TikTok is on its way to becoming one of the best social media platforms of all time due to the spike in its viewership during the pandemic. Users have grown accustomed to the easy-to-navigate design and new, entertaining trends that most content creators on the platform indulge in. Snatching away a teenager’s phone while a TikTok video is playing is a kid’s equivalent of snatching their candy. However, isn’t excessive candy bad for our teeth and overall health? Well, so is TikTok.
While our teeth are in no danger from a TikTok video, too many of these videos can be really harmful to a person’s brain.
Trust us; we aren’t ones to throw around allegations before knowing what we’re getting ourselves into. Some facts prove too much TikTok usage is highly unhealthy for a user of any age, but particularly for young and growing minds.
First, mobile phones are already a mental growth hazard mainly because of the internet. We all know that the internet contains more bad or unnecessary/inappropriate content than it does useful information. And as a kid with no idea about what research is or what you’re looking for, wouldn’t you be tempted to see things you haven’t before?
TikTok isn’t just a social media platform but also a source of income for famous/aspiring content creators and influencers. Not all content on TikTok is appropriate for a twelve-year-old. Besides, when did the bare minimum become the rule? Shouldn’t young children focus more on physical activity, social events, skill-building, and critical thinking? Since when is entertainment for kids a priority?
However, we do understand it isn’t easy to implement change in rebellious kids, so we aren’t asking for you to make any large changes. Just reduce their overall screen time to 30-40 minutes daily, and keep TikTok to a strict 15 minutes at that.
In today’s blog, we’ll discuss how you can turn off comments while watching a TikTok live. To learn all about it, stick with us till the end!
How to Turn Off Comments When Watching TikTok Live
TikTok videos are the most entertaining part of many users’ days. However, everyone has their own likes and dislikes and TikTok lives are just as fun to watch, isn’t it? To draw a comparison, you can think about how stand-up comedy is a prepared piece like a recorded video, while lives are similar to improv shows.
Sure, pre-written and prepared sets are fun, but it’s improv that shows the real skill and talent of the performer, right? TikTok lives are spontaneous and fun and can tell us more about a person than a recorded, tweaked video can, don’t you think?
If you’re a new user on TikTok who loves watching lives, we’re happy for you! If you’ve been on this platform for a while but still haven’t looked at any lives, trust us; you’re missing out. We aren’t saying they’ll be the most fun you’ve ever had, but what’s the harm in trying something new and exciting?
If you’ve decided to take up our idea, that’s great! To ensure that you have an interruption-free live-watching experience, we’ve got just one more tip for you.
Here’s how to turn off comments when watching TikTok live
Step 1: Launch TikTok on your smartphone and log in to your account.
Step 2: The first page you’ll land on is your FYP or your For You Page on the Home tab. You’ll see the Live icon at the top left corner of the screen. Tap on it.
Step 3: You’ve now reached the Live tab. If you don’t like the person on this live or whatever they’re doing, you can always leave it. Just swipe down to jump to the next live.
Step 4: Find a live that you actually want to watch. You might’ve noticed the small icons at the top corners of the screen and all the comments pouring in. To stop that, all you need to do is tap the middle of the screen and swipe left. Instead of all those tiny, disturbing icons, all you’ll see is the live!
In the end
As we end this blog, let us recap all that we’ve discussed today.
No one likes it when our Netflix streaming is interrupted by notifications and calls; similarly, the icons on the screen during lives are also disruptive.
However, don’t worry. We’ve discussed an easy way to get rid of all icons and comments; read until the end to learn all about it!
If our blog has helped you, don’t forget to tell us all about it in the comments below!