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Instagram starts rolling out dashboard that shows how much time you spend on it – 15.11.2018

Instagram starts rolling out dashboard that shows how much time you spend on it

Instagram has finally started rolling out its own “Your Activity” feature, which includes tools for setting daily time limits and the option to temporarily mute push notifications.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/14/18095734/instagram-your-activity-dashboard-time-spent

 

*Features such as this aim to give users more control over how they interact with social networks that may be harming mental health and well-being if used excessively. Interestingly,  Facebook has still yet to start rolling out its activity dashboard, which is to be called “Your time on Facebook.” Both features were announced together over the summer, so hopefully it isn’t too far away.*

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Google Maps will let you chat with businesses

Users will now be able to see messages with the businesses they connect with via Business Profiles within the Google Maps app, enabling them to contact a store or a restaurant to directly to address a query or book a table.

Read more here. 

* This will inevitably help small business owners reach more people online and connect with their customers through Google, therefore freeing up more of their time doing what they do best—running it.*

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Global smart speaker shipments hit an all-time high, with Amazon in the lead

According to the Strategy Analytics data, global smart speaker shipments during the third quarter hit 22.7 million units, up a whopping 197% over the year-ago period. To no one’s surprise, Amazon remains the top-ranked vendor with a 32% market share, followed by Google at 23%.

Read more here. 

* Many people questioned the necessity of these products when they first appeared on the market. Stats such as this, however, prove they truly have become a household staple.*

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