Fix: TikTok stuck at “Your video is being processed”

In a Nutshell

If TikTok is stuck on “Your video is being processed” when uploading a video, you should try restarting the app or reinstalling it. Alternatively, check that your internet connection is good, the app is on the latest version, and whether your account is in good standing.

The Tiktok app, without a doubt, is currently among the most popular social media app in the world today. It helps users upload videos to their followers and even allows watching videos from various celebrities worldwide.

However, some users have reported issues with the app when trying to upload a video. The TikTok app sometimes gets stuck at “Your video is being processed” and never gets past this message. As such, users experiencing this problem are unable to upload videos to the platform.

If you’re one of the people who got stuck and your account on TikTok is taking too long to process videos, you are not alone and have come to the right place. In this guide, we’ve got a solution for quickly fixing it.

What does TikTok mean by “Your video is being processed”?

TikTok your video is being processed message

When you upload a video to TikTok, the app displays a message stating that “Your video is being processed”. This means that TikTok is uploading your video to their servers and processing it to prepare the final video that is displayed to everyone.

At times, the app may get stuck at the “Your video is being processed message” and will take too long to process your videos.

There could be several reasons why this happens, such as the following:

  • Your internet connection is too slow or unstable.
  • Unsupported video format.
  • The video does not follow the rules and guidelines of the platform.

How to Fix TikTok stuck on “Your video is being processed”

If TikTok is taking too long to process videos and the app is stuck on the “Your video is being processed” screen, try the solutions listed below to fix the problem.

1. Restart the app

A temporary glitch in the app could be preventing it from uploading your video. As such, you should force close the TikTok app and re-open it. Then try uploading the video to see if it works.

2. Delete the video and re-upload it

Delete the video and try uploading again. Sometimes, the app may be stuck because of an error. Deleting and re-uploading can fix this problem.

Make sure your video is not too long. The maximum length of a TikTok video is now 10 minutes. And also, make sure your video is not too short, at least 15 seconds should be ideal at the barest minimum.

3. Restart your device

Restarting your device may seem like an obvious step, but it’s often overlooked amid a panic.

To restart your device is one of the first things to try when you’re having trouble with anything on your phone, and it can fix many problems you’re experiencing.

First, turn off your phone by holding down the power button for several seconds until it goes off completely. Then wait a few seconds and turn it back on as you normally would.

Now reopen TikTok and try uploading the video to check if the problem is resolved.

4. Update the TikTok app

The next step is to update the app. If you’re not already on the latest version of TikTok, go to the App Store or Google Play and update it.

Newer versions of TikTok often contain bug fixes and by updating it, the issue that you are having may be resolved.

5. Check if you’re in airplane mode

If you’re in airplane mode, TikTok won’t be able to upload your video to their server. To fix this, turn off airplane mode and try uploading your video again.

6. Check your internet connection

TikTok requires a stable internet connection with a decent speed. Open a web browser on your device and navigate to a random website to check if the page loads fine and quickly.

Alternatively, try connecting to a different WiFi or use Cellular Data to check if the videos get uploaded.

7. Delete and reinstall TikTok

If the issue persists, delete the TikTok app on your device. This will help get rid of any corrupted data or files in the app. Now install the latest version of TikTok and reupload the video.

8. Check if your account is banned or restricted

If your account is banned by TikTok or facing some sort of restrictions due to breaking their community guidelines, you will have issues using the app including uploading videos.

If your account is banned, TikTok will display a message when you open the app informing you of the restriction.

9. Contact TikTok support

If all else fails and your video is still stuck at processing, you should reach out to the TikTok support team and report the problem. They will quickly get back to you with assistance.

To contact TikTok:

  • Go to Profile
  • Tap on the menu icon in the top right and choose Settings and privacy.
  • Scroll down and tap on Report a problem.
  • Go to Videos and sounds Other > Other.
  • Tap on the Need more help button.
  • Now explain your issue in full detail and attach a screenshot of the processing message.
  • Press the Report button.


1. How long does it take for a TikTok video to process?

Most of the time, you will be able to see your TikTok video after a few minutes. The processing time depends on how long the video is and its file size.

If you want your video to upload immediately, make sure that your internet connection is good and that you aren’t using too much data.

The general rule is that longer videos will take longer than shorter ones because there are more data for Tiktok to process before uploading them onto their servers for others to see.

2. Why does my TikTok have 0 views?

If you have uploaded a video on TikTok, but it is still at 0 views, then there are several reasons why that might be the case.

  • Quality of the video: For your video to get enough likes and followers to reach a large number of viewers, it needs to have some good content in it. If the content of your video is poor (such as offensive language or inappropriate behavior), then the chances are that this will prevent people from wanting to watch it; thus, Tiktok does not present it to a larger audience.
  • Your video does not follow TikTok’s guidelines: Any video that you upload to TikTok must follow the platform’s guidelines. Failure to do so will result in your account getting shadow banned, videos removed, or at worst, being banned.

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Ali Mahdi

Ali Mahdi is the founder of CyberTips and a seasoned software developer. His expertise lies in programming, cryptocurrency trading, and social media marketing. In addition to CyberTips, Ali has written for other prominent blogs in the past for 5+ years, including iDrop News, Redmond Pie, iPhone Hacks, and iDownloadBlog.