In a bid to manage how long users browse TikTok content, the social media giant announced they are implementing a daily screen time limit for minors. By default, TikTok sets the daily screen time limit to 1 hour (or 60 minutes) for users under 18–though users can set their own limits.
In addition to the daily screen time limit, users under 15 will not receive notifications after 9 pm, while those aged 16-17 will not receive any after 10 pm.
TikTok consulted with academic research and experts from the Digital Wellness Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital and determined that 60 minutes is the ideal daily screen time limit.
Those who turn off the 60-minute limit will be given a reminder if they spend more than 100 minutes on the app. Parents also can control this feature, along with being able to add a passcode and extend the limit by 30 minutes at a time.
There’s also a Family Pairing feature that allows them to customize daily screen time limit for different days of the week, along with access to the screen time dashboard that gives a detailed breakdown of time spent on the app.
Aside from addressing concerns on screen time, TikTok is also bringing sleep reminders to the app as well. With this feature, users can set a time where they will be reminded to log off and go to bed.