Does Blocking Someone on TikTok Delete Messages?
Short answer: No.
When you block someone on TikTok, it prevents them from viewing your profile, videos, comments, and messages. However, it does not delete any existing messages between you and the blocked user. This means that the blocked user can still see all of your previous messages, even if they cannot send you new messages.
If you want to delete messages between you and a blocked user, you will need to do so manually. To do this, open the message thread with the blocked user and tap and hold on the message you want to delete. Then, tap Delete. You can also delete multiple messages at once by tapping and holding on one message and then tapping the other messages you want to delete. Once you have selected all of the messages you want to delete, tap Delete.
Why doesn’t blocking someone delete their messages?
There are a few reasons why blocking someone on TikTok does not delete their messages. First, it is important to note that TikTok does not have end-to-end encryption for direct messages. This means that TikTok has the ability to access and view all direct messages sent on its platform.
Second, blocking someone on TikTok is primarily designed to prevent them from interacting with you in the future. By keeping existing messages between you and the blocked user intact, TikTok is able to maintain a record of any potential harassment or abuse.
Finally, deleting messages from a blocked user’s inbox would also delete them from your own inbox. This could be inconvenient if you need to keep a record of the messages for any reason.
What if I don’t want the blocked user to see my messages?
If you are concerned about the blocked user being able to see your messages, you can delete them manually as described above. You can also delete your entire TikTok account, which will delete all of your messages, including those with the blocked user.
Another option is to report the blocked user to TikTok. If TikTok finds that the user has violated its Community Guidelines, they may take action against the user, which could include deleting their account.
Blocking someone on TikTok is a useful way to protect yourself from harassment and abuse. However, it is important to note that blocking someone does not delete any existing messages between you and the blocked user. If you do not want the blocked user to see your messages, you will need to delete them manually or delete your entire TikTok account.