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TikTok New US Terms Of Service Update For 2023 Explained

Jasmyne Jeffery May 19, 2023

A recent update has changed the way the popular app will work for users. Here’s everything you need to know about the new TikTok US Terms of Service update in 2023.

It’s not an understatement to say that TikTok has taken over the internet with millions of people obsessed with the app. However, there’s now been a new update in 2023 changing how users can use the app. If you want to use TikTok (and who doesn’t) then you need to follow these rules, but first, you need to understand them.

Luckily, we can explain everything you need to know about the new changes in May 2023.

TikTok New Terms Of Service Update Comes In May 2023

In the last few weeks, users in the US have been notified either by email or through the app about one section, in particular, being changed.

Though it’s not a large update, it may still affect how you use the app or website going forward. This is because to use TikTok, you must follow the rules, something you agree to in the Terms and Conditions and Community Guidelines.

What Has Changes In The TikTok US Terms Of Service 2023?

The only section that has changed this month is the section concerning Dispute Resolutions.

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Beginning today (May 19), all US users will need to agree to the new guidelines to continue using TikTok.

Looking at the new Terms of Service, the social media phenomenon are now saying that disputes must be attempted to be solved amicably before any further progression. This is if TikTok are contacting you, or if you have an issue with TikTok.

“Both you and TikTok will make a good faith effort to resolve the dispute amicably before either you or TikTok demands arbitration or files any legal action against the other.”

They go on to say that before any legal action can go forward, the party instigating the dispute must inform the other and intend to solve the dispute informally first.

How Dispute Resolution Now Works

If you have a dispute you wish to take up with TikTok, you must contact [email protected] with the following:

  • Your name
  • Contact information
  • The state or county where you live
  • Screenshot of your account page
  • A description of your claim.

If TikTok are the one with the dispute, they will contact you by messaging you with the above information, applicable to the as well as a screenshot of your account page.

However, receives the notice then has 90 days to respond and both parties must fully participate in the informal process. If this is not met, then arbitration may be instigated.

This means that an official person, independent of both parties, is hired to help settle the dispute. However, it still remains outside of court.

It’s very unlikely that any of this will apply to the average person. But it’s best to keep up with the new TikTok US Terms of Service update in 2023, just in case.

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Jasmyne Jeffery is a full-time Entertainment and News Writer on university-themed website Freshered and HITC, and joined the company having previously worked in a freelance role. She attended the University of South Wales where she was also a student blogger and graduated in 2022 with a first-class honours degree in English and Creative Writing. Now, she puts her creativity to use reviewing university bars, Love Island episodes and the latest apps any 18-25-year-old is using.