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Tech Bytes: Do kids spend too much time online? And how does TikTok play a role?

Created: January 20, 2020 08:47 AM

In today's Tech Bytes, nearly 90% of parents think their kids are spending too much time gaming.

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According to a new poll, most parents think kids play too much. And nearly half worry it gets in the way of sleep, homework, and even friendships.

TikTok beat out Facebook and Instagram for the most app downloads in 2019.

TikTok clocked in clocked in with more than 700 million downloads last year. Unfortunately for the video platform, WhatsApp still ranks supreme with 850 million downloads.

And Instagram is making a change to its interface.

The social media site is reportedly doing-away with the IGTV button, the icon that launches the app's long-form videos. The report says very few people were using the stand-alone app. Users will still get long-form video within their feed, search tab, and profiles.

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