TikTok bans private messaging for under 16s

17th April 2020
TikTok will ban private messaging for anyone under the age of 16, with effect from 30th April.  The move is designed to keep children safer online and will mean those under the age of 16 will no longer be able to use the platform to communicate privately.
However, the age restriction will be linked to the age users say they are when they join up with the platform so could easily be bypassed by those children who are prepared to create new accounts!