TikTok has launched a series of new features aimed to keep you from sinking into its unending feed of seductive short-form movies. After utilizing the app for an extended, user-defined amount of time, a new tool will display a reminder, adding new protection to existing daily limitations. If a teen (aged 13 to 17) spends more than 100 minutes in the app in a single day, they will be prompted to use the screen time restricting tool.
TikTok is also introducing a new screen time dashboard, which displays an overview of app usage. Statistics include the number of times the app has been used, a breakdown of daytime and evening usage, and a daily counter for the amount of time spent in the app.
TikTok’s new capabilities follow the addition of similar options to other apps such as Instagram and Netflix to help users manage the time they spend on them. App limitations are also supported by Apple and Google on iOS and Android. They’re useful enhancements for services with advertising-based revenue models that can motivate users to pay attention.