According to a communique released by the social media giants- which are both owned by Facebook “new tools to help people manage their time” spent on the platforms.
The tools are a way to limit notifications, and a dashboard that allows users keep track of how much time they have spent on the platforms.
The communiqué said, “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,” the statement added.
Facebook has in recent months introduced some changes to its content, including a major plan earlier this year to update its news feed to emphasise posts from friends and family.
Few months back, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg said that “In 2018, we’re focused on making sure Facebook isn’t just fun to use, but also good for people’s well-being and for society.”
Since the measures were introduced, viral videos have seen a significant drop in reach. The plan in turn saw a 5 percent drop in time spent on Facebook in the last quarter of 2017.