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Facebook and Instagram introduce new tools to reduce the dependency on social

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Published on Aug 01, 2018

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Facebook and Instagram are introducing a new dashboard to keep under control the time spent using the two platforms, as well as new tools to set restrictions and temporarily mute push notifications. These changes, called “Your time on Facebook” and “You Activity” on Instagram, have the purpose of limiting the dependence on the social.

The new features will be available to all users within the next two weeks. To access the new feature on Facebook, do a tap on the icon with three horizontal lines in the lower right. From here, scroll down towards the bottom, until you find the heading “Your Time on Facebook”. Regarding Instagram, the “Your Activity” found in the settings menu.

The new dashboard shows a chart that informs you of the time spent on Facebook and Instagram in the last 7 days. From here, you can choose how long you want to spend on the two platforms. Once you have reached the time limit set, the application will send a reminder notice (but of course, you can continue browsing). From the dashboard you can also manage notifications, for example you can set a silent mode for 8 hours.

Facebook and other companies in tech have had to and are facing a lot of criticism for the dependence on the social sort in many users, dependency is often the cause of discomfort. Google and Apple have already moved to the beginning of the year, introducing the Android and iOS tools, to help people understand how much time they spend using applications.

In particular, one introduced with iOS 12 is Screen Time, which provides a daily report and weekly with the data usage of individual applications and web browsing.

The article Facebook and Instagram introduce new tools to reduce reliance on social comes from iSpazio.

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