San Francisco: Microsoft has added a "Digital Health" feature with Cortana's beta version of the Android launcher that will allow users to track application usage. Microsoft's "Version 5.1" launcher is an attempt to give users more control over how they interact with social media, Windows Central reported on Wednesday. Together with the "Digital Health" feature, the new update integrates the To-Do and Sticky Notes tabs to allow users to synchronize their tasks and notes. The launcher's "To-Do" card now shows tasks from Outlook and Skype, along with the "Notes" book displaying your Sticky Notes entries on Windows, Outlook and OneNote mobile, "added the report.
The new beta is available for Google Play Store testers and should be released to all users in the coming weeks, added the report. Major technology companies such as Apple, Facebook and Instagram have recently added features such as "Screen Time", "Your Activity" and "Your Time on Facebook", respectively to alert users about the use of applications. In October, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will soon embrace Android to reflect mobile applications on computers, so the company has aggressively updated the Android launcher over the past year. (IANS)