Google revealed new Digital Wellbeing features for Android P at I/O 2018 earlier this year. It released Android P as Android 9 Pie a few days ago but mentioned that these features will only be available in beta for now. Those who wanted to test them out first had to sign up for the beta. Google has now released Digital Wellbeing as part of a public beta on the Google Play Store.
The Digital Wellbeing features provide a dashboard through which users can keep an eye on their app usage. It also has an app timer which can be used to limit the time that the user spends on a particular app.
These features are only available on devices that are running Android 9 Pie, so they’re just limited to the Pixel handsets and the Essential Phone. Other OEMs will take some time before rolling out Android 9 for their compatible devices.
Those who own a Pixel or Essential Phone and have Android 9 Pie installed, they can now head over to the app’s official Play Store beta page and become a tester. Once they fulfill this requirement, the app will install an update on their phone and a new menu under settings will then become available.