This Instagram feature will allow you to track how much time you spend using the app each day
Both Google and Apple had recently introduced features in their latest OS which allows people to track the time they spend using the phone and on different apps. Following suit is Instagram which is reportedly working on a similar feature. According to a recent leak, the Facebook-owned photo and video sharing site is going to call it “User Insight”. This feature will show its users that how much time they are spending on the app on a daily basis, similar to YouTube’s ‘Take a break’ reminder.
Another interesting feature will allow users to set a limit to their notification and the app will not send any further notification past that limit which will help users to minimize the usages of the Instagram app. ‘User Insight’ feature will be linked to the profile page by adding a new hamburger icon to it. It will also notify the users that they have been using Instagram beyond the pre-set time limit.
Though it’s hard to believe that users will take advantage of these features, especially those who are suffering from smartphone ‘addiction’. However, it looks like it won’t stop most popular apps from adding a similar type of feature in near future.
On a related note, In I/O 2018, Google took the initiative of “Digital Wellbeing”, to help users get rid of the smartphone addiction. As part of this initiative, Google has introduced Dashboard, app timer, Do Not Disturb, and wind down features which will be integrated into their upcoming mobiles OS.
Google seems to be committed to improve the digital wellbeing of its wide user base and has this message on its wellbeing portal. “We’re dedicated to building technology that is truly helpful for everyone. We’re creating tools and features that help people better understand their tech usage, focus on what matters most, disconnect when needed, and create healthy habits for the whole family. We’re committed to giving everyone the tools he or she need to develop their own sense of digital wellbeing. So that life, not the technology in it, stays front and center.”
Source by gadgetsnow