TikTok Is Raising the Age Limit to Host a LIVE

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TikTok is doing something right by increasing the age limit to host a TikTok LIVE. The current age to host a TikTok LIVE is 16, but starting Nov. 23, the age will increase from 16 to 18.

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"As we consider the breadth of our global audience, we already take a graduated approach to the features that our community can access based on their age; younger teens need to be aged 16 or older to access Direct Messaging and 18 or older to send virtual gifts or access monetization features," the company wrote in a blog post this week.

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In addition to the age increase, TikTok will also be giving creators the option to choose if they want to only reach an adult-only audience in their LIVE. Like, maybe they feel like the content of a comedy set they want to try out is better suited for an 18 and older crowd, they can limit the audience and conversation to adults.

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The purpose of the new safety feature is to protect kids and teens from inappropriate content as "they start and build their online presence." Of course, the best protection for kids is no TikTok at all, but if that ship has already sailed, the new regulations are a step in the right direction.

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