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A grown-up's guide to mastering TikTok

By Linda Chong

02 Mar 2023 · 3 min read

Globally, there are now 1.5 million people using TikTok monthly. For some, the app still feels a little hard to access. The Post provides a useful step-by-step guide, to get everyone up to scratch.

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TikTok has reached 1.5 billion monthly users across the globe and is now a popular social platform for product recommendations, restaurant reviews, memes and more.

But it's under scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers about how the Chinese company handles user data and whether it's doing enough to protect younger users from social media addiction. On Wednesday, TikTok said it would limit users age 18 and younger to 60 minutes of daily usage. Later this month, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew will respond directly to U.S. lawmakers' concerns in a congressional hearing.

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