Some of Google’s apps, including YouTube Music and Google Photos, have had their home screen widgets updated. Its Digital Wellbeing app is said to have received a new widget in the most recent version. The new ‘your screen time’ widget is supposed to show the most commonly used Android apps as well as the amount of time spent on each of them.
The widget is still in beta, according to reports. The Android app Digital Wellbeing analyses smartphone users’ digital activities and allows them to set restrictions on how much time they spend on different applications.
An APK analysis by 9to5Google revealed the implementation of a new Digital Wellbeing widget. Screenshots of the new screen time widget were published in the article. The widget will display the amount of time people spend on their phones on their home screens.
It will also display the day’s most popular applications. According to the source, the new widget is visible in Digital Wellbeing version 1.0.416751293.beta. As previously stated, the widget is still being tested and is not available for use.
The Digital Wellbeing widget apparently shows total screen time alone in the 21 settings. It is believed to display the time spent on the top three apps on bigger screens. Digital Wellbeing’s screen time widget is intended to be accessible on all Android phones.
Google began rolling out new widgets for some of its products in December, including Google Photos, Google Play Books, and YouTube Music. The new Google Photos People and Pets widget allows users to personalise their phone’s home screen with photos of their loved ones. It is as simple as picking a few faces and a frame.
A Recently Played widget has been added to YouTube Music for Android 12 handsets. Play and pause controls, as well as a like button, are all included in the widget. Depending on their home screen layout, YouTube Music users can get the widget in three sizes.