TikTok is widely popular and is one of the most used short-video-sharing social media platforms across the globe. Now, the developers are rolling out some new features that are essential for not only users but for creators as well.
Notably, TikTok has added a new screen time control feature. This feature will remind users of the TikTok app to take a break if they are spending an extended amount of time on the application.
Moreover, according to Engadget, with the new update, the company is also adding a new in-app dashboard that will track closely how long people have been spending in the app.
The dashboard contains a lot of information for the users. You can view information such as how much time you have spent in the app, when you use the app most, how often it is opened, etc.
As the number of TikTok users is huge, people spend hours simply scrolling and watching content on the platform. This not only hampers their productivity but also their ability to spend the necessary amount of time.
The new screen time control will remind people to take a break from TikTok
Also, the new screen time control will allow users to set screen time limits. This will let them use the app for a restricted period of time in one setting.
Previously, TikTok only offered screen time controls that time out after a designated amount of time. However, with the improvement in the feature, users can choose the option to remind them to take a break if they have spent long hours using the application.
This new change has been a result of the discussions, TikTok peers had about their app’s impact on teens across the globe. TikTok has also said that it is introducing additional screen time restrictions for teens between the ages of 13 and 17.
Teens and their parents will be able to access statistics such as weekly digital well-being prompts. Furthermore, they will also get additional reminders for screen time when they have spent more than 100 minutes on the TikTok application in a single day.
If you think you might ignore the dashboard, you can also set weekly reminders to view your TikTok dashboard. This will allow users to have a glance at their app usability and manage their time more effectively by reducing the time spent on the app.
This is a nice feature to have on an app that is used by millions across the globe on a regular basis.