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Instagram prototypes “Latest Posts” feature

Instagram users who miss the reverse chronological feed might get a new way to see the most recent pics and videos from who they follow. Instagram has been spotted internally prototyping a “Latest Posts” feature. It appears as a pop-up over the main feed and brings users to a special area showing the newest content from their network. Instagram Latest Posts For now, this doesn’t look like a full-fledged “Most Recent” reverse-chronological feed option like what Facebook has for the News Feed...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Wong, Time Well Spent, Jane Manchun Wong, Digital Well-being, Instagram Time Well Spent, Instagram chronological feed

Camp Grounded Digital Detox returns after founder’s death

Summer camp for adults and beloved tech-free weekend getaway Camp Grounded ground to a halt in 2017. Its big-hearted founder Levi Felix who’d espoused the joys of trading screens for nature walks was tragically killed by brain cancer at just age 32. Left in his wake was mourning community who’d lost their digital detox rally just as everyone was realizing the importance of looking up from their phones. As an attendee, I’d been impressed by how the founder (known as Professor Fidget Wiggleswor...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Mobile, Texas, Education, San Francisco, Events, M&a, Coachella, GreenTech, Levi, Summer Camp, Forest, Exit

Instagram officially tests hiding Like counts

Would we feel less envious, shameful and competitive if Instagram didn’t tell us how many Likes a post received? That’s the idea behind Instagram now hiding Like counts from both a post’s viewers and its author as part of an experiment in Canada. A post’s creator can still open the Likers window to see the names of everyone who hearted their post, but they’d have to count them manually. Even though Like totals would still impact how the algorithm ranks a post in the feed, if rolled out, the c...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Canada, Kevin Systrom, Instagram Feed, Instagram Stories, Liker, Jane Manchun Wong, Digital Well-being, F8 2019, Mike Krieger Systrom

Instagram’s Do Not Disturb and “Caught Up” deter overgramming

Instagram is turning the Time Well Spent philosophy into features to help users avoid endless scrolling and distraction by notifications. Today, Instagram is rolling out its “You’re All Caught – You’ve seen all new posts from the past 2 days” warning in the feed which TechCrunch broke the news about in May. Past that notice will only be posts that iOS and Android users have already seen or that were posted more than 48 hours ago. This will help Instagram’s 1 billion monthly users stop fiendis...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Kevin Systrom, Facebook And Instagram, Today Instagram, Matt Navarra, Time Well Spent, Digital Well Being, Instagram Usage Insights

Facebook prototypes tool to show how many minutes you spend on it

Are you ready for some scary numbers? After months of Mark Zuckerberg talking about how “Protecting our community is more important than maximizing our profits”, Facebook is preparing to turn that commitment into a Time Well Spent product. Buried in Facebook’s Android app is an unreleased “Your Time On Facebook” feature. It shows the tally of how much time you spent on the Facebook app on your phone on each of the last seven days, and your average time spent per day. It lets you set a daily r...
Tags: Health, Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Tech, North America, Kevin Systrom, Zuckerberg, Screen Time, Time Well Spent, Jane Manchun Wong, Time On Facebook

Apple to launch its own ‘digital health’ features in iOS 12, says report

At Google I/O in May, the company introduced a series of time management tools for Android users that help better manage screen time, track app usage, and limit the phone’s ability to distract, including a “shush” mode which turns on Do Not Disturb by flipping the phone over, and a “wind down,” color reduction mode for bedtime. Now, it seems Apple will follow suit with its own digital wellbeing features in an upcoming release of the iOS mobile operating system, a new report claims. According to ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Instagram, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Sean Parker, Digital Health, Bloomberg Apple, Former Facebook, Tristan Harris, Ios 12, Center for Humane Technology, Digital Wellness

Google and the Rise of 'Digital Well-Being'

Google wants to unglue people from their phones. But like other wellness trends, "digital well-being" promises more than it can deliver.
Tags: Google, Gear, Digital Well Being