Facebook-owned Instagram is following the footsteps of its parent to build tools that will address the concern and help you spend more time away from the screen.
Instagram is developing a new feature to show users just how long they spend on the app, its chief executive has confirmed. First spotted by Jane Manchun Wong, who recently discovered an encrypted DM feature in Twitter, the forthcoming feature is Instagram's response to rising concerns over phone addiction.
However, Systrom did not reveal any details about how the feature will work or when it might roll out.
"Understanding how time online impacts people is important, and it's the responsibility of all companies to be honest about this", Systrom tweeted on Tuesday.
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A Usage Insights feature that shows you how long you spend on Insta was found buried in its Android app. "It's not exactly clear whether that will be your total time spent in Instagram ever, which could be a pretty scary number to some users, or within some shorter time frame like a day, week, or month".
Well, apart from testing "Usage Insights" tool, Instagram is also testing emoji bar that lets users react to comments using different emoji. You'll soon be able to find out.
It is hard to judge whether these technology companies are really concerned about the well being of their consumers or is it a mere attempt to address the concern among their core users.