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Why Am I Banned From Tiktok Live? A Guide To Lifting The Ban

Why Am I Banned From Tiktok Live? A Guide To Lifting The Ban

If you have been banned on Tiktok from doing live broadcasting, you may have overstepped their guidelines.

Tiktok is known for having very firm regulations put in place when it comes to going live on the app, which can sometimes result in Tiktok banning creators for no apparent reason if they have been misinformed, or the algorithm has experienced a glitch.

As long as you are over the age of 16, and have the minimum number of followers (1000), you should have the option to go live without any interference.

Being able to broadcast as a creator is vital as this is how you engage with your followers, which is why we have completed this guide for you, to assist you in getting your Tiktok unbanned as quickly as possible.

Can you get unbanned from Tiktok live?

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There are a few potential reasons why you have been banned from live streaming;

Reason 1. Your live streaming contained underage content and did not comply with the minimum age limit.

Reason 2. There were threatening practices in your broadcasts (eg; illegal substances).

Reason 3.  You involved arguable topics that could create animosity between viewers.

Reason 4. Plagiarised content.

Reason 5. Excessive profanity during a live stream.

These are to name just a few, there could be other reasons as to why you have been banned depending on what was included in your live video.

There have been countless reports of creators reporting that they have been banned for no reason at all, which could be a result of;

  • A viewer reported your broadcast maliciously for breaching the guidelines
  • Tiktok staff have moderated incorrectly
  • A young child entered your live stream
  • TikTok’s algorithm incorrectly flagged your content

Is Tiktok ban temporary or permanent?

There are two types of bans you can encounter when creating live content on Tiktok. Depending on which one you have been given, will decipher how you can unban yourself from Tiktok live.

Temporary ban

How long does a temporary ban last on Tiktok?

This ban is not indefinite. You will be advised as to how long your ban will be, which can range from one day to two weeks.

If you have been banned for the time being, your app will show a ‘Livestream Restrictions’ part that will confirm how many days you have been banned for.

Once your temporary ban has been lifted, you will be able to carry on as per normal.

Permanent ban

How long does a permanent ban last on Tiktok?

If you have been permanently banned, this means the ban will not be lifted after a couple of days, and you will not be able to go back to live broadcasting unless you appeal the ban and it gets approved.

In the ‘Livestream Restrictions,’ it will state ‘Permanently banned from live streaming’

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How can I recover my banned Tiktok?

If you have been temporarily banned;

  • You can wait out the temporary ban to be lifted after the set amount of days
  • Email Tiktok
  • Submit a feedback form
  • Advise there was a problem by sending a report through the app

If you have been permanently banned;

  • Send an email
  • Send through a feedback form
  • Use the app to report an issue

Keep in mind, if you are going to be contacting Titkok, you will need to plead your case and give as much information as possible.

Tiktok email addresses:

It is recommended to email both the legal and info addresses first before moving on to the remaining email addresses.

You can use this link to submit the feedback form.

Reporting a problem via the Tiktok app

Step 1. Go onto the Tiktok app

Step 2. Select the ‘Profile’ option and click on the 3 horizontal lines at the top

Step 3. Under ‘Support’ click on ‘Report a problem’

Step 4. Find ‘LIVE’ under ‘Topics’

Step 5. Below ‘Hosting LIVE’ click on ‘LIVE is suspended’

Step 6. Once this has loaded, select ‘No’ and then ‘Need more help’

Step 7. You can now explain fully your ban issue and then submit it by clicking on ‘Report’

Note, once you have submitted your case to get your account unbanned, it can take a few days to a couple of weeks due to the number of cases Tiktok receives on a daily basis.

What is shadowbanned on Tiktok?

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Being ‘Shadowbanned’ on Tiktok is when a creator’s content will not come up on the ‘For You page of Tiktok, as well as the number of views on your video dropping drastically.

Reasons your account is being Shadowbanned;

Reason 1. Your account is coming across as robot-like

If you are following ample amounts of accounts on Tiktok in a short space of time to try and gain more followers, Tiktok will see this as ‘spam behavior. Anything that can come across as not being original can hinder your content from being put on Tiktok’s main page.

Reason 2. You are posting ill-suited material

If you are posting videos or going on live broadcasts that may go against Tittok’s company guidelines, they will minimize the number of viewers your content can get to as Tiktok will not want your content to be seen if it will attract negative feedback.

How long does shadowbanning last on Tiktok?

Being shadowbanned on Tiktok is a temporary mishap, and does not last longer than two weeks.

It is vital, however, to remove any content you may have that may come across as unsuitable, and if you are attempting to follow a high number of creators a day, to cut this down so as to not come across as a spam account.


With content creators using Tiktok as their full-time career, it is vital that they are able to live broadcast, as this is how creators get sent gifts from their viewers which they can later turn into funds.

Tiktok is available worldwide, and with users being all different ages, it’s to be expected that Tiktok will have some serious rules and regulations put in place.

We hope this guide has assisted you in understanding why you may have been banned from Tiktok live and provided you with the necessary information to be able to plead your case if needed.


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