Facebook and Instagram have announced new tools which will show the time users spends on the social media platforms. The companies have developed these tools based on collaboration and inspiration from the leading mental health experts and organizations. The companies want the time people spend on Instagram and Facebook to be intentional, positive and inspiring.

In an official blog post, the companies added, “We want the time people spend on Instagram and Facebook to be intentional, positive and inspiring”. “Our hope is that these tools give people more control over the time they spend on our platforms and also foster conversations between parents and teens about the online habits that are right for them,” it added.

These tools are slowly rolling out to all users on Facebook and Instagram.

How to check time management on Instagram

To access the tools, go to the settings page of the app. Next, tap “Your Activity”. Here you will find a dashboard with details on the amount of time you spend on Instagram. You can set the time limits of your usage on Instagram. You can then choose to set daily reminders of the time set.

How to check time management on Facebook

Go to the settings page of the app. The users will find this feature under “Your time on Facebook”. just like Instagram, an identical dashboard will show the amount of time you spend on Facebook.

Then, you can set daily reminders and notifications for your usage on Facebook.

The users can also tap on ‘Notification settings’ to quickly access the new “Mute Push Notifications” setting. This feature will restrict your Instagram and Facebook notifications for a period of time.

The companies added, “ It’s not just about the time people spend on Instagram and Facebook but how they spend that time. It’s our responsibility to talk openly about how time online impacts people — and we take that responsibility seriously. These new tools are an important first step, and we are committed to continuing our work to foster safe, kind and supportive communities for everyone”.