When you’re filming a TikTok video whether it’s your response to the latest dance challenge making the rounds or a lip-sync to a popular audio clip you don’t always get it right the first time. Luckily, TikTok allows you to save the videos you record in your Drafts folder. This is also handy if you’re working on a video that requires some extra time for fancy editing.
After reading about the possible TikTok draft leak, you might want to rethink whether you save anything in your Drafts folder. Some TikTok users are convinced that the video-sharing app is leaking people’s drafts without their consent. Is it true?
Is TikTok leaking drafts?
The rumor that TikTok is leaking drafts started going around after some user started noticing a very strange video in their TikTok feed. It featured a younger woman doing a little TikTok dance moves. The viewers freaked out when they observed that there was no user account title in any respect.
Usually, viewer can tap over username of the particular person whose video you’re watching to be taken to their profile. While in this case there was no username instead just an @ sign. When user tapped on it, they were taken back to their own account instead of the creator’s one. As expected TikTok users started panicking.
Whereas some questioned whether or not the woman within the video was some type of social experiment, others took the unusual video as proof that TikTok is leaking movies from customers’ Drafts folders. Issues obtained much more complicated when TikTok person @tamialynn2x uploaded a video claiming to be the younger woman’s cousin and explaining the state of affairs.
While some wondered whether the girl in the video was some kind of social experiment, others took the strange video as evidence that TikTok is leaking videos from users’ Drafts folders. Things got even more confusing when TikTok user @tamialynn2x uploaded a video claiming to be the young girl’s cousin and explaining the situation.
@tamialynn2x shows text conversations with someone named Journi, who is allegedly the girl in the dancing video. Journi does have a TikTok channel, @its._journi but the social experiment video of her dancing does not appear on it. Journi’s supposed cousin shared screenshots of a text conversation with Journi, wherein Journi is just as confused as everyone else about why the video was appearing on people’s TikTok feeds.
@tamialynn2x uploaded another video saying that TikTok must be leaking drafts, and that’s why Journi’s video had been published even though Journi herself hadn’t published it. @tamialynn2x also said that the video had actually been one of Journi’s private videos (rather than a draft), but either way, it wasn’t a video Journi meant for a bunch of random people to see.
TikTok hasn’t commented on the controversy yet and the video appears to have been removed. There has been no confirmation that Journi’s drafts were leaked or that @tamialynn2x is actually her cousin and Journi has not uploaded any videos to her account since March of 2020. Regardless of what actually happened here a TikTok glitch or something more nefarious. It might be a good idea to empty out your own Drafts folder just to be safe.