TikTok rolls out new screen time controls, adds new default settings for teens and
TikTok announced today that it’s introducing new well-being features for teens, families and its broader community. The company is improving its screen time controls with more custom options, introducing new default settings for teen accounts and expanding Family Pairing with more parental controls.
Every account belonging to a user under the age of 18 will soon automatically be set to a 60-minute daily screen time limit. Once the 60-minute limit is reached, teens will be asked to enter a passcode in order to keep scrolling. For users of TikTok’s under 13 experience, the daily screen time limit will also be set to 60 minutes. If the screen time limit is reached, a parent or guardian will need to set or enter an existing passcode to enable 30 more minutes of watch time.
The app will prompt teens to set a daily screen time limit if they turn off the 60-minute default and spend more than 100 minutes on TikTok in a day. In the company’s first month of testing, it found that this approach increased the use of its screen time management tools by 234%….