TikTok changes users under 15 to 'private account' & no longer allows video downloads



TikTok of short movie sharing service, among children

proud of popularity comparable to that of YouTube , but is a service, fined 600 million yen more than because of the 'information collection of children' or are subject to, from child care organizations children There have been a series of privacy issues for younger users, including complaints for continuing to violate privacy laws . TikTok has announced that it will change user account settings to protect the privacy of young users.

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TikTok has announced that it will change the default account settings for users aged 13 to 15 to 'private accounts'. This will ensure that videos uploaded by users between the ages of 13 and 15 will only be available to approved followers. In addition, this change will be applied not only to new users but also to existing TikTok users.

Also, 'Allow other users to see recommendations' will be turned off, and users between the ages of 13 and 15 will no longer appear in other users' recommendations. In addition, videos published by users between the ages of 13 and 15 will be modified so that only users who are followers and followers of each other can comment.

TikTok has features such as 'Duet' that collaborates with videos published by other users and 'Stitch' that cuts out a part of the video published by other users and incorporates it into your own video, but 13 to 15 years old These functions will be disabled for videos published by users, and it will not be possible to download videos.



TikTok has also announced a setting change for users aged 16 to 17, limiting 'Duet' and 'Stitch' to users who are followers and followers of each other, and the initial setting of the downloadable range of videos is It will be changed to 'Friends only'.

Regarding this change in privacy settings, TikTok said, 'We hope that by providing privacy settings that are appropriate for the user's age, users will be able to make careful decisions about online privacy.'

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