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About Research Tools

TikTok's Research Tools allow independent and academic researchers who work for a non-profit institution to access certain data, including the following information about public account owners who are aged 18 and over.

  • Videos - Videos configured to "Everyone" for who can watch, and for such videos, the total number of likes, total number of comments, voice-to-text, subtitles, the time of creation and video length.
  • Comments - comment text, and total number of likes, replies, and the time the comment was posted.
  • Accounts - bios, profile pictures, liked videos, reposted videos, pinned videos, the total number of followers and the number of people who are followed by the account. The response also returns information on the followers and people followed by the account.

Research Tools support research in areas such as misinformation, disinformation, violent extremism, social trends, and community building. In order to obtain access to TikTok's Research Tools, researchers must submit an application, be approved, and adhere to our TikTok Research Tools Terms of Service.

Additional information about TikTok's Research Tools can be found on TikTok for Developers.

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