In a bid to promote healthier online habits among teenagers, Meta (formerly Facebook) introduced a new feature called "nighttime nudges" on Thursday. The feature is designed to remind teens when they have spent more than 10 minutes on Instagram late at night, encouraging them to consider shutting down the app.
Highlighting the importance of sleep, Meta stated in a blog post, "Sleep is important, particularly for young people, so we’re launching new nighttime nudges that will show up when teens have spent more than 10 minutes on Instagram in places like Reels or Direct Messages late at night. They'll remind teens that it’s late, and encourage them to close the app."
In addition to the introduction of nighttime nudges, Meta has also committed to taking steps to conceal various types of age-inappropriate content for teens on both Instagram and Facebook. The company revealed that it is implementing more stringent content control settings for teens automatically.
This setting, which is the most restrictive, will be applied to new teen users and extended to teens who are already active on these social media platforms. Meta's move aligns with expert guidance and reflects its commitment to creating a safer and more age-appropriate online environment for teenagers.
(With Agency Inputs)