When I Follow Someone on TikTok, it Automatically Unfollows

There’s nothing more annoying than when a social media app won’t do what you want it to do. One example…

There’s nothing more annoying than when a social media app won’t do what you want it to do. One example of this is following another user on TikTok, only to find that the action fails or that you are blocked from following them.

In this article, we’re covering the main reasons why your ‘follow’ action may not work – and what you can do to fix it.

1. You’ve Hit Your Follow Limit

If you follow too many profiles in one day, then you may find the action blocked or your ‘follow’ swiftly followed by a reversal of the action.

Users are generally allowed to follow up to 140 accounts per day, or 30 per hour – which seems like a lot. But if you’re trying to grow your community and are trying out a ‘follow for follow’ strategy, then we can see how you might quickly reach this limit.

Nonetheless, if you find yourself surpassing this limit of 140 accounts in a single day, then the chances are that you won’t be able to follow another account and that the action will be blocked.

2. Your Account is Suspected of Being a Bot

This follows on from the previous point because it’s things like excessive activity that can cause TikTok to view you as a bot – and therefore block activity for a period of time.

The best thing to do if you want to avoid this being the case is to cut back on your activity and step away from the app for a day or two.

3. The User Has Blocked You

If a user has blocked you or has a private account that requires permission to follow, then you will find that hitting the ‘follow’ button does not automatically grant you access to their content.

Rather, they will either have to approve your request and grant you permission to follow them, or they will ignore it. If they have blocked you, then you will find that you are unable to follow them whether they have a private or public account.

4. An Issue at TikTok HQ

If something is wrong with the system, then the ‘Follow’ action button may be temporarily disabled and cease to work.

Typically issues like this are short-lived and you will find that the issue is temporary. Try again later if this seems like the most likely cause of the issue.

5. Your App is Outdated

Finally, if your TikTok app is outdated, then it may be that certain actions are not supported anymore.

You can overcome this problem by downloading the most recent version of the TikTok app via your app store on your device.

With a number of different solutions available, you needn’t be left in the dark for too long. If you find that your TikTok is not letting you follow other users, the chances are that there’s something wrong at HQ or you have hit your follow limit – or that you need to be patient and wait for them to approve your follow request.

We hope this helps!