Tiktok’s new update is now available and includes new features to help you and your children enjoy the social media site to the fullest. Among the new features is the option to filter out content that is problematic, harmful, or violent. You also get the ability to set a limit on how much time your kids spend on the app. It has also been optimized for foldable devices.
Limiting screen time for children
TikTok has launched a new update that allows parents to set limits on how long their kids spend on the app. This is an important step in limiting screen time for children.
Setting limits can help prevent screen use from negatively impacting your kid’s development. In fact, recent research has found that limiting screen time improves academic performance.
However, setting and sticking to a screen time limit can be more difficult than it sounds. For instance, it can be hard to make sure your child doesn’t end up doing other things while on the computer. That’s why it’s important to set realistic and sustainable limits.
The best way to limit screen time is to establish clear rules that your child can understand. It’s also important to let your kid know when their screen time is over. They will be much more likely to comply if they know you have a clear policy.
Another way to limit screen time is to give your kids access to apps only during specified times. You can also limit their screen time by setting limits for specific programs, such as games and social media.
Taking a break from technology is another helpful way to reduce screen time intake. A study conducted by the World Health Organization found that taking breaks from tech reduced stress levels by up to 15%.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends limiting screen time for preschoolers to no more than one hour a day. It’s important to note that this number does not account for body composition, ethnicity, or other factors.
Limiting screen time is the most important way to protect your kids from the health hazards associated with too much screen time. Other benefits include reducing social media use, increasing time spent on exercise, and enhancing their social and learning skills.
Adding a downvote option
Adding a downvote option to TikTok’s new update could help users identify inappropriate comments. The social media site has been testing the feature for six months. But TikTok hasn’t yet decided how it will use the data it gets from downvotes.
Twitter and Facebook are also experimenting with downvoting for replies. This new feature will appear on the right side of the heart-shaped like button. Only a select group of iOS and Android users will see it, however.
Downvoting is an effective way to flag comments that don’t seem to be relevant to the discussion. It can also help TikTok spot negative behaviors.
TikTok is currently testing the new feature on video comments. When you post a comment, you will see a thumbs-down symbol on the right. Tap the symbol and the number of downvotes will be visible. If you’d like to take back your vote, tap the icon again.
Users can also report comments for violations. TikTok says it will continue to delete inappropriate comments. However, the downvote feature is only available to people who are logged into the site.
TikTok is also testing a private dislike button. By clicking the dislike icon, users can indicate that they do not want to see the comment. Some users have reported that the downvote feature works differently than they expected.
While TikTok has not said what response data it will use, they have mentioned that they will send reminders to users who downvote comments. That could help them avoid repeating the same type of comment.
As a result, TikTok is focusing its efforts on creating a positive community. However, a downvote feature could silence dissenting voices.
Filtering out violent, harmful or problematic content
TikTok recently announced a new filtering system that should help the site keep kids safe. TikTok has been criticized for failing to prevent children from viewing harmful content. In addition to the filtering system, the company has also introduced new measures to combat injuries.
The new filtering system will be rolled out over the next few weeks. A TikTok spokesperson says that it will involve a combination of human-based moderation and machine-based moderation. It will be similar to a movie age rating system.
The new filtering system will also make it easier for users to filter out videos that might be harmful to younger viewers. For example, YouTube has a Restricted Mode that allows users to avoid watching scenes with violent and sexual content.
However, this feature may not catch all inappropriate content. Hence, a more effective solution would be to set up mirror accounts that are monitored by parents. This way, parents can intervene in their children’s online activities and talk them through any videos that might be too scary or inappropriate.
TikTok has been accused of inciting violence and misinformation. In addition, the social network has been criticized for its lack of parental controls. There is, however, a way to block out dangerous challenges, and a “for you” feed that you can customize and exclude from your followers.
One of the biggest challenges faced by users is figuring out which content is the right one. TikTok’s new content moderation system is designed to let you know which content to avoid, which to block, and which to make your own. You can choose from a variety of categories, including explicit, adult, and controversial.
Optimizing the app for foldables
TikTok has just released a new update optimized for foldables. The newest TikTok is based on Android 12L, which is an operating system designed to improve the user experience on foldable devices.
TikTok has also changed its home page to make better use of a larger screen. It has also reduced the number of task executions in each frame. You’ll now find smaller share sheets, an optimized home page layout grid, and more.
While the TikTok update may not be the first thing you’ll notice on a foldable device, the changes will help you enjoy a smoother app experience. To download the latest update, simply visit the Play Store.
Google has been working hard to optimize its apps for larger screens. At I/O last month, it announced that it would be optimizing over 20 of its most popular applications for bigger displays.
Google also confirmed that it would be supporting foldable phones. As for how it’s doing that, it’s not exactly clear. However, it has made improvements to the Play Store and a preview of Android 12L is available for developers.
With the release of Android 12L, it’s clear that Android has evolved from a smartphone-first operating system to one that’s best suited for large screens. Not only has the software improved, but Google has worked hard to make it easier for users to find and install apps optimized for larger displays.
In addition to the big three of Android, there’s a clamshell device on the horizon from Motorola. Meanwhile, Samsung has been making headway with its own foldable phone. This week, the company released an emulator for developers to test and optimize their apps.
Challenge rival social media platform BeReal
TikTok, the popular video and photo sharing app, is facing a new challenge. Social media platform BeReal has been making headlines lately, as it has become a popular new alternative to Instagram. In the past year, BeReal has gained millions of users.
The two founders of BeReal, Alexis Barreyat and Kevin Perreau, met at a social network called 42 born2code. They worked for GoPro and Opteamis before launching their own platform. Despite having a much smaller user base than Instagram, BeReal has become a hit.
Like Instagram, BeReal is an app that allows people to post photos of themselves. The photos are then shared on the public feed. Users can react to a photo by adding an emoji or writing a comment.
But BeReal does not offer an advertising platform like Facebook or Twitter. Instead, the app encourages users to be “real.” There is a two-minute limit to take a photo and it can only be shared with friends.
BeReal has a smaller user base than TikTok, though. Its engagement rate is just 29%, compared with Instagram’s 39%. While there is a possibility for monetization, that is likely to be through manually sold ads.
However, TikTok has more established sales relationships and an ad infrastructure to support its business. BeReal will need to overcome some of these challenges to succeed.
For example, BeReal will need to make sure that it can keep its influencers on the monetized platform. If it does not do so, then it could lose users to its competitors. Also, it will need to make sure that it can fix its technical issues.
Other challenges include the rapid scaling of the platform. BeReal has been growing rapidly, but it is still a relatively new app. That means it needs to prove it has more to offer than just a trend.