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(Mobile App) Why do I get "Please select the privacy settings for TikTok"?

Why do I get this error?

Due to the API limitations of TikTok, it is mandatory to manually select the privacy settings and other interaction choices each time you upload a TikTok video. Unfortunately, their API doesn't allow setting default values or bulk selection to prevent spam.

In case you overlook this step, you will encounter an error message stating, "Please select the TikTok video privacy."

On the other hand, if you are trying to schedule a post across multiple social accounts, like Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok, and attach a video, you'll encounter this error when you attempt to schedule or publish the post.

This is because the settings fields aren't visible when you are scheduling a post for multiple social accounts simultaneously. To avoid this error, it's recommended to customize the post first and then proceed to choose the privacy settings.

To customize posts for each social network:

Create your post to your liking, and select the various social accounts you want to post to.
Then, click on the 'customize post' icon, at the top left of the post section.

Customize Post

Make sure to select TikTok, so you can make edits to the TikTok post.
Then, specify all the post settings, such as privacy settings under 'Who can view this video?', engagement options, and disclose video content settings.

All the extra options, such as privacy and engagement settings, have to be selected manually each time. TikTok does not allow default values or selecting these settings in bulk.

TikTok Video Settings

Lastly, make the final touches and schedule the post accordingly.

Keep in mind:

Privacy settings and the other engagement options are synced automatically from TikTok. Moreover, these have to be specified manually each time you upload a TikTok video, as TikTok does not allow default values or selecting the privacy settings in bulk. Furthermore, the API rules of TikTok cannot be changed.

Learn more about how to directly post TikTok videos here, and how to customize posts for each social network here

Updated on: 21/11/2023

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