TikTok today becomes the last technology company to implement greater protections for minors on its platform in the wake of increased regulatory scrutiny. The company says it will introduce a series of product changes for teen users ages 13-17, with the goal of making their TikTok experience be more private, more secure and less addictive. The news of TikTok follow similar moves recently announced by other technology companies than focused on adolescents, including Google and YouTube, as well as Instagram.
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The changes that TikTok plans to implement in the coming months will address the in-app messaging, the public nature of videos of users, the download settings default for videos and the use of push notifications by TikTok.
New changes in the application
This amplifies the changes in the Privacy settings and the default values for users under the age of 18 that TikTok introduced in January. At that moment, TikTok released stricter rules for teens ages 13-15 and slightly more permissive settings for 16-17-year-olds focused on default account types, comments, and feature usage interactive TikTok, What Stitch and Duet.
Now, TikTok says that new users between the ages of 16 and 17 will have their direct message setting set to “nobody” by default and existing users will be asked to review and confirm their setting next time they use the messaging function. However, the company will not prevent teens from using direct messages, but they will have to make a more explicit decision to do so.
More privacy and pop-ups to “take a break”
The app will now also show a popup message when a teenager under the age of 16 posts their first video, to ask them to choose who can see your content, be it followers, just friends or just themselves. Before, TikTok had limited who would find accounts belonging to teens under 16, reducing the visibility of their content to only approving followers, when using the default settings. Now, it’s more directly pushing teens to make a decision about how public they want their content to be, and they have to decide for the video to go live, he notes. TikTok.
TikTok has been singled out as one of the most addictive social apps on the market, thanks to its advanced personalization technology, interactive design and simple interface. The company already inserts “take a break” videos within its main feed, because users have been wasting hours scrolling through the app. Their decision to limit notifications is another recognition of the app’s ability to drive users, and younger users in particular, to create negative digital media habits. By avoiding notifications during certain hours, TikTok You can point potential regulators to a feature that shows you are doing something to address that problem.
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