TikTok adds ‘screen time breaks’ for addicts who can’t stop scrolling

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TikTok, with its endless feed of auto-playing viral videos, is notoriously hard to put down. But the social media app is now the latest to add digital wellbeing features prompting users to take a break from endless scrolling. After Instagram added an artificial end to its feed of posts, TikTok is now starting to prompt users to take a break after a certain amount of time. Researchers have attributed the rise of TikTok’s popularity to various designs that give it addictive qualities, such as a slot machine-like interface, the ability to scroll infinitely and an AI-supported feed of videos that …

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