So, you think you have been shadowbanned? TikTok’s new but effective mechanism to stop content creators from posting unnecessary content on the platform can confuse users. You can get shadowbanned for posting content that violates community guidelines. Using too many useless hashtags can also get you shadowbanned. You may not even notice a shadowban as it is very subtle. It will make you slowly lose your engagement – your audience and views.
Is it a shadowban or something else?
There is no way to know for particular whether it is a shadowban by TikTok on your account. You may also have reduced engagement due to content quality. Creators should not post content related to any fake news, violence, hate speech, drugs, nudity, or content that violates copyrights. However, users feel that TikTok should at least let them know about the shadowban.
How to remove the shadowban on your account?
TikTok’s shadowban mechanism can be demotivating to some content creators. It hurts the profile reach and reduces views, likes, and comments on posts. Here’s how to try and reverse the shadowban on your profile.
- Uninstall and reinstall the TikTok app. Doing the same may remove the shadowban imposed on your profile and restore the engagement.
- Go to the settings and tap on Report a problem. Let TikTok know if you think this shadowban is a mistake.
- Change to Pro Mode. This will allow you to check your profile analytics. You may want to check whether your engagement has reduced due to content quality. Study your analytics and try to amend those mistakes.
- Don’t create spam or content that violates guidelines. This is a simple straight forward suggestion to all content creators on TikTok.
If you think you are shadowbanned, you can try the above steps to remove it. However, it is best to stop posting for some time and take a break. TikTok usually lifts shadowbans within 14 days. Although users think that TikTok could at least let them know about a shadowban, this mechanism has proven effective. Shadowbanning has helped reduced permanent bans. TikTok should restore your account soon!