TikTok is giving the parents of its millions of teenage users more options to restrict what their children can see and share.

The short-form video app announced a host of new parental controls on Tuesday, including the ability to decide what content teens can search for on TikTok, who can comment on their profiles, who can see what videos they've liked and whether their profile is public or private.

"Our aim is to strike a balance between safety and autonomy for teenagers as we work to create a safe and supportive place for self-expression," Tracy Elizabeth, the company's head of global minor safety policy, and Alexandra Evans, its head of child safety public policy for Europe, wrote in a blog post.

The new measures are part of TikTok's Family Pairing feature rolled out to certain European countries in February this year, which allows parents to link their account to their teenager's. The feature, previously called Family Safety Mode, allowed parents to set limits on how much time their children spend on TikTok every day, what kind of content they can view and the ability to limit or turn off direct messages.

TikTok is now expanding those features and making them available worldwide.

"As young people start to build a presence online, we believe it's important to give families tools so parents and teens can set guardrails together," Elizabeth and Evans said.