How to Find Someone on Tiktok? [in 2022]

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TikTok has experienced magnificent growth in recent years. Nowadays it brings together a lot of celebrities and talented people who post content daily. You can find any of these TikTok stars as well as other less known users..

In this TikTok tutorial, we are going to show you how to find someone on TikTok easily.

If you prefer to watch a video tutorial on how to find someone on TikTok, check out this tutorial:

How to Find Someone on Tiktok?

Here is the standard way you can find someone on TikTok:

1. Open the app

First of all, you have to open the TikTok app to be able to start the search. Simply tap on the app’s icon and get to the next step.

2. Tap the magnifying glass

Switch focus to the bottom of the screen where a bar of icons is found. You need to tap on the search icon which looks like a magnifying glass.

3. Tap the search box

Once you click on the search icon, a search box will pop up at the top of the screen. Tap on it to be able to write the name of your friend.

4. Type the name

Enter the name of the person you wish to find in the search box. Once you are done with typing the whole name, press “Search” next to the box.

5. Select the appropriate profile

Now you can see a number of profile suggestions below the search box. If the app user you look for has a unique name, you will see just one suggestion that you have to click on.

Other non-standard ways to search for someone on TikTok

Here are some other ways to find a profile on TikTok:

Type their TikTok username in Google

You can find someone on TikTok without having to launch the app. Go to your search engine and type the intended username. If the username is right, the TikTok account of the person you want to find will show up at the top of the results page.

Find them in the contact list of your phone

You don’t even have to know the username of the person you look for if she or he is your close friend or relative. You can find their profile using the phone number they used to sign up on TikTok. It’s actually very easy to do:

  1. Launch the app in your mobile device.
  2. Click on “Me” icon.
  3. Tap on the icon where a human with a plus is depicted.
  4. Select “Find Contacts”.

You will see below Contacts a list of friends with whom you have exchanged your phone numbers. Find the person you need and press “Follow”.

How to find someone without knowing their username?

You can also find TikTok users using a QR code.

Find TikTok profile by QR code

1. Open the TikTok app

For starters, launch the TikTok application.

2. Tap on search icon

Find the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of the screen and click on it.

3. Tap on the scanner icon

Find the search box and move your eyes slightly to the right. You will see an icon that resembles a scanner. Tap on it.

4. Scan the QR code

Place the QR code of your friend’s profile under the scanner. Make sure the whole code fits within the scanner boundaries.

If it’s dark, turn on the flashlight so that the scanner can identify and recognize the QR code. Once the code is scanned, the username of your friend will appear on the screen.

Search in your list of Facebook friends

1. Get to the human with plus icon

The first steps of finding a person on TikTok by Facebook contacts are similar to finding them by phone number. Open the app, tap on “Me” icon, then choose the human with plus icon.

2. Find Facebook friends

Select the option “Find Facebook friends”. If your friend has connected their Facebook to TikTok, they will appear in the suggestion list. Find them and click on the Follow button to stay up to date with the content they upload.

Can’t find someone on TikTok

There are several reasons you can’t find someone on TikTok. A failed search may be linked to the person who has changed their username. So you type the old name, but you don’t get any suggestions because the name has been modified.

  1. First, it may have to do with a TikTok ban that the person has received. In some cases, you may think that the person has a TikTok account when in fact they don’t have one. So your searches for an inexistent account will obviously lead nowhere.
  2. Another reason is that the person has blocked you on TikTok. Here you can learn more about how you find out if someone blocked you on TikTok:  Find out if someone blocked you on TikTok
  3. Last but not least, it is also possible that the person has deleted his TikTok account.

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