How to Make Another Account on TikTok: The Ultimate Guide for Extra Accounts

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Hey there! Have you ever wanted to make another TikTok account? Maybe you want to keep your personal and professional lives separate, or create different accounts for different interests. Whatever the reason, I‘ve got you covered.

As a long-time TikTok user and social media expert, I‘m going to walk you through everything you need to know about making multiple accounts on TikTok. From account limits to sign up steps to managing multiple accounts, I‘ll provide plenty of insider tips and tricks.

Let‘s get started!

Why Would You Want Multiple TikTok Accounts?

Before we dive into the how-to, let‘s discuss the why. Here are some of the top reasons people make additional accounts on TikTok:

  • Separating personal and professional lives – Keep your real friends and family connections private while having a public account to grow your business, brand or influence.

  • Showcasing different interests – Get ultra-specific with accounts for niche hobbies like gardening, reading or cosplay.

  • Catering to different audiences – Speak to different demographics like teens, young adults, parents, etc.

  • Tracking performance – Compare analytics between accounts more easily.

  • Preventing content overload – Spread out content between accounts so followers aren‘t overwhelmed.

  • Resetting the algorithm – Start fresh when your main account‘s engagement declines.

  • Recovering from bans – Maintain access to TikTok if your main account is banned.

As you can see, having multiple accounts opens up a whole world of possibilities!

How Many TikTok Accounts Can You Have?

One of the most common questions about having multiple accounts is: how many is too many? Here‘s a breakdown of TikTok‘s account limits:

On a single mobile device:

  • Up to 3 accounts

On a single tablet device:

  • Up to 5 accounts

On desktop:

  • Unlimited accounts

So if you want to have the maximum number of accounts, using a combination of mobile, tablet and desktop devices is best.

I should note that these limits are specifically for individual personal accounts. Brands and businesses have stricter account limits due to TikTok‘s commercial usage policies. But more on that later.

Is It OK to Have Multiple Accounts According to TikTok?

Short answer – yes! TikTok allows users to create and manage multiple accounts, as long as you adhere to their account rules. Here are the key guidelines:

  • Unique contact info – Each account must be registered with a different phone number and email address. Reusing the same contact info across accounts is not allowed.

  • Unique usernames – You cannot create multiple accounts with identical usernames. Usernames need to be distinct.

  • Genuine usage – Accounts should not be used to artificially inflate engagement metrics through likes, comments, follows etc. All activity should be authentic.

As long as you create accounts ethically and don‘t try to game the system, having multiples accounts for personal use is A-OK per TikTok‘s terms.

Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Another TikTok Account

Ready to put those account creation skills to the test? Here‘s a simple walkthrough to make your next TikTok account:

Step 1: Open the TikTok App and Navigate to Your Profile

First, open up the TikTok app on your mobile device or desktop. Tap your profile icon in the bottom right corner (mobile) or click your profile picture on the bottom left (desktop). This takes you to your profile page.

Step 2: Tap Your Username and Select "Add Account"

From your profile, look for your username at the top of the screen and tap on it. A dropdown menu appears. Choose the option that says "Add Account."

Step 3: Pick Your Sign-Up Method

Next, you can sign up using:

  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Connected social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Apple

Select whichever option works best for you.

Step 4: Enter Unique Contact Details

Here‘s where that "unique contact info" rule comes in. When using email or phone number sign up, you need to provide new details not associated with any existing accounts.

Step 5: Create a Distinct Username

Double check that the username you choose is different than your other account(s). Get creative by adding numbers, middle names or keywords.

Step 6: Follow Remaining Setup Prompts

Finally, follow any remaining on-screen prompts to upload a profile photo, write a bio and complete account creation!

And that‘s it – your new TikTok account is ready to use! Rinse and repeat as needed to create extra accounts. Pretty straightforward, right?

Expert Tips for Managing Multiple TikTok Accounts

Now comes the fun part – actually using and managing your multiple accounts! Here are my top pro tips:

Use naming formulas

Give your accounts distinctive names to tell them apart at a glance. For example:

  • YourName_Photo
  • YourName_Dance
  • YourName_Gaming

Color code profiles

Beyond naming, make the most of profile images, bios and other design elements to color code accounts:

  • Photo Account – Blue theme
  • Dance Account – Pink theme
  • Gaming Account – Green theme

Create account-specific emails

To keep things ultra-organized, set up unique emails for each account like:

Bookmark key account pages

Save profile URLs to your browser bookmarks bar for easy access to all accounts.

Enable notifications

Turn on push notifications for any accounts you don‘t check daily, so you never miss engagement.

Check accounts consistently

Get in the habit of monitoring all accounts frequently. Scheduling time to check in helps.

Log out fully

Always fully logout of accounts on shared devices for privacy.

Use TikTok‘s account switching

The TikTok app now lets you seamlessly switch accounts from your profile menu.

By staying organized and developing account management routines, juggling multiple accounts becomes much smoother. Give these tips a try!

TikTok Limits for Brand & Business Accounts

So far we‘ve focused on personal accounts. But what if you want to grow and manage multiple accounts for business purposes? TikTok has additional rules to be aware of.

Here are the key limits for TikTok‘s business-facing accounts:

  • Up to 8 TikTok for Business accounts can be created per company/brand.
  • Of those 8 accounts, only 2 can be accessed from the same device due to security protocols.
  • Access to certain TikTok analytics and engagement features may be limited for business accounts.

These restrictions prevent marketers from oversaturating TikTok with promotional content. Breaking the rules risks getting accounts suspended.

My advice for brands is to thoroughly read TikTok‘s monetization policies and follow proper business account creation procedures. Take things slowly and focus on quality over quantity.

Signing Out of TikTok Accounts

When you have multiple accounts set up, signing out properly is crucial. Here are the key things to know:

On Mobile:

  • Go to your profile > Tap your username > Select "Log out"

On Desktop:

  • Click your profile picture > Go to account Settings > Click Log out

Logging out removes access to that specific account on that particular device. Your other accounts will remain active for use.

To sign back in, choose the "Log in" option on the app and enter your credentials. Always fully logout of public or shared devices when finishing.

How to Delete a TikTok Account

Ready to permanently remove an account from your lineup? Here are the steps:

  • Go to your profile > Tap the 3-dot menu > Choose "Manage account"
  • Select "Delete account" > Tap "Permanently delete [username]"
  • Enter account password when prompted > Finalize by selecting "Delete"

Once an account is deleted, it‘s gone for good, including all associated videos and data. So be 100% sure before deleting!

Should You Reuse Emails or Phone Numbers?

I strongly advise against using the same email address or phone number for different TikTok accounts. Here‘s why it‘s a bad idea:

Security Risks

  • If someone gains access to the duplicated email/number, they could control multiple accounts.

Login Issues

  • When contact info is duplicated, it causes problems if you forget passwords or get locked out.

No Merging

  • TikTok doesn‘t allow account merging. Keeping contact details separate avoids merger issues.


  • Trying to workaround TikTok‘s rules increases your chances of getting accounts banned.

For safety and simplicity, use totally unique contact information for each account you create.

Can You Merge TikTok Accounts?

This segues into a common question – can you merge multiple TikTok accounts together? Unfortunately, the answer is no. TikTok does not allow users to merge accounts for any reason.

Each account must remain separate and distinct. The only option is to delete any duplicate accounts created with the same email or phone number.

So be absolutely certain before creating any new accounts, as merging is not possible after the fact. Plan wisely and carefully.

Concluding Thoughts

And there you have it – everything you could possibly need to know about creating and managing multiple accounts on TikTok!

The main takeaways:

  • You can have up to 3 personal accounts per mobile device, 5 per tablet and unlimited on desktop.
  • Stick to TikTok‘s rules around contact info and username originality.
  • Organize accounts with naming formulas, themes and separate emails.
  • Enable notifications and consistently check all accounts.
  • Fully log out of accounts on shared devices.
  • Brands have stricter account limits – read TikTok‘s policies.
  • Deleting accounts is permanent – download videos you want to save.

I hope these tips help you become a pro at juggling multiple TikTok accounts! Let me know if you have any other questions. Enjoy putting your newfound account skills to work.


Written by Alexis Kestler

A female web designer and programmer - Now is a 36-year IT professional with over 15 years of experience living in NorCal. I enjoy keeping my feet wet in the world of technology through reading, working, and researching topics that pique my interest.