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Google Focuses on User Wellbeing With Its New Widget For Android Users

Digital wellbeing has become a main area of focus for several tech companies. As tech continues to become an essential part of our day to day lives, our reliance and potential overuse of technological innovation has started to become a bit of a concern. That has resulted in several companies like Google and Apple creating digital wellbeing apps because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up allowing users to track their screen time and the like.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Google is trying to take things a step further for Android devices. It has been modifying a lot of its widgets, as well as creating brand new widgets for apps that had not previously been accessible in that form with the Digital Wellbeing app being one of them.

This digital wellbeing widget is going to offer a lot of functions and features, but perhaps the most important would be a live screen time counter. This can enable users to obtain a better understanding of how high or low their screen time might be, and they can modify their smartphone usage behavior accordingly if they feel like it is a bit too much to be healthy. This feature is currently being tested out so it’s not widely available, but it has been spotted in upcoming betas so chances are that it would become a great deal more widespread in due course.

The smaller version of this widget will only show overall screen time. However, if you make the widget appear bigger you’d be able to see your top three apps based on screen time as well as a breakdown of how much time you have spent on each app. This can help users utilize their smartphones more responsibly.


H/T: 9to5G.

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