TikTok introduces a Watch History feature, with research also suggesting that there are tons of toddlers on the app! And the biggest news of the week comes as Will Smith breaks the internet!
New research has found a pretty shocking statistic, as it seems more children than we thought are using social media frequently. British toddlers, yes I said toddlers, are increasingly using apps such as TikTok, with around 16% of three and four year olds viewing TikTok content. And even shockingly, over a third of children aged 5 to 7 regularly use the video-looping app. The app currently has an age restriction, with under 13s restricted from creating an account. But research has suggested that these age checks have been missed, meaning thousands of children are able to use the platform.
Now this is a tool that we have been dying for! TikTok appears to be testing a new feature, with millions of users asking for this to come to the app. A Watch History feature is heading to the platform, which means users can easily find a video that they have previously watched. For a number of years, it seems we have struggled to find a video that we have loved, and without saving it, it’s nearly impossible to find it on the feed. But Watch History means those videos you want to rewatch can be done with a few clicks – amazing!
And finally, if you’ve been living under a rock, then you may have missed the biggest talking point of the week, as the world debated the Oscars incident. On Sunday night, millions watched as Will Smith slapped Chris Rock after joking about his wife. But it seems social media platforms have been relishing in the incident. The topic became the most talked about event on Twitter, pulling in more engagement than any TV series, award show or sports event including the Super Bowl.
It also gained the most views in a single day on YouTube, hitting 48 million views in 24 hours. It has even overtaken Mr Beast’s recreation of the Squid Game. Craziness. And the debate still remains – should Will Smith be reprimanded for his actions?