13:33 Tuesday, 07 December 2021
Good news for social media addicts.
Or bad, depending on how you look at it.
If you spend too much time scrolling through Instagram, they’ve come up with a solution for you.
From today, you can use their “Take a break” feature.
You can set a recommended amount of screen time for the day, or Instagram will let you know how long you’ve been on the app.
They also say they’ll vary topics that show up on a user’s Explore page, even if the user is only focusing on one topic.
A new ‘parental hub’ will be introduced in the New Year too.
Tech correspondent Jess Kelly says that Instagram is taking accountability in making the platform safer for younger teenage users.
The chief executive of Instagram Adam Mosseri said in a post.
“Every day I see the positive impact that Instagram has for young people everywhere”.
“I want to make sure that it stays that way, which means above all keeping them safe on Instagram.”
It comes as the US senate is due to hold a hearing over whether Instagram is safe for younger users.
What do you think of the new feature? Will you be using it to limit your own Instagram use?