Not only does it give users more control over the comments they will allow on their posts, but it also adds a dynamic to make users aware of the type of conversation they are generating on the platform.
More controls for comments in TikTok
One of the features added to TikTok gives users more control over the comments that come to their posts. A new option that is combined with the rest of the functions dedicated to commenting moderation within “Comment filters”, which is as follows:
- New comments are hidden until the user decides to delete them or allow them in the post.
- Hide comments that TikTok considers to be offensive or spam until the user approves them.
- Use certain keywords to filter those comments that will be automatically hidden until deleted or approved.
So users can use any of the filters to keep their posts free of offensive, inappropriate, or spam comments, without having to expose themselves to them publicly.
And on the other hand, TikTok wants users to be aware of the type of comments they leave on posts. Following the same dynamic that we already find on Twitter, when it detects that a user is writing an offensive comment, TikTok will display a warning and the option to edit their text.
This tug of war will give users a second chance to reconsider the message they want to express and change the comment. So far it works as a suggestion, so it will not prevent the user from continuing to post the comment.
All these changes are already being implemented in the TikTok app, both on iOS and Android.