Family Pairing on TikTok — What Is This and How To Set It Up?

Here’s what you need to know about Family Pairing on TikTok

FAMILY PAIRING ON TIKTOK – This article will teach you about this feature and how to set it up using only the TikTok mobile app.

One of the features available in the platform is the “Family Pairing” feature. It allows parents and teens to customize their safety settings based on the individual needs.

With this feature, a parent can link their TikTok account to their teen’s account and set parental controls on the platform.

Family Pairing on TikTok
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Here’s how to setup this feature on the platform:

The first step is to open the TikTok app and tap “Profile” at the bottom. Next, you need to tap the “Menu” button at the top, select “Settings and privacy”, and choose “Family Pairing”.

After that, you need to tap “Parent” if you’re a parent or “Teen” if you’re a teen. The last step is to follow the steps in the mobile app to link accounts.

Below are some of the parental controls that a parent can set on their teen’s account:

  • Daily screen time. A parent should decide how long your teen can spend on the platform each day.
  • Screen time dashboard. A parent should get a summary of your teen’s time spent on the platform
  • Mute push notifications. A parent should decide when to mute your teen’s push notifications on the platform.
  • Filter video keywords. A parent should select hashtags or keywords to exclude from your teen’s For You and Following feeds. Also, a parent should manage the visibility of your keywords list.
  • Linked account activity. A parent should get notifications about your teen’s activity on the platform.
  • Discoverability. A parent should decide whether your teen’s TikTok account is public or private.
  • Suggest account to others. A parent should decide whether your teen’s TikTok account can be recommended to other users.

Keep in mind that the parental controls mentioned above are only available on the TikTok mobile app and not on mobile and desktop browsers. But how can you manage or view the Family Pairing controls?

First, you need to open the TikTok app and tap “Profile” at the bottom. The next step is to tap the “Menu” button at the top, choose “Settings and privacy”, select “Family Pairing”, choose the account you want to manage, and update the controls, as needed.

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