In a bid to make the internet a safer space for teenagers, Google is making changes to many of its major products. SafeSearch will be enabled by default for teens and YouTube uploads will be private.
Envelope, a unique application that literally wraps your phone in an envelope, and live wallpapers like Activity Bubbles and Screen Stopwatch are the latest additions to Digital Wellbeing Experiments.
Digital Wellbeing is adding a new "pause for 30 minutes" option to briefly turn off the Wind Down feature in a server-side update, letting users complete their tasks before putting phones down.
Google is rolling out Focus mode in Digital Wellbeing for devices running Android 9 or 10. The feature aims to block the use of selected apps during a specific time of the day to reduce distractions.
Google has announced a new Digital Wellbeing Experiements program to help developers bring digital wellbeing into their products, and it kicked things off with five apps of its own.
The BBC has launched its new Own It app which features a keyboard that helps children send more thoughtful messages. The keyboard will alert the child if they're about to send a negative message.
An update to Chrome Canary on Android has introduced a flag that enables users to set website specific timers. The feature ties in with the Digital Wellbeing Dashboard and is exclusive to Android Q.
Several Pixel owners on Reddit have reported that turning off Google's Digital Wellbeing - a feature designed to help users regulate screen time - has improved performance on their smartphones.
Motorola's Moto G7 and One line of devices are now receiving Google's call screening feature, marking the service's first expansion beyond the Pixel lineup. Digital Wellbeing is also in tow.
Google's Digital Wellbeing dashboard on Android Pie, announced during its I/O conference earlier this year, is now available for Pixel phones and Android One devices on the latest Android release.
Google wants you to watch YouTube, but not so much that it is harmful for you. The firm is adding new tools to help you track and manage your YouTube habits as part of its digital well-being focus.
Instagram is rolling out a neat feature that provides a visual cue informing users that they have viewed all the feed posts in the past 48 hours. The feature is heading to its iOS and Android apps.
Following the latest trend in tech, Facebook wants to make sure that users' time on the service is "time well spent" by letting you know how much you've used the app and self-impose usage limits.