- TikTok announced the launch of a new feature to protect those with photosensitive epilepsy
- It will give users a chance to skip videos with photosensitive content
- TikTok aims to become the “most inclusive and accessible online platform”
TikTok is adding a new feature that will allow users to skip videos that may trigger seizures.
The video-sharing, social-networking service already warns creators about content featuring effects that can trigger seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy, but TikTok is taking it another step further by giving users the chance to completely opt out of seeing such videos.
“With this new feature, viewers who come across a photosensitive video will receive a notification inviting them to ‘Skip All’ future photosensitive videos,” Joshua Goodman, director of product at TikTok, said in a statement.
The feature that’s set to roll out “in the coming weeks” is a part of the company’s