After Instagram, Apple, and Google time consumption tech is coming to Facebook now. A few months earlier, the company CEO has spoken about the welfare of the community is more important than maximizing profits, maybe the company thinks of fulfilling its commitment. Therefore, As intended to Facebook is structuring “Time well spent” product, according to TechCrunch. The new feature was spotted by Jane Manchun Wong, the same engineer who spotted new features on Instagram by analyzing the codes.
The feature shows you how much time you have spent on the Facebook App, it will also calculate time consumption of the last seven days, and the average time you spent on Facebook per day. “Your time on Facebook” also lets you set a daily reminder which will alert you when you reach your adjusted limit. and a shortcut to change Facebook notification setting.
“We’re always working on new ways to help make sure people’s time on Facebook is time well spent,” according to a Facebook spokesperson.
If we look on the positive side this new feature will help us to stay watchful and aware of our social media usage. The self-policing service is important because both Apple and Android going to launch their own display time monitoring dashboards that show which app you are using more frequently or which app is dominating, afterward when you reach the set limit it automatically locks you out of the app.
In 2017, Facebook had made some changes in its newsfeed algorithm which ultimately reduce low-quality videos from the feed and promote only viral eye catching videos. This cause the loss of 700,000 daily active users in the region of North America.
Mark Zukerburg said on the earnings call when this change had made, “reduced time spent on Facebook by roughly 50 million hours every day.”
Zuckerburg has also said that not all time spent on social media site is bad, there is a difference between good and bad facebooking. Like you can actively share, comment, or chat that makes you feel more connected and constructive.