TikTok has announced a new privacy setting for users and launched a new video series that works to showcase the app’s safety features.
The video app has announced the launch of a new safety feature that will allow users within the UK to filter their comments through the blocking of certain words. Similar to Twitter’s muted words feature, it will prevent keywords from appearing in a video’s comments section.
The new feature follows an already existing one that allows users to decide who is allowed to comment on their videos. Currently, users are able to add as many words to the list as they like, up to 30 characters, and can change which words are filtered at any time.
Along with the new setting, TikTok has also revealed its new You’re In Control safety video series, which aims to get its users more aware of the privacy and safety features available to them. Such features include deciding who is allowed to follow and send messages to one’s account, setting one’s account to private, picking who can and cannot react to and download videos, and who is allowed to duet. Users are also able to block accounts.
The videos will tackle a variety of topics, including community guidelines and in-app reporting. The first seven videos were initially rolled out in the UK and the US, with further countries and videos planned. The videos will feature popular editing techniques and video structures in order to appeal to the app’s users.
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