This viral hack solves TikTok’s most irritating problem ever!

This viral TikTok hack will make losing videos a thing of the past…

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Ever been on TikTok and found yourself accidentally refreshing before you can save that hilarious video? Us too! But now a new viral TikTok hack has the perfect solution to this irritating problem. 

Where would we all be without TikTok? From the best TikTok home hacks to give your surroundings a spruce-up to *that* easy sleep hack that went viral last year, the video sharing app has taken the world by storm. Though no matter how much we love and use TikTok there’s one thing that gets more than a little irritating at times.

Accidentally refreshing your ‘For You’ page is way too easy to do, meaning you can often lose out on those funny and cute videos in the blink of an eye before you’ve finished watching. Though it doesn’t have to be the case as a viral TikTok hack has revealed the best way to find all those videos you thought were gone forever. 

Posted by TikToker @rachforaday this simple explainer now has a massive 2.8 million likes and 28.5 thousand comments.

What is the viral TikTok hack for finding lost videos?

As revealed by @rachforaday’s viral TikTok hack, the first thing you need to do is go to your TikTok discover page. Click search and then type an asterisk in the search bar before clicking ‘filter’ in the top right-hand corner.

The menu will soon show up a range of options and here you click on ‘watched videos’. When you click ‘apply’ that hilarious, cute or shocking video will be back where it belongs, ready for you to watch.


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“Ta-da!” the TikToker declared proudly at the end of her easy-to-follow video. “Those are all the videos you’ve seen"

Not only will you be able to find the lost video you’ve been looking for, but you’ll also see all of the videos you watched on TikTok over the past 7 days. So not only does this hack solve this annoying problem, but it might even help you rediscover some recent faves.

And if you find yourself in need of any more TikTok-based solutions then @rachforaday probably already has you covered. The self-described provider of “fun TikTok tips” has posted videos that do everything from provide advice on how to get better quality TikTik videos to how to go viral on TikTok without trends.

As someone who’s no stranger to viral TikToks, this one is well worth checking out! 

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.

Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.

In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for

After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!