As the fastest-growing app in the world, TikTok needs to update its policies often to keep up with the rate of demand, however, the interface isn’t perfect and when something goes wrong, it affects millions of its daily users.
Users are usually notified of these changes shortly after the update once they log into the app where they must tap to accept. However, the latest pop-up for users in the US has faced a bug in the code which fails to realize when the notification has been acknowledged, and it has infuriated many.
People took to Twitter and even the app itself to air their grievances with the issue.
@ritratpattywhacki hope tik tok knows rats can’t read #fyp #privacypolicy #privacypolicyupdate #tiktok #foryou #notification #foryoupage #tap♬ iclimbedoutofmyheadandwatchedmyselfimplode – ross
— Dieghoe (@diegheaux) June 2, 2021
— kim ✨🏳️🌈 (@youdidinthdark) June 3, 2021
Meanwhile, others found that they were unable to read the policy in the first place, with several people posting screenshots of an error code when they tried to access the right web page.
— Matthew Eric (@matthewericdoes) June 2, 2021
At the time of writing, the bug is still affecting users. Unless the company takes a look at the bug affecting their system, there doesn’t seem to be an obvious way to get around it unless you continue to click “OK” each time you log in.