Instagram will tell you when you're spending too much time on Instagram

  • Instagram will tell you when you're spending too much time on Instagram

Instagram will tell you when you're spending too much time on Instagram

It was reported yesterday that there's an unannounced "Usage Insights" feature in Instagram's Android app which will enable users to keep track of the time that they spend on the social network.

He said: "Understanding how time online impacts people is important, and it's the responsibility of".

Systrom did not specify if the feature will show the total time someone spends on the app, or whether these figures will be broken down further by day, week, or month.

The Usage Insights feature has been discovered in the code of Instagram's Android app. Of course, it's possible it could display all of these.

Instagram is building a new tool that'll inform users how long they are spending aimlessly scrolling through feeds.

Instagram's time-management tool could also help to give parents a better idea on how long their kids are spending on the app when they're not around.

At Google's annual developer bash last week, CEO Sundar Pichai focused on the theme of responsibility in technology. Instagram now appears to be taking a page from Google's stylebook as the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing app is working on a new feature called "Usage Insights" which will allow users to know more about the time they spend on Instagram.

How many selfies have you taken today? It hasn't been enabled as yet so it's unclear when this feature will be rolled out for all users.