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Instagram and Facebook will alert you to over-use

Instagram and Facebook get a built-in control panel, so users can monitor how much time they are in the apps spend. Thus get Facebook is following in the footsteps of Apple and Google, which this year has also been efforts revealed around ‘digital welfare’.

“What, I have today already 1 hour on Instagram hanging around? Time for a brisk walk!’ So about the new control mechanisms of internetreus Facebook – the company behind Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp – have to work. Facebook and Instagram (but not Whatsapp) to get a new control panel. Therein, you will be able to see how much time you are in the last days both apps have spent. You will alerts can be set – for example, after 30 minutes or 1 hour – and notifications from the apps can temporarily disable, so you are not tempted to every few minutes to look again.

Original is such a control panel. The next versions of iOS and Android both have a built-in feature to your use of all apps – not just Facebook – to measure and verify. Your next smartphone will have it so.

Notable: while you were on iOS 12 yourself limits will be able to set – not more than 45 minutes on Facebook per day – is that a possibility apparently not in the alternative control panels that Facebook now represents. You only get a friendly nudge, the door slams close. And you’ll the flow of notifications that Facebook and Instagram alerts, shut down for a period of between 15 minutes and 8 hours. Then they are back again. They permanently disappear can also, of course, but it should happen elsewhere – and that is what Facebook is clearly not to hard encourage.

It’s been a busy week for Facebook. Tuesday night the company announced that a number of fake accounts has detected that attempts to be the next American elections to influence. A day later, takes Facebook so a another much-discussed problem: that people spend too much time on the addictive apps of the company. Last week were the shares of Facebook on the stock exchange a sharp dive, when it was found that the growth of the company decreases and the costs increase. Those increased costs have mainly to do with security and moderation. This week, the company seems determined to show that the efforts to in order to bring about results.

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