TikTok Adds Options to Encourage Users to Take a Break From Endless Scrolling
TikTok has revealed that in the coming weeks, it will introduce a new option for users to set custom time limits for how much uninterrupted time they want to spend using the app, before getting a reminder to take a break.
Before now, TikTok allowed users to get notified if they spent more than 40, 60, 90 or 120 minutes on the app per day.
“These prompts will remind people to take a break after a certain amount of uninterrupted screen time, which they can set as they choose,” Jordan Furlong, a product manager of digital well-being at TikTok, said in the blog post. According to the company, the prompt will read: “Break reminders help you feel more mindful and balanced on TikTok.”