TikTok has become one of the most heavily downloaded apps worldwide since it was launched in 2016. Photo: Shutterstock

TikTok to ban users under 16 from private messaging, allow parents to control screen time

  • Direct messaging will be disabled for TikTok users under the age of 16 from April 30
  • The new restrictions are part of the app’s new global measures to protect teenagers, after running afoul of regulators in countries like the US and India
Topic |   TikTok app
TikTok has become one of the most heavily downloaded apps worldwide since it was launched in 2016. Photo: Shutterstock
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