News on the horizon regarding TikTok, which will soon introduce a limit on the time of daily use for minors. Users between the ages of 13 (the minimum age required to sign up) and 18 will see the app go dark once they reach 60 minutes of daily use. However, one obstacle that is not insurmountable: to continue using the platform, it will be sufficient to enter a code that will allow you to scroll back to the feed. The novelty will be introduced in the coming weeks, as announced by the social network. The idea, therefore, rather than preventing the use of the app, seems to make younger users aware of how much time they spend on TikTok. The move comes as TikTok is being banned by numerous political institutions, from the European Parliament to the EU Commission, via the Canadian government, the US, and US universities. Meanwhile, even in Italy the prospect of a blockade has begun to emerge after the opening of an investigation by Copasir.
The ability to disable it
TikTok itself will choose the code and not the users, who will have – even minors – the possibility of disabling the time limit, but once they have reached 100 minutes of use they will receive a notice asking them to reset it. According to reports from the Chinese social network, the new functions, in tests, have increased the use of time management tools spent on the application by 234%. To implement the time limits, ByteDance consulted experts from the Digital Wellness Lab of Boston Children’s Hospital who highlighted that there is no right or wrong time of use, while inviting them to provide greater protections for minors.