TikTok? (Answered + Details)
This is one situation where it may be worth deleting the TikTok before publishing a new video in the future.
If you rewatch a TikTok video – be it by letting it loop, or returning to it later, it will indeed count as a second view.
However, this effect is limited if you’re watching your own videos, from the account that posted them.
While you can artificially inflate your views by watching the same TikTok over and over again from a separate account, this isn’t always a good idea as it can adversely affect the video’s reach to other, real users.
I hope that you’ve found this article helpful, and that it’s answered all of your questions.
If you have any other questions about TikTok, ask them below and I’ll be happy to help!
Wishing you the best,
– James McAllister