To assist users in controlling the amount of time they spend on the app, TikTok is introducing extra screen time limits. Tiktok is making the move and introducing a new in-app dashboard to better precisely track how much time users are spending in the app.
The dashboard will display data such as how long you spend using the Tiktok app, when you use it the most, and how frequently it is opened. Users of TikTok will now be able to set screen time restrictions for how long they may use the app concurrently.
Tiktok has previously included screen time limitations that time out after a set daily limit. However, with the new feature, users can choose, for instance, to have the app prompt them to "take a break" if they have kept it open for a long time.
The modifications follow inquiries concerning the effects of TikTok and its competitors' apps on teenagers. The Senate introduced a bill earlier this year that would expand research on social media addiction in an effort to put up additional "guardrails" to safeguard younger users.
Notably, TikTok has announced that it would soon impose further screen time limitations for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 17. Teens will now receive additional screen time reminders and weekly "digital well-being prompts" if they use the app for more than 100 minutes in a single day.