Not unlike Apple’s own Screen Time feature in iOS 12, a new set of digital wellbeing tools on Facebook and Instagram permit users to keep their device time under control, limit notifications and set daily reminders.
Facebook is shuttering three apps due to low usage: Moves, tbh and Hello. The company has promised to deprecate the Moves and Hello apps in a few weeks and delete the user data from all three of these apps within 90 days.
It’ll let Facebook fans temporarily hide all post in their News Feed by keywords. Posts by people, pages and groups can be snoozed for up to 30 days, but the social network may increase the limit if enough users decide they want more time.
Instagram on Thursday introduced a new feature that will allow users to easily add music to their Instagram Stories. Facebook has licensing deals in place with major record labels, so we’re talking tracks from popular artists like Bruno Mars, Demi Lovato and Post Malone.
Instagram on Wednesday announced that it has developed a new app called IGTV. The app is aimed squarely at YouTube and other long-form video services, allowing creators to upload full-screen, vertical videos up to 1-hour in length.
The Facebook Events feature is a great way to keep track of what’s going on in the world around you. Thanks to a web-based import feature, you can now add Facebook Events to your iPhone calendar. You can also remove these calendars from your devices with ease.
Facebook has suspended approximately 200 apps that are currently pending a more thorough investigation into whether they misused any data. Some of the removed apps apparently had access to “large quantities of user data.”