The Amount of Time We Would Waste if We Really Read the Terms of Use of the Most Popular Apps

    The Amount of Time We Would Waste if We Really Read the Terms of Use of the Most Popular Apps

    The Amount of Time We Would Waste if We Really Read the Terms of Use of the Most Popular Apps
    Tania
    5:25 PM EST, December 3, 2022, updated: 7:18 PM EST, December 7, 2022

    Theoretically we all read them when installing any app on our phone. In practice nobody reads them. And if we really had to - how much would it take us? Which application would "eat" the most time?

    This is how long it would take us to read the terms of service of the most popular apps (assuming a typical pace of 240 words per minute).

    #1 Instagram: 2451 Words - 9 Minutes and 42 Seconds (The Shortest!)

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    #2 Netflix: 2628 Words - 11 Minutes and 0 Seconds

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    #3 YouTube: 3308 Words - 13 Minutes and 42 Seconds

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    #4 Facebook: 4132 Words - 17 Minutes and 12 Seconds

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    #5 LinkedIn: 4346 Words - 18 Minutes and 6 Seconds

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    #6 Twitter: 5633 Words - 23 Minutes and 30 Seconds

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    #7 Uber: 5658 Words - 23 Minutes and 36 Seconds

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    #8 Tinder: 6215 Words - 25 Minutes and 54 Seconds

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    #9 Zoom: 7243 Words - 30 Minutes and 12 Seconds

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    #10 Apple: 7314 Words - 30 Minutes and 30 Seconds

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    #11 TikTok: 7459 Words - 31 Minutes and 24 Seconds

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    #12 Spotify: 8600 Words - 35 Minutes and 48 Seconds

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    #13 Microsoft: 17121 Words - 1 Hour 3 Minutes and 30 Seconds (The Undisputed “Winner”!)

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    Visual Capitalist Infographic Showing the Length of Terms of Use for Various Services

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    For Comparison, Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”: 17121 Words - 1 Hour 11 Minutes and 11 Seconds

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    Have you ever read the terms of use of any app?

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