TikTok adds new Family Pairing capabilities to expand parental controls

TikTok today announced an update to its Family Pairing feature that bolsters parents' control over their kids' experience on the platform. Family Pairing was introduced in April to let parents customize their safety settings and those of their children.

The fresh capabilities are meant to make it easier for parents to monitor their teens' activities on TikTok. One way it's doing that is by allowing parents to control what their children can search for on the video app in terms of the type of content, users, hashtags, or sounds.

Parents can also now decide who can comment on their kids' videos by setting the access to "everyone", "friends" or "no one". They can also control who can view their kids' videos by setting their profile to private, allowing them to choose who can see their teen's content, or making it public, where everyone can view their page content. TikTok is also adding the ability for parents to decide who can see their kids' Liked Videos tab.

Family Pairing already allows parents to limit who can send direct messages to their kids, restrict inappropriate content in their teen's For You feed, and manage their screen time on a daily basis. TikTok hopes the latest changes will help parents "create the TikTok experience that's right" for their children.

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