TikTok announces a new digital well-being tool for users that encourages users to interrupt the screen after extending single sitting online and manages the overall time spent on social media platforms. Did.
Video sharing platforms are very popular among teens.
According to the company, the two new tools will be placed alongside the existing daily screen time limit feature that allows users to set a daily time frame for using the app per day, with user control. ..
The new screen time limit encourages users to take breaks without interruption of certain screen times. This is a number that you can set yourself.
Meanwhile, the new screentime dashboard shows TikTok user data about the time spent on the app, how often the app is opened, and a breakdown of day and night usage, with the option to opt in weekly Notifications to see the numbers. Is also available.
“At TikTok, we believe that our digital experience should bring us joy, entertainment, connections and affluence,” said TikTok’s blog post.
“Building positive relationships with digital devices and apps not only measures screen time, but also manages how technology is used so that the time spent online can benefit our well-being. But there is also.
“Therefore, we are taking some steps today to support the digital well-being of the community created and discovered on TikTok.”
The social media giant has also published a new online guide to safety centers. This guide provides advice on developing good digital habits and setting boundaries.
TikTok has confirmed that young members of the community will also begin receiving automatic prompts for digital well-being.
Users between the ages of 13 and 17 will be fine-tuned to the app’s screen time limit tool after using the platform for more than 100 minutes a day.
According to TikTok, this change can have a positive impact on health when teens feel they are controlling their online behavior and habits, according to a study conducted by the online safety group Internet Matters. I heard that I understood.
“Surveys show that young users not only welcome the introduction of built-in features and settings that encourage them to think critically about the time they spend online, but also use the settings to make apps,” said Internet Matters. Carolyn Bunting, Chief Executive Officer, said.
“It’s important to help them feel in control of their online experience and make thoughtful choices.
“We look forward to developing more features that put children’s well-being at the center of their design choices.”