A new update of the direct messages function in the application of TikTok allows users of the platform filter which type of profiles can send direct messages to their personal accounts, in order to increase the feeling of security of the people who use this application.
Prior to this modification in the application developed by bytedancepeople who had an account in the platform could receive direct messages only from your friends or from other users recommended by the platform. However, with this new version it will be possible to differentiate between four categories of contacts: Everyone, Suggested Friends, Mutual Friends and Nobody.
According to Web page official of TikTokeach of these categories of profiles on their platform has a way of interacting via direct messages with users who have configured this form of communication and have some restrictions of contacts.
In the case of to select the Everyone option, users will be able to receive messages from anyone who has an account in the application, but they will be leaked by platform in two sections: those sent by mutual friends and people who are followed will appear in the section of Inboxwhile other people with whom no contact has been made will be directed to the message requests just like Instagram does.
TikTok You also have the option to display “suggested friends”, who are nothing more than people to whom one has aggregates as contacts on other social networks such as Facebook, as well as phone contacts. In the case of Mutual Friends, these are any type of account that follow the user bilaterally. To identify them you can also enter the eyelash of Friends at the bottom of the screen of the application.
In the event that users choose to select the option Since no one can send direct messages within the application, they will not be able to receive any type of communication from anyone within the platform. In the event that messages have been received prior to the change of option, the chats will not continue to receive new texts and the contacts, even if they are within the category of friends, will not be able to send any text to the user’s profile.
To access option modifications related to receiving messages of this type, people can follow these steps:
– Enter the application TikTok and click on the Profile section at the bottom of the screen of the device in which you are, be it Android either iOS.
– Press the button Menu shaped like three horizontal lines located at the top of the screen.
– Select the option Setting and privacy.
– Within this section, you can press the function Privacy and then enter the option Direct messages.
– In this section you can select one of the options previously mentioned.
Once this configuration is done, users will be able to exit this section of the configuration menu and refresh the direct messages section. From that moment any of the options selected will take effect and the receipt of direct messages will be strictly limited to this new setting.
All conversations will be included in this new function since the configuration of direct message preferences is not individual, but collective for all contacts.
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