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What is the Timer Challenge on TikTok? Dangerous Trend Explained

Ladies and gentlemen, the timer challenge has taken the world of TikTok by storm. Day by day this trend is becoming more and more popular but let us warn you this trend is a dangerous one.

Nowadays, anything and everything has the probability to go viral on the video-sharing platform TikTok. If a large majority of people do a challenge, it ends up becoming a trend. Things go haywire when a challenge is dangerous and has some serious consequences. Keep scrolling further to learn everything about TikTok’s timer challenge.

Here’s everything you need to know about TikTok’s timer challenge

When we talk about the timer challenge, the user kickstarts the challenge by placing a timer on their cell phone. At that point, you may also find a few captions on your screen like “let’s see who cares.”

In the timer challenge, the timer is basically used in a fictional sense to highlight the time, the user has left to live. The timer is created by the user and it cannot influence this feature in any way.

Then, some users also tend to share a few sad messages in the video. Ultimately, the upsetting messages can leave people on the platform distressed. The main goal of the game is to get help from someone after they see the video or message to ‘show they care’.

At the end of the day, this is not the right way to achieve the goal of seeing who cares for you and who doesn’t. So far, we have seen many users trying to convince other users to do this challenge to see if someone cares about them or not.

How can you report content on TikTok?

While scrolling through the video sharing service TikTok, if you find any video about the timer challenge, then you can simply report it by following a series of steps given below.

  1. Tap on the white arrow that’s present on the right of the video.

2. Click on the icon that says, ‘report’ with a flag symbol

3.  Tap on ‘suicide, self-harm and dangerous acts’ and report the content.

If you feel like reporting an account on TikTok, then follow the steps mentioned below:

1. Visit the profile of the user.

2. Click on the 3-dot icon in the top right.

3. Choose report and tap on report the account.

Netizens vented their anger about TikTok’s timer challenge on social media

One use wrote, “I’ve seen the stupidest attention grabbing trend ever on tiktok and it’s called the “Timer Challenge” suicide is not a joke these fucking kids out here are doing this shit like it is one but no it’s a serious matter it is not a “trend” I’ve lost many friends to it.”

Another user tweeted, “help me to forget the timer challenge.” Followed by a user who penned, “Most likly not since therevare no timer with the challenges” 

These were a few reactions of the users to TikTok’s timer challenge. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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