TikTok, the social media site known for its popularity among youth, is making its youngest users’ accounts more private.
On Wednesday, the company introduced a new set of privacy rules for users under the age of 18.
From now on, all registered users ages 13-15 will have their accounts set to private by default. This means that those profiles won’t be accessible to anyone that hasn’t been explicitly approved. Furthermore, users in this age group are losing the “Everyone” comment setting, and will now have to choose between “Friends” or “No One” for their comments.