TikTok will now let creators delete multiple offensive comments at a time in an effort to create a kind and inclusive community on the platform.
The Chinese-owned social networking site announced this week that they would be rolling out a new way for creators to easily manage the interactions with their content.
“People put their hearts and souls into creating and entertaining on TikTok, and we recognize how discouraging it can feel to receive unkind comments on videos,” read a statement by TikTok.
They also announced that creators would now be able to not only report accounts that are in violation of the community guidelines but will also be able to block, in bulk, all accounts that post bullying or other negative comments.
To access this feature users will have to long-press on a comment or tap the pencil icon in the upper left corner to open a window of options.
From there, people can select up to 100 comments or accounts rather than having to go one by one, making it more seamless to delete or report multiple comments or block users in bulk.
“We hope this update helps creators feel more empowered over their experience on TikTok,“ the statement continued.
TikTok has been rolling out updates that promote kindness on the app in an effort to combat bullying.
Recently they introduced a way to filter all comments so that only those a creator chooses will appear on their videos.
And users aged 13-17 have additional safeguards on their accounts designed to promote an age-appropriate experience.
“The more we can stamp out bullying behaviour, the more welcoming and fun TikTok will be for everyone,” said TikTok.