TikTok plans to roll out new options to encourage users to take a break from endlessly scrolling short-form videos on the platform amid public pressure for tech companies to address excessive social media usage.
In a blog post released by the company, Tim Tok will introduce a new option in the coming weeks for users to set custom time limits for how much uninterrupted time they want to spend using the app, before getting a reminder to take a break.
The post read: “As we encourage people to think more mindfully about developing positive digital habits, we’re launching two new practical tools to make it easier for our community to feel in control of their TikTok experience. We already offer daily screen time limits, which help people decide how much time they’d like to spend on our app each day. In the coming weeks, we’re introducing a tool to let people control how much time they spend on TikTok in a single sitting by enabling regular screen time breaks. These prompts will remind people to take a break after a certain amount of uninterrupted screen time, which they can set as they choose.”
The full post can be found here
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