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Accounts we suggest for you  •  Suggesting your account to others  •  How to turn your Suggest Your Account to Others setting on or off  •  How to turn your Sync Contacts and Facebook Friends setting on or off


To help you find and follow people you may know on TikTok, we may suggest accounts for you, including by showing you their videos and the Find Friends feature on your profile. We may also suggest your account to others on TikTok so they can follow you.






Accounts we suggest for you


Depending on the information you choose to share with TikTok, we may show a suggested account to you because the account belongs to:
•  Someone whose phone number is in your phone contacts, and you've chosen to sync your phone contacts in the Sync contacts and Facebook friends setting.
•  Someone you're friends with on Facebook, and you and the other person have chosen to sync your Facebook friends list in the Sync contacts and Facebook friends setting.
•  Someone you have mutual connections with on TikTok. You may have mutual connections with someone because you follow the same accounts, you follow accounts that already follow them, or they follow accounts you also follow and those accounts follow you back.
•  Someone who follows you on TikTok.

You can turn Sync contacts and Facebook friends on or off in your Privacy settings.






Suggesting your account to others


•  TikTok may suggest your account to other people on TikTok. You can control how your account is suggested to others in the Suggest your account to others section in your Privacy settings. This allows you to control if we suggest your account to:
   ༚  Contacts
   ༚  Facebook friends
   ༚  People with mutual connections
   ༚  People who open or send links to you
You can turn these settings on or off at any time in your Privacy settings.

Keep in mind:
•  Even if all these settings are turned off, your account may still be suggested to those you follow on TikTok.
•  If your account is private and these settings are on, we will suggest others follow your account, but only people you approve can follow you and watch your videos.

Contacts
When the Contacts setting in the Suggest your account to others section is on, your account may be suggested to someone else on TikTok if you've added your phone number to your TikTok account, and the person we're suggesting your account to has chosen to sync their phone contacts to TikTok and your phone number is in their contacts. Note: You don't need to have synced your contacts.

Facebook Friends
When the Facebook friends setting in the Suggest your account to others section is on, your account may be suggested to someone else on TikTok who is your Facebook friend if both of you have chosen to sync your Facebook friends list with TikTok.

People with Mutual Connections
When the People with mutual connections setting in the Suggest your account to others section is on, your TikTok account may be suggested to someone else on TikTok you share mutual connections with.

You may have mutual connections with someone else on TikTok if:
•  Both of you follow the same accounts.
•  You follow accounts that follow them.
•  They follow accounts you follow and those accounts follow you back.

People Who Open or Send Links to You
When the People who open or send links to you setting in the Suggest your account to others section is on, your TikTok account may be suggested to someone else on TikTok who sent you a link or who opened a link you sent to a video on TikTok. This includes links that are shared off the TikTok platform (for example, by text message or a third-party platform).






How to turn your Suggest Your Account to Others setting on or off


You can review and change your Suggest your account to others setting to control if your account can be suggested to Contacts, Facebook friends, People with mutual connections, and People who open or send links to you.

1. Tap Profile in the bottom right.
2. Tap the 3-line menu icon in the top right to go to your settings.
3. Tap Privacy, then tap Suggest your account to others.
4. Tap the toggle icon next to the setting you'd like to change.






How to turn your Sync Contacts and Facebook Friends setting on or off


In your privacy settings, you can allow TikTok to sync your phone contacts and Facebook friends. You can also stop syncing at any time and remove any previously synced data from TikTok.

1. Tap Profile in the bottom right.
2. Tap the 3-line menu icon in the top right to go to your settings.
3. Tap Privacy, then tap Sync contacts and Facebook friends.
4. Tap the toggle icon next to Sync contacts or Sync Facebook friends to turn on or off. You can also remove previously synced data.

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