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How to search for a user on TikTok

TikTok is an awesome video creation and sharing application that has millions of users. There may be popular creators and users you like the most. So to see their content you will need to search them out of millions of users.

In today’s article, I will tell you how to search for a user or a friend on TikTok. There are different methods to find out someone on TikTok, I will try to explain them step by step.

Search by Username:

  • Open TikTok App on your device and tap on the “Discover” icon. You can see it at the bottom of the screen as shown in the picture below. It will open up the search page.

 

 

  • On the new screen, Tap on the search bar on the top of the page, it will allow you to enter the username you want to search.

 

 

  • Type in the name or username into the search bar. As you type the characters, you’ll see the matching results. Hit the red colored “Search” on the right side, once you have typed the name.

 

 

  • Here you’ll see multiple tabs like “USERS”, “VIDEOS” and “HASHTAGS”. Make sure the  “USERS” tab is selected. A list of matching results of your search will be displayed on the page, please check snapshot:

 

 

  • Look for your required user from the list, if found, hit it to go to his/her profile page.

 

 

  • Finally, here is the user you were looking for:

 

 

In his/her profile page, you can follow him/her and watch videos, like videos, send messages, or whatever you want to do can do.

 

Search by QR Code:

If you have the QR Code of the user or your friend who has the TikTok account, then you can search them in the TikTok App by scanning this QR Code.

Your friend can get this QR Code by tapping the square icon with a horizontal line going through it on the top-right corner on the “Discover” page

 

 

and then pressing the “My TikCode” icon showing at the bottom of the screen.

 

 

Your friend will get the QR Code in this way and can share it with you. You will then use this QR code to search him/her on TikTok.

Here is how you can search your friend on TikTok using QR Code:

  • Open the Search page by tapping on the “Discover” icon on the TikTok application. Tap the square icon with a horizontal line going through in it on the top-right corner. See picture:

 

 

  • Scan the QR Code of your required User or friend who has the TikTok account.

 

 

Once the scan is done, the profile page of your friend will appear. In his/her profile page, you can follow him/her and watch and like videos, send messages, or whatever you want to do can do.

Also learn: how to change username on tiktok

Searching by Phone contacts:

TikTok also gives the option to find and follow your friends form the phone contacts. Here is how you can do this:

  • Open the TikTok App and press the “Me” icon on the right-bottom corner of the screen to open your profile page.

 

 

  • Tap the figurehead icon with a “+” sign on the top-left corner of the screen

 

 

  • Tap on the “Find contacts”. This will list all of your phone contacts, allowing you to easily open their profile page and follow them.

 

 

 

Searching by Facebook:

  • Open the TikTok App and press the “Me” icon on the right-bottom corner of the screen to open your profile page.

 

 

  • Tap the figurehead icon with a “+” sign on the top-left corner of the screen

 

 

  • Tap on the “Find Facebook friends” to sign in to your Facebook account.  It will show a list of your Facebook friends you can follow or see their profile page.

 

 

These were few simple ways to search a user or friend on TikTok and I hope this will help you understand to find out someone on TikTok.

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26 Sep 2020