TikTok Drafts Explained: TikTok Feature Glitch Making Fans Annoyed

Annoyed TikTok fans have come forward and complained about the glitch. Here we will talk about the drafts and explain the issues. 


What are the Drafts in TikTok?

Not everything you record is worthy to post, isn’t it right? This is where the Draft’s role comes into play. Drafts are those videos that are recorded and saved on the app but are not posted online yet on the platform

There are times when we take time to post our videos are recording them. Even the slightest negative feeling about the post recorded may make a person delay publicising the video. Hence, the draft feature saves such videos and one can post them anytime later. 

These drafts can be accessed at any time regardless of when they were saved. This feature is available after the user finishes recording and selects ‘Next’

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Drafts Deleted and Posted in TikTok

The users are complaining about the glitch in their drafts of TikTok. Some of them have complained that their saved drafts have either gone missing or been deleted from their folder without their consent and knowledge. 


On Twitter, as the user said, 

 “Tiktok is deleting my draft of the only good transition I made this morning, god really hates me.”

 Someone further added, 

“TikTok unsubscribed me and if I lose all my drafts I’ll go insane.” 

On the other hand, some users have stated that they lost their drafts when they logged out and back in. Some were furious about their drafts getting posted without their permission.

Jokingly, someone said,

 “If Twitter started posting my drafts as TikTok has done, that would be worse than actually disclosing the GC news.” 

Right now, several people have been facing the same issue and have taken the other social platforms like Twitter to express their thoughts and complaints. It is not yet possible to take action on the drafts that are automatically deleted or posted online. The reason may be a possible glitch.

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Protect Your Drafts in TikTok

Unfortunately, there is no option available except for not keeping your drafts on the platform. Given the functioning of the glitch, it is the best option to remove all your draft content. 

One can save the content on their phone and then put it back on TikTok once the bug is removed from the TikTok feature. Currently, there is no other way to protect your privacy and action. 

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Delete Drafts

Follow the steps to delete the videos saved as drafts-

  • Go to Drafts Tab
  • Click ‘Select’ in the top right corner
  • Select the videos you want to delete. 
  • Tap ‘Delete’ which is located at the bottom of the screen. Confirm the deletion on the pop-up.

One other thing to keep in mind is that if you uninstall TikTok all your drafts will also disappear. 

Save Drafts To Phone

You can save the drafts on your phone as follows:

  • Open Drafts Folder and select the videos you want to save. 
  • Click ‘Next’ to go to the options. 
  • Change ‘who can watch this video to ‘Only me
  • To save, tap ‘Post’
  • You can check the camera roll to see if the videos are there. 

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