TikTok is adding new tools to combat harassment and spam on the platform. These will make it easier for users to moderate interaction on their posts and block annoying users.
While TikTok already has options to report different situations on the platform, this update gives users more control to moderate the interaction occurring on their content more simply.
Instead of deleting one by one every spam or harassing comment, they find on their posts, users will be able to delete comments en masse. So this change streamlines the process a bit more by allowing up to 100 comments to be selected for deletion simultaneously. The dynamic is simple, just press and hold the comment (or tap the pencil icon) and it will remain selected until you finish selecting all the comments to delete.
And on the other hand, the same system will start to be applied with the blocking of user accounts. Users will be able to block accounts massively following the same steps we mentioned for comments. So these new options will allow users to clean all offensive comments from their posts faster, and remove trolls from their profile and future interactions.
These functions will begin to be implemented from today, but only in some select markets, and in the coming weeks, they will begin to roll out to all users to complement the other options created to eliminate harassment on the platform.
For example, one of the latest options presents a notification when it detects that the user is about to post an offensive comment. This notification encourages the user to reconsider the comment and edit it before posting it on the platform.