How to reset your For You feed on TikTok — teach it what you like now

TikTok on iPhone 14
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Wondering how to reset your For You feed on TikTok? You aren't alone and TikTok was listening with the company announcing a new feature that allows you to start fresh and teach the app what you like now.

TikTok announced the feature in a blog post today and indicated that it will be rolling out to all users, so you may not see it quite yet, but keep checking back. Fortunately, while there are several steps, it's pretty quick and easy to check, so without further ado here's how to refresh your For You feed on TikTok.

GIF showing how to refresh your For You feed on TikTok using the steps listed below this image

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How to refresh your For You feed on TikTok

Step 1: Open TikTok

Step 2: Tap on the Profile tab

Step 3: Tap the overflow menu (three lines) in the upper-right corner

Step 4: Select Settings and Privacy

Step 5: Tap on Content preferences

Step 6: Select Refresh your For You feed

Step 7: Tap Continue

Step 8: Tap Refresh to confirm

That's it, time to start teaching your new For You feed what you like to watch.

Why would you want to refresh your For You feed on TikTok?

The TikTok algorithm is often cited as the definitive advantage for the platform, so why would you want to wipe the slate clean and start over? There are a few different possibilities. 

One is that your taste in videos has changed and the algorithm isn't adjusting with you. This could be a particular problem if you've been on TikTok for years as you've established a long history for it to work from. 

Another is that you feel the algorithm has misinterpreted your interests and isn't feeding you the right videos. Given the volume of videos on TikTok it's a safe bet there is a community on there making videos that are a perfect fit for you, so resetting your For You feed may help you find them.

Finally, you may just feel like the algorithm has honed in on a very narrow set of interests for you, and refreshing your For You feed may let you broaden your horizons on the platform again.

Regardless of the reason, if you decide you want to refresh your For You feed just follow the steps above.

Sean Riley

Sean Riley has been covering tech professionally for over a decade now. Most of that time was as a freelancer covering varied topics including phones, wearables, tablets, smart home devices, laptops, AR, VR, mobile payments, fintech, and more.  Sean is the resident mobile expert at Laptop Mag, specializing in phones and wearables, you'll find plenty of news, reviews, how-to, and opinion pieces on these subjects from him here. But Laptop Mag has also proven a perfect fit for that broad range of interests with reviews and news on the latest laptops, VR games, and computer accessories along with coverage on everything from NFTs to cybersecurity and more.