The short-form video-making platform, TikTok, tests a new ‘Sleep Reminder’ feature that will allow users to set up bedtime reminders, and the app will mute notifications during those hours of sleep. For beta testers, the feature will appear under the screen time settings. According to a spokesperson of the company, TikTok is constantly developing new ways of improving users’ well-being and this new tool expands on its already existing digital well-being features.

Sleep Reminder Feature to Help Users Sleep Better

According to a research there had been numerous findings that talk about the continuous distractions posed by the social media platforms that disrupt sleep patterns and produce after-effects on the health of the user. The sleep reminder feature will help the users to go to bed on time when the limit is reached.

According to a study, kids aged four to 15 now spend an average of 80 minutes per day on TikTok. The app also drove kids’ social app use growth by 100% in 2019 and 200% in 2020. In the U.S., kids’ average usage of TikTok hit 95 minutes per day during COVID-19 lockdowns compared with just two minutes more — 97 minutes — spent on YouTube.

Restricted Nightime Notifications

In 2021, TikTok Launched a feature that restricted the nighttime notifications for teen accounts. With his feature, users aged 13-15 don’t receive push notifications from 9 p.m., and users aged 16-17 have push notifications disabled from 10 p.m. TikTok has also introduced a guide titled “How can I reflect on my digital well-being with my family and friends?“ that is meant to help users “reflect more holistically” about how they spend time online.

Also read: YouTube Surpasses TikTok in Popularity Among Teens: Report


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