How to Delete and Remove a Custom Collection You Made in TikTok App

TikTok has become one of the most popular social media platforms, with over 1 billion monthly active users. The app allows users to create and share short videos, often set to music. One of TikTok’s handy features is the ability to create custom collections to organize your favorite videos. However, you may eventually want to remove a collection you created. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to delete and remove a custom collection on TikTok.

Why You Might Want to Delete a Collection

There are a few reasons why you might want to delete a custom collection on TikTok:

  • The collection is no longer relevant: If you created a collection for a specific event or topic that is no longer applicable, it makes sense to remove it. For example, if you made a collection of videos from a vacation, you may want to delete it after the trip is over.
  • You want to declutter: Over time, your collections can get cluttered, especially if you are saving a lot of videos. Deleting unused or unimportant collections helps keep things organized.
  • You want more privacy: Removing old collections can help protect your privacy if you don’t want certain videos associated with your account anymore.

How to Delete a Single Collection

Deleting a single custom collection in TikTok only takes a few taps:

  1. Open the TikTok app and go to your profile page.
  2. Tap on the Bookmark icon in the upper right corner.
  3. Select the Collections tab.
  4. Tap on the collection you want to delete.
  5. Tap on the three dots in the upper right corner to open the menu.
  6. Select Delete collection.
  7. Confirm that you want to delete the collection.

And that’s it! The collection will be removed from your account. The videos themselves will still be saved on TikTok unless you unlike them individually.

How to Delete Multiple Collections

If you want to delete several collections at once, you can do so from the Collections tab:

  1. Go to your profile and tap the Bookmark icon.
  2. Select the Collections tab.
  3. Tap Select in the upper right corner.
  4. Check the boxes next to each collection you want to delete.
  5. Tap Delete at the bottom of the screen.
  6. Confirm that you want to delete the selected collections.

This will allow you to remove multiple collections in just a few taps instead of deleting them one by one.

How to Delete All Collections

To completely wipe your collections tab clean, you can delete all collections at once:

  1. Go to your TikTok profile and tap the Bookmark icon.
  2. Select the Collections tab.
  3. Tap Select in the upper right corner.
  4. Tap Select All at the top of the screen to check every collection.
  5. Tap Delete at the bottom.
  6. Confirm that you want to delete all collections.

This will completely clear out your collections tab and remove any custom video organization. The videos themselves will still be saved as favorites unless you unlike them.

What Happens When You Delete a Collection

When you delete a collection, the videos themselves are not deleted from TikTok. Any videos you have liked will still be visible in your Liked videos tab. However, deleting a collection removes the custom organization and association with that group.

The videos that were in the deleted collection will no longer be connected or listed together. If you want to also unlike any individual videos, you’ll need to unlike them from your liked videos tab.

So in summary, deleting a collection only removes the collection itself – not the underlying videos. They will still be visible as general liked videos.

Tips for Managing Collections

Here are some tips to help you organize and manage your TikTok collections:

  • Name collections clearly so you know what each one contains at a glance. You can rename a collection at any time.
  • Don’t go overboard on collections. Creating too many narrow collections can be almost as hard to manage as no collections at all. Aim for broader categories.
  • Delete old collections you no longer need so your Collections tab stays organized.
  • Periodically review and declutter your collections and liked videos.
  • Back up favorites you want to save before deleting your TikTok account.

Can You Recover a Deleted Collection?

Unfortunately, there is no way to retrieve a collection after you delete it from TikTok. The custom organization and grouping will be permanently removed. However, the individual videos will still be available in your liked videos unless you unlike them.

So if you accidentally delete a collection you wanted to keep, you cannot get it back. That’s why it’s important to back up favorites or think carefully before removing collections.


TikTok collections provide a useful way to organize and group videos on an account with a lot of likes. But occasionally cleaning up and removing unused collections helps keep your profile tidy. With just a few taps, you can easily delete any custom collections. Just be aware deleted collections cannot be recovered – but the videos will remain available in your likes. By regularly managing collections, you can keep your TikTok favorites organized.