Aug 1, 2018

Facebook and Instagram introduce time limit tool

Facebook and Instagram are releasing a new tool to limit how much time people spend on their apps. Users will now be able to check how much time they've spent scrolling, set a reminder for when they've reach their allotted time, and mute notifications for a period of time. Facebook published a blog post in December 2017 that acknowledged the negative effects spending too much time on the platform has on its users. In terms of checking how much time she spends on Facebook and Instagram, Em says she "Doesn't know if it would help" because "I'm aware that I use social media too much". "With the emergence of mental health issues - especially among young people, who are spending the most time on these platforms - it's really important that we put things in place that can help limit that."

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