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Facebook, Instagram Roll Out Features To Track Time Spent On Apps

The tool will also let users set a time limit on use, and have reminders pop up to say when the limit is reached.

August 01, 2018 - 2:10 pm
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If you've never realized how much time you spend mindlessly scrolling through social media feeds, Facebook and Instagram will start letting you know with new features being rolled out Wednesday.

Users in the U.S. will start seeing a well-being dashboard that logs the number of minutes they've spent on the apps each day over the week, plus the average across the week.

The tool will also let users set a time limit on use, and have reminders pop up to say when the limit is reached.

Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating system software will include similar features in their next updates, as well.

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