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Fix: Tiktok couldn’t upload video try again

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TikTok is a short-form video hosting service owned by ByteDance. The users can upload and view videos uploaded by other users, ranging from three seconds to ten minutes. Many users are encountering can’t upload video error while uploading a video on Tiktok. This error prevents them from uploading the video.

In this article, we have discussed the causes of couldn’t upload video error on Tiktok and a few ways to help you resolve this error.

What are the causes of couldn’t upload video error on Tiktok?

Below we have mentioned a few reasons that might be causing the error while trying to upload a video on Tiktok.

  • The Tiktok server is down.
  • Poor internet connection.
  • Bugs in the app.
  • The video is not as per the Tiktok community guidelines.
  • Your account is banned temporarily.

Also read: How to find saved videos on TikTok?

How to fix the error?

If you are encountering couldn’t upload video error while trying to upload a video on Tiktok, then we have explained some methods that might help you in resolving the error:

Check the server status

This error might be occurring while uploading the video on Tiktok because the Tiktok server is down. Check the server status of Tiktok, you can use websites like to check the server status of Tiktok. If the server is down then you can do nothing but wait patiently until it comes online.

Check the internet connection

This error can also occur because you are not getting a stable connection. Check your internet connection and restart your modem or router to reset the connection, which might help you get a stable connection by resolving any issues with the router.

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Restart the device

Restarting your device is the best solution for any problem and it also works most of the time in resolving the issues, if the errors are being caused by some minor bugs or glitches or interference by other apps on your device, then it might solve them.

Reinstall the app

Some files of the app might have gotten corrupted or missing for some reason, and that might be the reason you are getting the couldn’t upload video on Tiktok while uploading video. Uninstall the Tiktok app completely and then reinstall it.

Disable VPN

If you are using a VPN to use Tiktok then it might be causing this error when you try to upload a video. While VPN helps you access websites that are unavailable otherwise but it also affects your internet connection and speed. Disable VPN and then try uploading the video again.

The video might be violating Titok community guidelines

If you are getting the couldn’t upload video error while trying to upload the video then it might be possible that the video that you are trying to upload is not in line with the Tiktok community guidelines.

Tiktok does not allow nudity, pornography, or any sexually explicit content, videos that glorify dangerous acts that could lead to death or serious injuries. Videos with inappropriate use of any object are also not allowed on the platform. Tiktok also does not allows videos with a watermark or you used a song whose artist has not allowed its use without permission.

Your account is shadowbanned

If you behaved in any manner which is not allowed by Tiktok’s community guidelines then it will shadowban your account. Tiktok’s algorithm automatically shadowbans the users violating the community guidelines of Tiktok to protect its users from copyright issues, threats, spam and inappropriate content.

The Tiktok shadowban stays from 24 hours to a few weeks. If you think Tiktok has shadowbanned even if you haven’t violated any community guidelines then you can contact Tiktok customer support.

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Akash Singh

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