Another day, another bizarre challenge! A dangerous challenge titled ‘TikTok Timer Challenge’ has once again taken over the video-sharing app and users are thinking of reporting it. If you have not come across this challenge, here is what it is all about and how you can get rid of it.
TikTok has emerged as one of the most popular entertainment apps recently but it has also earned popularity because of its controversial content. From having sensitive and inappropriate content to providing space for dangerous challenges, the app has landed in hot waters several times.
The latest trend that has gone viral on the video-sharing app too has got a lot of traction after being flagged perilous. Despite knowing that the challenge can be problematic and dangerous, users still are hopping into the trend adding to its popularity.
There also are a few wise users who have started reporting this trend so that it can be thrown away from the app forever.
This blog aims at providing you with all the information about what the ‘TikTok Timer Challenge’ is all about, how possible it can be problematic and how you can report it on the app.
What Is The TikTok Timer Challenge?
As the name suggests, the challenge requires the participants to set a timer and see if anyone cares about them. The users have to share a distressing video or a caption alongside a timer that will decide whether someone cares about them or not. If they don’t get any response to the timer from their friends, family, or followers, the participants will perceive the timer as the time they are left to live.
The challenge is totally insane still, thousands of people are hopping into it just to get the attention of their loved ones. Most of the videos that come under this challenge have a caption, “let’s see who cares.”
The only aim of this challenge is to cry for help and to check if someone really cares about them. However, this is not a positive way to check if anyone cares about you or not. Sharing distressing videos and messages can upset several users and they can affect their mental health.
Also, it is insane to set a timer to denote the time you are left with to live. Several users are pushing their fellow TikTok users to attempt the trend however this can be really problematic. Thus we are requesting you all to report all the Timer Challenge videos that you come across.
How To Report The TikTok Timer Challenge?
It is your moral responsibility to report the videos that can be problematic for someone. You can follow the below steps to report the videos that come under the Timer Challenge.
- Firstly, open the video that you wish to report.
- Next, tap on the white arrow located at the top right corner of the screen.
- Click on the icon that says ‘report’ with a flag symbol.
- Select the option, ‘suicide, self-harm and dangerous acts’ and simply report the video.
If you receive any message asking you to be part of this challenge, never respond to it. Rather report it and report the user as well. Below are the steps you can follow to report a user on the app.
- Firstly, launch the handle of the user you wish to report.
- Next, tap on the three dots located at the top right corner of the screen.
- Click on the Report and choose the report account option.
You may also want to read about The 30 Day Intimacy Challenge
The Final Thoughts
This was all about the TikTok Timer Challenge and how it can be problematic for the users. Hopefully, you have found all the essential information about this perilous TikTok challenge.