China, Douyin

China, Douyin

Douyin, China's version of TikTok, is capping time on its platform for users under 14 to 40 minutes a day

Douyin's 'youth mode' also locks users under 14 out of the app from 10pm to 6am daily.

21/9/2021 2:17:00 AM

Douyin 's 'youth mode' also locks users under 14 out of the app from 10pm to 6am daily.

The platform's 'youth mode' also locks users under 14 out of the platform from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. every day.

20 September 2021, 6:02 am·2-min readDouyin, China's version of TikTok, is putting in place new time restrictions on the platform for its users aged 14 and below.Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty ImagesDouyin, China's version of TikTok, is limiting users aged 14 and below to 40 minutes on its platform every day.

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Douyin's "youth mode" also locks users under 14 out of the app from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily.This is the latest in a series of measures by Chinese gaming and tech firms to regulate the country's cyberspace.Visit Insider's homepage for more stories

.Chinese TikTok users under 14 are having their time on the platform limited to just 40 minutes a day, in China's latest move tocurb online addictionfor younger Chinese users.The restriction is being rolled out in the form of a "youth mode," which automatically sorts all registered users under 14 into a different user category, per The Wall Street Journal. This category of users will not only have their time on the app limited but will also be locked out of the app from 10 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily. headtopics.com

"If you are a user aged under 14, you'll discover that you're already in 'youth mode' when you open the app," said the company in astatementannouncing the move on September 18.Douyin added in its statement that it will push "enriching" content to do with general knowledge and educational material to users in "youth mode."

Douyin averaged around600 million daily active usersin the first quarter of this year and has been progressively rolling out restrictions for younger users. In June, a softer version of the youth mode put in place protections for users aged 14 and 18 by limiting the content they can view through the search function, per state-linked media organization

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