Period trackers have become a really useful tool for any menstruating human. You can track when your period comes and predict when your next period will show up. But the popular period-tracking app Clue has just added another feature that will make it all the easier for you to live with your period. Clue now sends out reminders and notifications asking if you remembered to take your birth control pill each day, and if you happened to miss it, it offers advice on what to do next.
Clue now offers a screen on the app where a dot fills in for every time you take a pill, and if you forget, there will be a mark indicating it’s an “unprotected day,” which means you should use another type of contraception. You can even get advice on what to do depending on how long ago you forgot to take your pill.
Here are a few examples of how period-tracking app will look.
HelloGiggles spoke with Ida Tin, CEO and co-founder of Clue, about the update, and how it can help users.
“The Clue app is not a form of contraception, and with the pill being the most commonly used form of birth control, we thought it hugely important to offer our users a feature that not only helps them track their usage, but that also offers immediate and unbiased advice on what to do if a pill is missed or taken late,” Tin tells HG.
Because this feature is more interactive, it will make it much easier for women to keep track of when their pill was taken, and what to do if they forgot.
“Clue’s ultimate aim is to help people better understand their bodies,” Tin says.
It seems like technology is helping us get closer and closer to problem-free periods. We’re not mad about it.