TikTok is a social media platform that allows users to create, upload and share short videos with their followers.
When TikTok was launched, the perception most people had of it was it was an online playground for youngsters.
Slowly, it gained momentum and has pulled users from many demographics leading to about three billion downloads.
The perception has also changed such that companies, and personal brands now allocate budgets for marketing and advertisement on TikTok.
And there is probably no day you don’t come across a TikTok video on different social media platforms.
All these progress regardless, so many people for some reason do not think it is necessary to create a TikTok account.
While some still hold on to their initial perception of TikTok, others are overwhelmed by the number of social media platforms in existence. Then there are people who have no real use for it.
While for others, the worry is that it could get addictive and they do not want to spend their time on yet another social media platform. Your reasons are valid whatsoever.
And not having an account should not stop you from checking out an interesting video.
So, in this article, you will see just how to go about watching videos on TikTok without an account.
Drawbacks of Using TikTok Without an Account
I should mention that though you can watch videos without an account, there are a lot of other features you may not be able to access because you have not signed up for an account.
Some of these drawbacks are that you won’t be able to write comments, watch TikTok Live, upload videos, or like videos.
This prevents you from having the full TikTok experience. But if you are certain that you don’t want a TikTok account, then keep reading.
6 Ways to Watch TikTok Videos Without Creating an Account
Here are six ways to watch videos without creating an account.
It is possible to watch a video by logging into the official TikTok website. You can open the website on any web browser.
This works both on mobile devices (Android and iOS) and personal computers (laptops & desktops).
Here you will be able to watch only popular or trending videos. But if there is a specific TikTok account you want to see, then move to the next point.
Search by URL
This is for instances where you know the username of the account you want to watch videos from.
Here is what you should do. Copy and paste this URL https://www.tiktok.com/search/user?q=beyonce into the search bar of your preferred browser.
Change the name “beyonce” to the name of the account you want to search for. Then click enter. Doing this will display all the accounts with that username.
Then you can select the exact account you are looking for. You will be asked to do a simple verification and viola! The videos are right there on your screen.
Alternatively, if you already know the exact username you want to see, simply use tiktok.com/@beyonce.
Once again, you have to change the name from “beyonce” to the username you want to search for. Easy, right? The next point you are about to read is even simpler than this.
TikTok Web Viewer
A TikTok web viewer is a third-party site used to watch TikTok videos. Beyond watching, you can download, analyze and browse anonymously.
Now, this is one of the easiest ways to watch TikTok videos without creating an account. A good and popular example is UrleBird.
You can find other websites by searching for them on Google.
If there are particular types of videos that interest you, you can search for them by using a hashtag.
For instance, if you want to watch football videos, you can search for them using the URL tiktok.com/tag/football.
To watch any other type of videos like skincare, or food videos, change the word “football” to “skincare”, “food videos” or any other word of your choice.
Another way to watch TikTok videos without creating an account is to ask your friends or loved ones who are on TikTok to send links to videos they find interesting.
By clicking the links, you will be able to watch the videos without creating a TikTok account
TikTok Compilation on YouTube
YouTube is one site where several compilations of YouTube videos are uploaded daily.
Simply launch the YouTube app, in the search bar, type “TikTok”. This will display all the TikTok videos that have been uploaded to YouTube.
How to Watch TikTok Without an Account FAQs
How to Watch TikTok in a Restricted Country
There are countries that for various reasons have banned TikTok. If you are in a country like this but still want to watch cool and funny TikTok videos, there is a way to go about it.
This is done using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN encrypts your connection such that no one knows where you are browsing from. This ensures privacy.
To use a VPN, go to the Play Store (for Android) or App Store (for iOS).
Type VPN in the search bar and download anyone of your choice.
Install it and choose a location.
Then go on TikTok to watch any video of your choice.
How to Watch TikTok Anonymously
If you want to watch TikTok anonymously, you can do that by using a VPN, following the steps described above.
Download a VPN app, install it, choose a location, and watch any video of your choice.
How to Create a TikTok Account
TikTok is a fun app. And creating an account is quite easy. Download the app from Playstore or App Store.
Click the profile icon. Choose your preferred sign-up method and enter the necessary information. Alternatively, you can go to the official TikTok website to sign up for an account.
What is a Business Account on TikTok?
TikTok business account is a type of account that has features to help increase brand awareness. It is different from the regular TikTok.
Can I Watch TikTok Live Without the App?
No. It is not possible to watch TikTok Live without the app. This is one of the downsides to not creating an account.
Can I Find Someone on TikTok by Phone Number?
Yes, you can find someone on TikTok by phone number.
To do this, your contact list should be synced with the app. And your phone number should be included in your account. Then, launch the app on your mobile device.
On the profile page, click the add friend icon. It has a “+” sign on it. Click “Find Contacts”. Here, you can select the exact friend you want to see.
Note that this only works if the friend linked their phone number to their TikTok account.
Can I Search for Names on TikTok Without an Account?
Yes, you can. As I mentioned earlier in this article, there are two ways to search for a username even when you don’t have an account.
You can copy and paste this URL https://www.tiktok.com/search/user?q=beyonce in the search bar. Change the name “beyonce” to the name of the account you want to search for. Then click enter.
The other way is if you already know the exact username you want to see, simply use tiktok.com/@beyonce Once again, you have to change the name from “beyonce” to the username you want to search for.
Then finally, you can use a TikTok web viewer.
How to Download TikTok Videos Without Watermark
You can download TikTok videos without watermarks by using third-party apps or websites. To do this, launch the app on your mobile device, or use the web browser.
Find the video you want to download and click “Share”. Then copy and paste the link into the third-party app or website and proceed to download the video.
TikTok is a social media app that is not to be ignored.
But even if you want to watch videos without necessarily creating an account or downloading the app, following the six detailed and simplified steps I listed above will ensure you don’t miss out on the TikTok experience.