A reflection of the Instagram logo in the eye of a user. Both Facebook and Instagram are introducing measures to help reduce the time people spend on their apps. Photo: AFPA reflection of the Instagram logo in the eye of a user. Both Facebook and Instagram are introducing measures to help reduce the time people spend on their apps. Photo: AFP
A reflection of the Instagram logo in the eye of a user. Both Facebook and Instagram are introducing measures to help reduce the time people spend on their apps. Photo: AFP

Time limits for Facebook and Instagram users: will they work? It’s doubtful social media giants really want us to use them less

Your Time on Facebook and Your Activity on Instagram will show how much time you spend on the apps and let you set daily time limits. But there’s no evidence yet that they’ll change behaviour, and new settings only go so far

Topic |   Facebook
A reflection of the Instagram logo in the eye of a user. Both Facebook and Instagram are introducing measures to help reduce the time people spend on their apps. Photo: AFPA reflection of the Instagram logo in the eye of a user. Both Facebook and Instagram are introducing measures to help reduce the time people spend on their apps. Photo: AFP
A reflection of the Instagram logo in the eye of a user. Both Facebook and Instagram are introducing measures to help reduce the time people spend on their apps. Photo: AFP
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