The “time well spent” movement that’s sweeping tech may be coming to Facebook. A new feature that was spotted by Jane Manchun Wong (an engineer who’s previously uncovered new features in Instagram by digging through the code) will show users how much time they spend on the social media site. The news was first reported by TechCrunch.
Facebook is working on “Your Time on Facebook” which could help users to manage their time spent on Facebook app.
Instagram is also working on helping users to improve their digital wellbeing: https://t.co/y38mV3RtqB
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) June 22, 2018
The new feature — tentatively titled “Your Time On Facebook” — follows in the footsteps of companies like Apple and Google by providing more information about how users are spending their time on computers and smartphones. In its current form, the feature will show you how much time you’ve spent on Facebook each day over the last week, along with the average time spent on the site per day. It will also offer you the option to set a daily time limit as well as a link to manage your Facebook notifications.
Facebook has confirmed to TechCrunch that the feature is in development, although it would not say when or even if it’ll be launching for all users.