TikTok adds features to cap teens’ app usage for their own good

TikTok is introducing new features for teens that aim to cap video downloads and screen time.

The short video app is disabling downloads by default for creators aged 13 to 15. Meanwhile, the video makers aged 16 to 17 will get a pop-up before publishing their videos to let them choose their option for their audience: followers, friends only, or only themselves. Plus, creators from this age group will have an option to make their videos downloadable. 

In January, the company had rolled out restrictions on who can see content from teen accounts, making them visible only to friends or private by default.

TikTok visibility restrictions for users aged 16-17