Deactivating Facebook for just one month can improve people’s mental health, according to a new study. Researchers from Stanford University and New York University conducted a research entitled “The Welfare Effects of Social Media”. Two thousand eight hundred forty-four participants who use the site more than 15 minutes a day responded to the research.

The outcome of not using the social site for four weeks increased the participants’ interaction with their family and friends. The study also found that it could improve an individual’s well-being as well. However, it made them less aware of the latest news. Facebook didn’t release any comments about the study instantly, but in a statement from another report, a spokesperson stated said that the network is promoting significant connections through its platform.