Popular video app TikTok recently rolled out a series of features aimed at keeping bullies from bothering users, including the ability to delete comments and block accounts in bulk.
The new features include the ability for TikTok users to delete up to 100 comments at once or block the same number of accounts in bulk, creators of the popular app announced in a May 20 post. “We hope this update helps creators feel more empowered over their experience on TikTok,” Joshua Goodman, the company’s director of product, trust, and safety, wrote in the announcement.
“I think that allowing users to more easily block comments and accounts is a good thing, but it remains to be seen if it will be helpful in stemming the tide in bullying,” University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Professor Justin Patchin told Lifewire in an email. “It will probably help when users are ganged-up on for one particular incident—where a number of other users are coming after them at one time.”