Facebook and Instagram will introduce management tools for controlling time usage
In a statement, the social media giants -- which are both owned by Facebook -- announced: "new tools to help people manage their time" spent on the platforms.
"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.
It is also introducing an option to deactivate notifications on smartphones.
Facebook has in recent months introduced a string of changes to its content, including a major plan earlier this year to update its newsfeed to emphasize posts from friends and family.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had announced the changes in 2017, as his firm sought to respond to accusations that it encouraged addiction to its platform.
Earlier this year, Zuckerberg said: "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.
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