New TikTok update focuses on adult-only streams and age limits
TikTok’s new adult-only streams aren’t as spicy as you might think.
UPDATE 1/3/2023: TikTok is now pushing out the update that gives creators better control over video age limits. You can read the original report below.
Now, before you get up in arms (or excited), adult-only streams must follow the platform’s rules. The new streams are meant for creators that want to touch on sensitive topics or “comedy routines” for adult audiences.
The adult-only tag will better help TikTok’s stellar algorithm serve the content on people’s For You page. This feature is rolling out “in the coming weeks.”
TikTok updates streaming age limits for going live
In addition to adult-only TikTok streams, the platform is also adjusting its rules for who exactly can go live with its livestreaming feature.
Currently, the age limit is 16 years old. That changes on November 23, when the age limit gets bumped up to 18 years old.
This goes along with some of the other age-gated features of TikTok, including being 16 to access DMs and being 18 to access monetization features.
These are solid updates from the hit platform
Ultimately, these are some good updates from TikTok, and I doubt the platform will see much pushback. Keeping your audience entertained while also protecting them is the goal.
There is one final update that creators can expect, as well. That comes in the form of an update to Multi-Guest, which bumps up the number of guests to five.
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