Idris Elba trying to quit social media

Actor Idris Elba says he is trying to take a step back from social media as it makes him feel "depressed".

The "Hobbs & Shaw" star said he doesn't like receiving news via social media apps like Twitter.

"I've been trying to wean myself off. I used to post a lot more, but it's been putting me off lately. And Twitter's just not how I want to receive my news.

"I read the news aggregated on my iPad, but I can't check it constantly I'm not proud of it, but it's true because it makes me feel depressed," Elba, 47, told Fast Company magazine.

Asked how he spends 15 minutes of free time, the actor-DJ said he tries to sit still.

"I'll just sit in the dark, stare, and try not to do anything just clear my mind and decompress," Elba said.