Facebook and Instagram introduce time limit tool

Last Updated: Aug 02 2018 13:55

TECHNOLOGY- Social media platforms Facebook and Instagram have introduced time limit tools to restrict the amount of time people spend on these apps.

Users will now be able to check how much time they've spent scrolling, set a reminder for when they've reached their allotted time, and mute notifications for a period of time.

“It’s not just about the time people spend on Facebook and Instagram but how they spend that time,’’ Facebook said in a blog post Wednesday.

‘‘It’s our responsibility to talk openly about how time online impacts people — and we take that responsibility seriously.”

Concerns have been raised time and again about the addictive nature of these platforms and how they affect mental health of the users.