TikTok launching new tools to improve digital well-being

TikTok launching new tools to improve digital well-being

TikTok is launching new features to help users manage their phone usage.

The technology giant has announced that it's going to start warning users about how much time they're spending on the app.

The video-sharing platform's launching two new tools which will tell people how long they've been scrolling for.

The firm says it wants to improve digital wellbeing, having already confirmed it'll send automatic notifications about usage to its younger audience.


In a statement the company said: 'our new screen time dashboard will also give our community data about how much time they are spending on TikTok.

"Summaries of their daily time spent on the app, the number of times they opened the app, and a breakdown of daytime and night-time usage.

"People can also opt for weekly notifications to review their dashboard."

They also said they would be introducing weekly digital well-being prompts for younger members of our community.


"When someone aged between 13 and 17 has used the app for more than 100 minutes in a single day, we will remind them of our screen time limit tool the next time they open the app."

Dr. Nina Vasan and Dr. Sara Johansen, advisors from Brainstorm: The Stanford Lab for Mental Health Innovation at Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry say: 'people need tools that empower them to use social media intentionally and to be mindful about how, when, and why they use these platforms.

"Features that provide people with insight into screentime, and allow them to flexibly customize their online experiences to emphasize quality over quantity, can help provide this sense of agency and support mindfulness."