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Apr 27, 2022
7 minutes read

Conquer TikTok With Proxies

If you’re not livin’ in the medieval ages, you’ve heard of TikTok at least a couple of times. But if you are, lemme help you – TikTok is a social media app to create, share, and discover short videos. Currently, the platform is on top: it has around 1 billion active users globally (still growing!) and is used by various companies and creators for marketing purposes.

Unfortunately, nothing is perfect. TikTok has some limitations that may affect your experience. To use the app to the fullest, you may need some help from proxies. So, sit down, take your notebook and get ready for the lesson on how to conquer TikTok with proxies.

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What is TikTok?

Let’s start from the beginning. In 2016, Chinese tech giant ByteDance launched Douyin – a video-focused app that attracted more than 100 million users all over China and Thailand in a span of a year. After such a big success, the company decided to expand, so, after a couple of years, ByteDance bought, folded it in, and created a legendary app, now known as TikTok.

TikTok is a platform for self-expression via singing, dancing, lip-syncing, comedy, etc. With personalized feeds called #ForYouPage or #FYP, the app is notable for its addictiveness and impressive engagement levels. Even tho, initially people used it for entertainment purposes only, it quickly became a platform for businesses to reach new audiences, connect with current customers, and more.

What is a TikTok proxy?

In a nutshell, a TikTok proxy is a regular proxy that works with TikTok. This type of proxy – as any other kind – performs as an intermediary between the device and the website, in this case, TikTok. Proxies accept connection requests, forward them to other servers so they would seem to be from somewhere else, and then return data for those requests. 

What can you do with TikTok proxies?

• Ensure privacy and security

The IP address you have while scrollin’ on TikTok pinpoints data about your city, ZIP code, and even ISP. As TikTok is the Wild West in some cases, you may wanna make sho’ to secure your privacy. That’s what proxies are for – they hide all the vulnerable info to avoid any potential threats. 

• Bypass geo-restrictions

A tale as old as time – some countries forbid their citizens to access some social media platforms, including TikTok. Usually, these bans happen due to political and censorship reasons; however, we’re all about the freedom for people to choose for themselves if they want to use the app or not. With proxies, you can bypass geo-restrictions by selecting a location you wish to connect from. Pick a country and city you need and enjoy the TikTok wholeheartedly.

• Unblock and gain access

TikTok has blocked you from accessing the app due to spamming activities? The main issue is that the block has most likely flagged your IP, and any new account you create will likely get a block too. To unblock and gain access to the platform, try out proxies – it gives you a completely different IP from the one that is already flagged. 

• Manage multiple accounts

Unfortunately, TikTok won’t allow you to manage multiple accounts that come from the same IP address. However, there’s a solution to it – as proxy providers offer giant pools of millions of IPs, it allows you to go beyond these limitations and use even hundreds of accounts daily. Cheers!

• Gain popularity

The algorithm of TikTok is quite simple. If people interact with the content you post, the app will show it to a wider audience of users. Nevertheless, the competition may be, to put it mildly, fierce, and you need to stand up.

TikTok doesn’t permit one person to operate more than one account, and that’s where proxies come into play. As you can mass create accounts with bots, you can also use these profiles for interacting with your own videos. Watching, liking, commenting, and sharing will significantly increase the opportunity for your video clip to be shown to TikTok users. Additionally you can get TikTok followers from credible sources to boost your profiles.

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How to choose the right proxies for TikTok?

First and foremost, the focus should be on a proxy provider. Sites that offer free proxies may come with various security issues that can result in harvesting your data and inserting malicious code. In addition, free proxies are free because the companies that run them don’t want to invest in their effectiveness. It’s important to choose providers that ensure privacy, security, and quality, as it can make or break your TikTok experience.

Secondly, it’s important to pick the best type of proxies. For TikTok, we recommend choosing shared datacenter proxies. They’re cheap, fast, and furious; they may also have additional advanced features, including rotating, sticky sessions, etc.

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However, you’re always welcome to explore other options, such as residential proxies that offer unique IPs all over the world or dedicated datacenter proxies that allow you to have full control over the datacenter IPs you bought.

…and what's the best way to collect TikTok data in bulk?

Of course, you know that TikTok is the bee's knees when it comes to getting the inside scoop on your biz landscape. But let's face it, manually sifting through TikTok posts for data is a total drag, and those pesky CAPTCHAs can be a real mood killer. Of course, you could use proxies to bypass them, but if scraping process management is not your cup of tea, grab Social Media Scraping API. You'll get all the structured deets you need with just one API call at a 100% success rate. No fuss, no muss!


What a lesson, huh? Let’s briefly sum up what we’ve just learned: TikTok surely is a great app but has some limitations that can become a real pain in the neck. Privacy and security concerns, geo-restrictions, the dangers of getting blocked… To solve the issues and finally concur the platform, you may need quality proxies from trustworthy providers.


Mariam Nakani

Say hello to Mariam! She is very tech savvy - and wants you to be too. She has a lot of intel on residential proxy providers, and uses this knowledge to help you have a clear view of what is really worth your attention.

Frequently asked questions

Is TikTok strict about using proxies?

No, TikTok isn’t strict about the usage of proxies in comparison with other social media platforms.

How to bypass a TikTok ban?

If TikTok has blocked your account, chances are, they flagged your IP address. To bypass the ban, you need to use a proxy that gives you the new IP which isn’t flagged by TikTok.

How many TikTok accounts can someone manage per one proxy?

You can try to manage as many accounts as you want. However, to not get blocked, we recommend managing up to 3 accounts per proxy. 

Can I get private IPs for social media account management?

Yes, you can. Smartproxy offers dedicated datacenter proxies from the US that allow you to have full control and ownership of the browsing history, acceptability, trust, and health of your private IPs. In addition, you get unlimited GBs and threads, an IP randomization and replacement option, and 99.99% uptime. 

Where can I use datacenter proxies?

You can use our datacenter proxies with almost any application that supports HTTP/HTTPS proxies. They're a great fit for large scale web scraping, market research, and many other use cases.

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