The Facebook app for iPhone (iOS) and Android phones gained a feature capable of controlling the time spent using the social network. The user can find out the average time spent on the platform, as well as set up a daily reminder about usage and disable notifications. Upon reaching the established time limit, the service sends a warning, but it is possible to ignore it and continue to mess with the social network normally. The function is useful, as it encourages the conscious use of the tool and allows better management of everyday tasks.
In the following tutorial, learn how to use the new Facebook control panel to track time. The procedure was performed on an iPhone 5C with iOS 10, but the tips also apply to users of the Google system and other Apple phone models.
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Step 1. Access the social network menu, expand the item "Settings and privacy" and open "Your time on Facebook". Finally, check the average usage time of the social network. To find the weather in the last few days, click on the graph bar with the desired day;
Access the Facebook time tracking tool Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 2. If you want to set up a usage reminder, scroll down and go to "Set a daily reminder". Then, select the desired time and click "Set reminder". Upon reaching the established usage time, the user will be notified;
Set time limit for Facebook Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 3. It is also possible to adjust the notifications from the social network. To do this, tap on "Change the notification settings". On this screen, it is possible to configure notifications for comments, bookmarks, reminders and other activities independently;
Set up Facebook notifications Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 4. On the same screen, there is the feature to temporarily disable all notifications in order to decrease the use of Facebook. To do this, activate the option "Mute push notifications" and choose the desired time.
Temporarily silence Facebook notifications Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Ready. Take advantage of the tips to control Facebook usage time on your mobile phone.
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