A new update on TikTok gives users another way to find TikTok videos they watched — but didn’t save.
Oftentimes, I’ll be scrolling through my TikTok “For You” Page and see a video I do not want to favorite, bookmark, save, nor send to a friend. But after a while, the video’s lingering impact continues to tickle my brain incessantly. “Watch me again,” it whispers. “Find me and send me in your group chat,” my ear canals echo. Unfortunately, what was once just inches from my corneas is now lost in the social media app’s abyss.
Plus, it’s difficult to find a specific video on any given topic on search. For example, a search query for “cat” begets innumerable results, wilting my hope in rediscovering that one cat video I saw an hour ago.
In what is maybe my favorite update from TikTok, there’s a new way to find videos you’ve already watched — a feature that I first discovered from social media consultant Rachel Karten on Twitter. Here’s how: