Source: Business Insider
Google released three new apps to cut down on screen time. The apps vary in how they function, from simply making a user aware of how many times they unlock their phone, to asking them to put their phone away in an envelope. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . It seems like everyone is interested in digital detoxes and lowering screentime, from the Silicon Valley investors who are ‘ dopamine fasting,’ to tech executives who raise their kids tech-free. Now Google is getting in on the trend. The internet company has introduced three new screentime apps as part of its Digital Wellbeing Experiments. Each of the trio of apps — first noticed by Android Police — use a different concept or technique to make users more aware of their screen time, including a giant stopwatch that counts how long a phone is unlocked, an interface that inflates bubbles on your homescreen, and even a special set-up that involves placing the phone in an envelope so that it can only be used for one function at a time.