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TikTok Keeps Blocking Me from Posting: 8 Possible Reasons

TikTok Keeps Blocking Me from Posting: 8 Possible Reasons

TikTok is a great app for sharing short videos with your friends, but it can be frustrating when it keeps blocking you from posting.

If you’re having this problem, don’t worry, we’re here to help. In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps to take so that you can start posting again on TikTok.

Tiktok usually blocks people from posting when they have too many violations in a short period. This can result from posting inappropriate content or violating the app’s terms of service. So if you’re having trouble posting on TikTok, try waiting a few hours, and then try again.

Why Does TikTok Keep Blocking Me from Posting?

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There are a few reasons why TikTok might be blocking you from posting. Here are some of the most common reasons:

Posting Content that Goes Against TikTok’s Community Guidelines

TikTok has a set of community guidelines that all users are expected to follow. If you’re posting content against these guidelines, TikTok is likely to block you from posting. Some of the most common violations include:

  • Posting violent or graphic content
  • Posting nudity or sexually explicit content
  • Posting spammy or misleading content
  • Posting hate speech or harassing other users

If you’re not sure whether your content violates TikTok’s community guidelines, you can check out their full list of guidelines here.

Using a Banned Hashtag

TikTok has a list of banned hashtags that are not allowed to be used on the platform. If you use one of these hashtags in your post, TikTok will block your post from being published.

Accidentally Posting Duplicate Content

TikTok doesn’t allow users to post duplicate content. So if you accidentally try to post something that’s already been posted, TikTok will block your post from being published.

Promotion of Drugs or Illegal Substances

Your post will likely be blocked from being published if you’re promoting drugs or illegal substances on TikTok. This includes content that promotes the use of drugs or alcohol and content that promotes the sale of illegal substances.

Nudity or Pornography

If you’re posting content that is nudity or pornography, TikTok will most likely block your post from being published. This includes content that is sexually explicit or graphic. If you’re not sure whether your content violates TikTok’s community guidelines, you can check out their full list of guidelines.

Posting Too Much in a Short Time Period

If you try to post too much in a short period, TikTok will block you from posting. This is likely to happen if you’re using an automation tool to post on TikTok. TikTok wants users to post quality content, not many low-quality posts.

Spammy Comments or Content

If you’re posting spammy comments or content on TikTok, your post will likely be blocked from being published. This includes content that is promotional or is intended to mislead other users.

You’re Trying to Post a Video That’s Too Long or Too Short

TikTok will automatically trim your video down to 60 seconds if it is too long. If it’s too short, they’ll add a caption saying, “This video is too short.” Either way, you won’t be able to post it. So make sure your videos are between 15 and 60 seconds long to fix this. This is the ideal range for TikTok videos.

If your video is the right length but still getting an error message, it might be because of the format. Unfortunately, TikTok only supports MP four videos with H.264 compression and AAC audio.

So if your video is in another format, like AVI or WMV, you’ll need to convert it. You can use a free video converter like Handbrake to do this.

Once you’ve checked the length and format of your video, try posting it again. If it still doesn’t work, there might be another problem.

These are some of the most common reasons TikTok might block you from posting. If you’re having trouble with TikTok blocking your posts, try to figure out which of these reasons is causing the problem. Once you know the reason, you can take steps to fix it and start posting again.

Also read: TikTok Won’t Show Filters: How To Make Filters Reappear

How to Fix the Issue and Start Posting Again on TikTok

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If you think one of these might be the reason you’re getting blocked, here’s what you can do:

  • Try using a different device: If you’re using an iPhone, try posting from an Android phone or tablet, Or vice versa. Sometimes, TikTok can block certain devices from posting.

  • Check your internet connection: Make sure you have a strong and stable internet connection before trying to post again. A bad connection can result in a video that doesn’t upload properly, which can lead to a block.

  • Edit your video: Check the video you’re trying to post for any content that might violate TikTok’s Community Guidelines. This includes things like nudity, violence, and hate speech. If your video does violate the guidelines, edit it to remove the offending content and try posting again.

  • Appeal the decision: If you think TikTok has blocked you unfairly, you can appeal the decision by filling out a form on their website. Include as much information as possible about why you think the block is unjustified. TikTok will review your appeal and get back to you within a few days.

What Should I Do If Tiktok Keeps Blocking Me from Posting Even Though I’m Not Violating Any Rules?

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If you’re having trouble with TikTok blocking you from posting, there are a few things you can try. First, check to ensure that you’re not violating any of TikTok’s community guidelines. If you’re certain that you haven’t done anything wrong, the next step is to reach out to TikTok directly.

You can contact TikTok through their app by going to the “Me” section and tapping on the “Settings” icon. Next, scroll down to the “Help & Support” section and tap on “Report a Problem.” You’ll be able to fill out a form describing your issue, and TikTok will get back to you as soon as possible.

Wrap Up

If you’re still having trouble posting to TikTok after following the steps above, you can try a few other things.

First, make sure that your app is updated to the latest version. Sometimes bugs can be fixed with simple updates. You can also try uninstalling and reinstalling the app. If all else fails, you can always contact TikTok’s customer support for help.

We hope this article helped you fix the problem of TikTok blocking you from posting. If you have any other questions, feel free to comment below.


  • Michael Stokes

    Over 10 years of experience working as a technical support engineer. Highly skilled in fixing any technical issue, including app configuration and account setup, gaming errors, television problems, and any other electronics-related issue. You can find out more about him at

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