Social networking: Facebook and Instagram enable online time control

New social networking features are designed to monitor how much time you spend on Facebook and Instagram. However, there are gaps.

Social networking: Facebook and Instagram enable online time control

Facebook and Instagram have introduced features that enable users to control ir own digital consumption. In future, users will see how much time y have spent in app. It should also be possible to define useful life. The programs indicate users when y are used up. It should also allow you to mute push notifications.

The time control functions, however, apply only to apps on each one device – and not when you use networks on your computer. In addition, time of use on different devices is not counted toger. The new applications will be unlocked in next few weeks.

"We have developed se new features in collaboration with external experts, through extensive research and feedback from our community to provide people worldwide with a conscious, positive and inspiring experience," networks shared. Instagram has been part of Facebook since 2012.

The platforms presented new functions under slogan "Time Well Spent". This is motto of campaign of former Google employee and digital critic Tristan Harris. Harris is calling for a change of heart in tech. Technology should help to spend one's own time sensibly, instead of seducing users to more time on screen.

Facebook and Instagram Follow initiative of or Techfirmen. Also in latest version of Google's smartphone operating system, Android p, similar features are installed for Time control. Apple introduced app screen time, which is to be integrated into new iOS 12. Google and Apple also want to expand do-not-disturb mode of ir operating systems. Previously, re were tools from independent developers with similar functions.

The computer scientist David Levy, in an interview with time online, had called for a more reflective approach to smartphones: "We should no longer just get excited about latest features of iphone or about what's great with his phone Can do. Instead, we should ask ourselves: what makes a fulfilled life? In some respects, technical devices can help us to lead one. But y can also prevent us from doing so, "Levy said.

Updated Date: 02 August 2018, 12:00

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