Published: 17th April 2020
TikTok now lets parents add their accounts with their kids
According to The Verge, once two accounts are linked, parents can control kids settings from their own phone
The move will give parents more control over the user activity of their kids as they can set controls on 'Screen Time Management', 'Direct Messages' and 'Restricted Mode'. "Family Pairing enhances our suite of safety tools and complements our work to provide greater access to product features as users reach key milestones for digital literacy," the company said in a statement on Friday.
"It is part of our continued work toward providing parents better able to guide their teen's online experience while allowing time to educate about online safety and digital citizenship," it added. However, parents will still have to get their kids' approval to agree to have their accounts linked under the new system.
According to The Verge, once two accounts are linked, parents can control kids settings from their own phone. Earlier, parents had to set these restrictions within the app on their kid's device. To set it up, parents need to scan a QR code inside the digital wellbeing section of their kid's account. Also, kids can disable the account linking anytime they want.