Advertisement
Global  

“News neutrality by unbiased coverage”
One News Page
> >

Facebook and Instagram Want You to Stop Using Their Services So Much

One News Page Staff Tuesday, 7 August 2018
Facebook and Instagram Want You to Stop Using Their Services So Muchby 👨‍💻 Adam Yardley

While plenty of us make regular use of social media, there has been growing concern over just how healthily we are staying connected – growing concerns over how younger people and children are using services such as Facebook and Instagram have bubbled up to the surface in recent years, and with the former having faced growing concerns over a number of other policies this past few months, it seems that the brand has decided it’s high time to try and stop people getting so addicted to their apps and services. Facebook – in ownership of Instagram – is reportedly developing ways for their users to refrain from using them so much. It sounds bizarre – but it is the latest in a number of attempts made by Mark Zuckerberg’s firm to try and take ownership of some of the brand’s more controversial aspects.

Major changes being launched will allow users to view directly how long they have been online for, and will allow people to launch and mute notifications which will help you to manage your browsing and posting habits. This means that we will be able to set alarms to effectively curb our own online behavior – arriving at a time where concern continues to build over just how healthy social media use – and dependency – is becoming.

Users will now be able to access these time-management features by heading to the ‘Your Activity’ section of their Instagram dashboard as well as through the ‘Your Time on Facebook’ option on the parent platform – both of which can be accessed via ‘Settings’ – and you will be able to set yourself a variety of notifications and reminders in order to better manage your ongoing access through the apps or platforms.

Ed Morrow, speaking on behalf of the Royal Society for Public Health, welcomed the moves by Facebook – which will allow you to customise your own time settings. “It is very encouraging to see Facebook and Instagram taking steps in the right direction by implementing these measures.”

Facebook, Instagram Introduce New Tools to Help Limit Your Time on Social Media
Facebook, Instagram Introduce New Tools to Help Limit Your Time on Social Media

It’s a move which has been welcomed, but it is one which only goes some way to help to strengthen Facebook’s public image in the wake of controversy over data-sharing and a social-media-wide crisis over online bullying. With more and more platforms taking responsibility for their services, it’s high time we saw more responsible changes emerging on the horizon.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

You Might Like


Recent related news from verified sources

5 Social Media Tactics You Need to STOP Using (And What You Should Do Instead)

These days, it seems like everybody is using social media. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t have a Facebook or Instagram account. Statistics...
WebProNews - InternetAlso reported by •WorldNews

16 music icons using their fame to get their fans to vote

Rihanna, John Legend, and Taylor Swift all have something you probably didn't expect in common: They want you to get out and vote. Musical artists across all...
Mashable - Internet

Facebook vs Google: Smart display showdown

Following Amazon with its Echo Show, Facebook and Google both recently unveiled new smart speaker devices featuring large displays to optimize user access to the...
DNA - Front Page

‘Brands should stop seeing age as a defining feature of the over-50s’

New research shows the over-50s feel misrepresented and ignored by advertising because brands are using their age, rather than their attitude and lifestyles, to...
Marketing Week - Business


Tweets about this

EsparragoLunar

3емля и воля ||*|| 🏴 RT @thedeadauthor: Here's what people should want from tech: - Twitter: ban all Nazis - Instagram: ban all brands - Spotify: pay your artis… 14 hours ago

Prisim98

Michelle C. Okay so for those who are interested in my pour art, Facebook page or Instagram? I'm debating which one to use so I… https://t.co/jsA09d6xHE 1 day ago

crazyfbchic

Leslie Hey @instagram stop trying to link me with @facebook. I don’t have @facebook nor do I want it...it’s just a bother. Please & thank you 2 days ago

WHACKtackular

Brewcifer I can’t stop thinking about the French dip leftovers at home and how bad I want some right now. I’m also thinking I… https://t.co/vUkWFOGBY9 2 days ago

brandiveil

Brandi Veil Happy #ThirstyThursday. When I saw this it "quenched my thirst for others to understand how powerful they are." If… https://t.co/Iv9GNaSPk5 2 days ago

RailHopn

Rail Hop'n Interested? Want to see a sample, stop by...we have one! Class is coming up soon at the brewery with a flight, chec… https://t.co/JjFNxwJguJ 2 days ago

AureliosPizza

Aurelios Pizza Want your baby to have a spot on our Wall of Fame? Stop into a participating #AureliosPizza TODAY to get your free… https://t.co/Md5WJWQpBb 3 days ago

RhondaMolash

SweetSnuggles69 I need to stop checking Uncle Kracker's Twitter, Instagram & Facebook..I just want to see who wins the prizes from… https://t.co/L8DHKCWO2D 3 days ago


Other recent news in Internet

Microsoft co-founder PAUL ALLEN passes away at 65Donald Trump referred to Stormy Daniels as 'HORSEFACE.' Seriously.
Colbert's spoof of Trump on '60 MINUTES' is both hilarious and frighteningGoogle CEO finally confirms secret censored Chinese SEARCH engine, is very happy with it

Recent related videos from verified sources

Cardi B Brushes Hair With Plastic Fork [Video]Cardi B Brushes Hair With Plastic Fork 00:40

If anyone knows how to curate a wig moment, it's Cardi B. But even when you've got millions of dollars and professional hair stylists, it doesn't mean much when you forget to pack a brush. Cardi's..

Credit: Wochit - Published

Investing for Retirement? SRI, ESG and Impact Investing Explained [Video]Investing for Retirement? SRI, ESG and Impact Investing Explained 06:59

New investment guidelines can be complicated. Socially Responsible Investment (SRI), Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investment, Impact Investing, etc. It can become confusing. Thankfully,..

Credit: The Street - Published

When will John Archer School get built and what's taking so long? [Video]When will John Archer School get built and what's taking so long? 05:17

Harford County has several schools that need to be rebuilt, and parents at all of them want their school done first.  One of them is John Archer School for children with special needs. The plan for..

Credit: ABC 2 News WMAR - Published

Cute Dog Can't Control Leg Twitching During Belly Rubs [Video]Cute Dog Can't Control Leg Twitching During Belly Rubs 00:12

Adorable Kiara is back, this time to show her crazy antics! In this hilarious footage we witness the adorable moment when owner gives her beloved pet a scratch on the tummy and sends this tiny princess..

Credit: Rumble Studio - Published

•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2018 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest