These TikTok features will soon no longer be available for those under 18

Author: Clark Tos
2022-10-20 11:08:02

The social network TikTok has announced an important change on its platform. The application launched in 2016 will indeed block certain features for its underage users.

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Since its launch in 2016 by the Chinese company ByteDance, TikTok has continued to grow in the field of platforms. It's simple, TikTok is the most used social network in the world today. It now has 1 billion users according to January 2022 data.

A colossal name that compte parmi ses users a string of young people under the age of 18. It is this category that is targeted by the Chinese application, and for a good cause.

TikTok lives soon restricted for minors

In a press release he published on Monday, October 17, the famous social network indicated that, from now on, certain features of the application would be reserved for users over 18 years of age. Thus, certain features will be restricted to those under 18, a way for the platform to protect minors who use TikTok from certain published content.

The functionalities concerned which come into force from November 23 for this age group are the lives. From now on, minors will no longer be able to launch lives on TikTok or even attend lives of older people. For the latter, an option will be offered for older people to restrict, if they wish, the visibility of their lives and their potentially 'sensitive' content to minors.

Finally, private messaging is accessible from the age of 16, while the monetization of accounts will only be accessible from the age of 18.