By Stephanie Hind, Creator Management and Operations, TikTok US
TikTok's short-form videos are fun, engaging, and offer users a seemingly endless steam of entertainment. For some people, learning from and laughing at the community's creative content can be so engaging that it is easy to forget the time - so we've created some fun reminders to help.
To help users manage their screen time, TikTok partnered with several top creators, including @jameshenry, @gabe, @alanchikinchow, and @cosette, to make short videos that encourage users to keep tabs on their screen time. These fun videos use the upbeat tone users love while offering a suggestion to take a break and do something IRL, like explore the city or read a book. Since the message only works if people watch it, our creators made these videos in true TikTok style, and the videos appear right in the TikTok app. We hope these videos will help in reminding users to take a break from their phones and enjoy the world offline.
Our new screen time management videos are the latest addition to TIkTok's 'You're in Control' safety video series. Staring popular creators, this series was designed with the user in mind and offers a fun, informative look at some of TikTok's safety features and best practices.
In addition to the new videos in this series, TikTok already offers a useful tool to help users take control of their screen time. Our Screen Time Management setting, part of the Digital Wellbeing portion of the app, helps anyone manage their ideal screen time by choosing a time cap that can be locked behind a four-digit passcode.
To access the Screen Time Management tool:
- From the "Privacy and setting" page tap "Digital Wellbeing"
- Tap "Screen Time Management"
- Choose your desired time limit and tap the red button at the bottom
We love working with talented creators to educate the TikTok community about online safety, wellbeing, and the tools and options available to them. The energy and enthusiasm these creators have for their community helps them connect with other users and leads to a better understanding of the platform. Please visit our Safety Center or the @TikTokTips account to learn more about the tools that can help you take control of your online experience.