Social media search tools can be key if you’re interested in finding out how to find someone on TikTok without knowing their name.
How to find someone on TikTok without knowing their name

Viral videos on TikTok have a peculiarity: we all remember what they consist of, but very rarely do we know who the author is. Therefore, more and more users are wondering how to find someone on TikTok without knowing their name , since we do not have this information. There is also the reverse scenario, where we want to search for someone we know, but we don’t know what username they have chosen within the platform to remain anonymous.

If we are interested in searching for a viral video on TikTok but we have no idea who has uploaded it to the platform, we can use the application’s search tool. By entering terms in the search box, no matter how generic they may seem to us, it is likely that TikTok’s artificial intelligence tool will help us and show suggestions of other similar frequent searches. This search option is especially effective if we also use an extra filter (icon with two horizontal lines at the top right) to refine it and make the results more precise.  

How to find someone on TikTok without knowing their name


In the event that the user is not interested in filters and wants to find out how to search for people on TikTok , he can use one of the main search tabs. When you enter a term in the search text box, in the results you will find the ‘Users’ tab, where several TikTok users related to what you have searched for will appear.

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Users who have a private account or whose TikTok username is very different from their real one can be considerably more difficult to find in the application.


When taking the first steps in all social networks, the usual thing is to want to add our people to start having them as contacts, so how to know if a contact has TikTok is interesting . The first thing to clarify is that not all users want to be found , so in some cases their phone number will not be associated with the user and this can complicate the search.

To see which contacts have TikTok , you’ll need to make sure you’ve previously granted the app access to your contacts. Next, click on ‘Friends’ (bottom menu bar) and click on the find friends icon on the top left. Many people, jealous of their privacy, reject this request, so you will not be able to know if they have a profile in the app unless you find them browsing the ‘For you’ section or they are easily reachable by their username. Another option is that when viewing the list of your contacts to invite them, this option is disabled, but this is not a 100% effective method.

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Wanting to add someone you follow on a social network to all the others you use is quite common, but today it is not possible to find a way that allows us to find someone’s TikTok with their Instagram . The closest thing we have in the TikTok app is syncing with Facebook contacts.

To access it, we have to enter ‘Profile’ and display the menu that we find when clicking on the icon with three horizontal lines in the upper right. Next, we choose ‘Settings and privacy’ and then ‘Privacy’. In the ‘ Synchronize Facebook contacts and friends ‘ section we will have to have the tab activated, so that these contacts appear.

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As for Instagram contacts, although it is an application also owned by Meta, it is not included in the app. The usual thing is that a user has the same or a very similar name in all social networks, but it is not a guarantee of success to find that same person in TikTok .

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