Chrome Canary gains integration with Android Digital Welfare

Almost six months have passed since the first information about the arrival of the Digital Wellness (Digital Wellbeing) to Chrome on Android Q emerged. The feature is not yet official, but thanks to the latest Canary version of the browser, we can already see how this integration will work.

Digital Wellness

For those who are not aware of the subject, Digital Welfare came with Android 9 Pie and consists of a resource that shows in a playful way how is the use of applications. The idea is to allow you, having more awareness of this, to avoid excessive use of the cell phone.

The integration with Chrome has a similar proposal: to give an overview of how you are using the browser on your smartphone or tablet. The information includes the websites you recently visited and how long you visited each one.

Digital Wellness in Chrome

Digital Wellness in Chrome (Images: Android Police)

As this function is integrated, it is possible to share the browser statistics with the Digital Wellbeing of the operating system. And don’t worry: incognito data is not included in that share.

You can also set a daily usage limit for each website using a timer. You will receive alerts when you are about to reach the limit and, as soon as this happens, navigation will stop. The time count is reset to midnight.

Android Digital Wellness (Images: 9to5Google)

Android Digital Wellness (Images: 9to5Google)

Apparently, this functionality will only be available in Chrome for the future Android Q. It is now possible to check the novelty, but, for now, only in Chrome Canary (the most unstable version of the browser and, as a rule, the first to test new features).

The expectation is that the feature will be officially released on Chrome 78, to be released in late October.

O Chrome Canary for Android can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or via APKMirror.

With information: Android Police, 9to5Google.

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