Instagram will tell teens to take a break

Instagram will tell teens to take a break


Facebook has announced that it will implement a reminder feature for teen users that will tell them to take a break from social media to help with mental health.

According to Facebook global affairs VP Nick Clegg:

We’re going to introduce something which I think will make a considerable difference, which is where our systems see that the teenager is looking at the same content over and over again, and it’s content which may not be conducive to their well-being, we will nudge them to look at other content.

Clegg also said that Facebook algorithms should be "held to account" and that Facebook stopped developing Instagram Kids to work entirely on adding new controls for teen supervision by their parents.

Facebook did not specify when the feature will be released but it’s something we should expect in the future.

It should be mentioned that Apple and Google already have similar features, which show users how much time they spend on specific apps and allow them to set time limits and be reminded when their time is up.

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