The TikTok video service, which is available to users 13 and older, has updated its privacy settings for minors.
According to the changes made, the accounts of all users between the ages of 13 and 15 will automatically become private. Videos hosted in private accounts can only be viewed by approved subscribers. Thus, the platform seeks to provide young users with the opportunity to make informed choices about what content and with whom they want to share, as well as independently determine the degree of privacy in the application.
Also, the “Suggest your account to others” option for this category of users will be disabled by default, notes NIX Solutions.
In addition, there are restrictions on commenting on videos created by people under 16 years of age. Now these users can independently determine who can leave comments under their videos: you can choose the option “Friends” or even restrict this opportunity for everyone. The option of giving all users the ability to comment becomes unavailable.
All platform users will now be able to download to their mobile devices only videos created by authors over 16 years old. In turn, for users from 16 to 17 years old, the ability to download their videos will be automatically disabled. However, they will be able to turn it on in the settings.