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The Facebook Hidden Feature shows EXACTLY how much time you’re wasting on the app – and offers a way to save time

If you feel like you’re wasting a lot of time on Facebook, there’s a feature that shows exactly how much.

Many apps now offer screen time options so people can get a better idea of ​​when to switch off.

See how much time you're wasting on Facebook

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See how much time you’re wasting on Facebook

Some also offer ways to go on a “tech diet” with tools to help you cut down on their use.

And Facebook is no exception.

To see how long you’ve been scrolling through the platform, first open the main menu, then tap Settings & Privacy.

Next, select settings and find Your time on Facebook.

Finally open Watch your time.

Here you can see the exact time you spent on Facebook in the last seven days.

There is an average time this week and also an average time last week so you can find out if your usage has gone up or down.

Slide along, and there’s information on your breakdown of day and night usage.

And slide again to see how many times you’ve actually opened the app.

If you want to keep up to date with your Facebook time, contact the Weekly update option on.

Manage your time on Facebook

Back on the main Facebook time screen, there is also an option plan your time.

If you open this you will get some tools to help you reduce,

Quite mode allows you to block notifications for a specified duration – or indefinitely until you turn them off.

You can also Schedule quiet mode to activate on days and times of your choice, ideal for anything like the evening when you should end the day.

There is also a daily time reminder below.

This will alert you if you’ve used Facebook for a specific time of the day, which you can choose – so choose wisely.

Time controls are worth trying to limit your consumption

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