TikTok Refresh will help you reset your For You page algorithm, your watch history, and past interactions, so you can start fresh.
We often talk about the TikTok algorithm as being one of the best out there. But sometimes, it becomes too specific, especially if you have been using TikTok to experiment and now you are just tired of what is served on your feed.
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TikTok may finally have acknowledged the need to “reset and restart” as the company has been testing a new feature called Refresh, according to spokesperson Jamie Favazza.
TikTok Refresh will erase your usage data and start surfacing videos based on how you use the app after you press the reset button. The test, which will begin in the next few days, will only be available to a small number of users at this time.
Maybe you feel happy and satisfied with what your feed looks like, but in any case, it might not be a bad idea to start fresh now and again. TikTok has recently been a topic of controversy as reports emerged that the company is able to “push” some videos to go viral manually, in a process internally known as “heating.” So resetting your data may actually help fight this and turn TikTok back into the discovery machine we all love.
TikTok also said it is working on additional features meant to give users more information on the algorithm that drives the app experience. Back in December, TikTok had already announced that users would soon be able to see why a certain video was recommended. Earlier in 2022, the company also rolled out more advanced content filtering settings so users can signal that they don’t want to see videos with certain hashtags or keywords.
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