Omar Oakes
3 days ago

TikTok increases age limits for gifts and streaming

Policy change follows criticism about platform for allowing teenagers to spend relatively large sums of money on virtual gifts.

TikTok: consulted NSPCC before making policy change.

TikTok is increasing the age limit for people who want to live-stream videos or send virtual gifts to other users in an attempt to increase safety.

From today, only those aged 18 and over will be able to buy, send and receive virtual gifts, whereas previously anyone older than 13 could send gifts and anyone aged at least 16 could receive them.

The policy change follows a wave of criticism about...

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