Starting today, all TikTok profiles owned by users between the ages of 13 and 15 become private by default.
This was announced by the same company, as part of a series of restrictions aimed at this age group.
As a direct consequence of the new rule, explains TikTok, "only approved followers will be able to see the content of users under 16".
Just a few days ago, the Italian Privacy Guarantor opened a TikTok children's privacy investigation.
Regarding the other limitations for users 'under 16', the chat removes the 'Everyone' option from those who can comment on their videos (now younger users have to choose between 'Friends' or 'None').
There are also changes to the settings of the Duets and the Stitch function (with which you can cut scenes and insert them into your videos) "in order to make them available only for content created by users aged 16 or over. For users aged 16 or over. and age 17, the default setting for these features is now 'Friends'. "
In addition, explains TikTok, there is "the option to download only videos created by users over the age of 16. Other users can decide whether to allow their videos to be downloaded. While, for those between 16 and 17, the 'setting is disabled by default, but they can decide to enable it ".
Finally, the setting of the 'Suggest your account to others' option is automatically activated to 'Off' for users between the ages of 13 and 15.