TikTok’s ‘Family Pairing’ Is Giving Parents More Control

Emeric Brard
on 23 April 2020

The immensely popular app, TikTok, has only continued its rise to the top during the COVID-19 self-isolation period as families have started getting creative with how they interact and share with one another.

With that in mind, TikTok has launched ‘Family Pairing’ as a means of giving parents more control over what their teens can and can’t do on the app.

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The new feature includes:

Direct Messaging

TikTokers can send direct messages to any account on the app, but if parents want to control that, now they can. Parents can limit who can send messages to the connected account or they can decide to completely disable direct messaging.

In accordance with TikTok’s age-based features, any user under the age of 16 will not be able to send direct messages.

Screen Management

Parents can limit how much time their teens spend on TikTok per day.

Restricted Mode

Not all the content on TikTok is wholesome and necessarily age-appropriate, so in order to prevent your teen from seeing any of that, you can restrict the appearance of that content.

Although TikTok is a very fun and creative app, it still remains of upmost importance to stay safe online. You can read TikTok’s full blog post for more details.

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