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TikTok Limits Teens to 60 Minutes a Day to Prevent Binges

  • Users under 18 will have to enter password after 60 minutes
  • App’s addictive effect on the young has stirred controversy


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TikTok will automatically impose a 60-minute time limit for users under age 18, an attempt to mitigate the app’s addictive nature and address concerns about its impact on teens.

The new approach will require younger users to enter a password if they want to binge more than an hour of videos at one time, the company said in a blog post Wednesday. Parents and other adults can also monitor the amount of time teens spend on the app — with a breakdown of daytime versus nighttime use — and see the number of times it was opened.