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.
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.
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.”
While there will always be an ad-supported version of Facebook that’s free to everyone, the company has been conducting market research in recent weeks to determine whether an ad-free version paid by subscriptions would spur more people to join the service.