Social media apps or websites have come under fire for being too addictive and has led to it being blocked at workplaces and schools so the social media giant is coming up with a solution to manage your time on Facebook.
Facebook developer Jane Manchun Wong discovered a code for a feature “Your Time on Facebook” on Facebook’s Android app. Facebook has since confirmed the feature and said it is in active development, saying “We’re always working on new ways to help make sure people’s time on Facebook is well spent.”
Facebook is working on “Your Time on Facebook” which could help users to manage their time spent on Facebook app.
Instagram is also working on helping users to improve their digital wellbeing: https://t.co/y38mV3RtqB
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) June 22, 2018
The new tool lists will monitor how much time you spent on Facebook in the past week and your average time on the social media app per day. You can even set a time limit for your usage and to manage notification settings. “Time well spent” and “digital wellbeing” are the latest features in tech world which help you to curb social media and mobile phone addiction respectively. Google and Apple have already introduced such features trying to help you spend less time on social media, and now Facebook is going to give it a go.
Mark Zuckerberg earlier responded to the changes in News Feed by saying:
“I’m changing the goal I give our product teams from focusing on helping you find relevant content to help you have more meaningful social interactions.”
At WWDC 2018, when Apple announced this feature, it used the example of Facebook. At I/O conference, Google also announced a new initiative to improve the digital wellbeing of its users by helping to understand their online habits and learn when it’s time to switch off.