Google Digital Wellbeing Stories September 3

Google Calendar makes ‘Working Hours’ more prominent, enables by default

One place Google has been encouraging Digital Wellbeing and work-life balance is in Google Calendar. The “Working Hours” feature is now more prominent, proactive, and enabled by default.

Google Digital Wellbeing Stories June 6

Digital Wellbeing is Google’s take on the Time Well Spent movement that launched last fall on Android and other major services like YouTube. On the mobile OS, the App Timers feature will soon be easier to set from the Pixel Launcher, and now Android Q will do a better job warning about upcoming countdowns.

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Google Digital Wellbeing Stories May 31

Controversy about Digital Wellbeing and Pixel 3 performance aside, the Pixel Launcher on Android Q is testing a quick “Pause app” shortcut. Another feature currently in beta is the ability to schedule Wind Down on a day-to-day basis.

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Google Digital Wellbeing Stories May 28

Earlier this month, many Pixel 3 users claimed that Digital Wellbeing was to blame for performance issues, and that disabling it made a world of difference. Google has now officially responded to this fix after a “thorough analysis” and found “no performance issues associated with the Digital Wellbeing app.”

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Google Digital Wellbeing Stories May 21

Google’s Digital Wellbeing suite of tools is handy, and the company is apparently making it a whole lot easier to get at certain functions. In an update rolling out now, Digital Wellbeing is showing up on the Pixel Launcher with some convenient buttons for pausing an application.

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Google Digital Wellbeing Stories May 20

At I/O 2019, Digital Wellbeing celebrated the one year anniversary of its unveiling with new features coming later this fall. The latest beta rolling out today confirms Digital Wellbeing for websites in the form of “Site usage data” and “Site timers.” expand full story

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