Instagram CEO Confirms Usage Insights Feature Being Developed

17 May, 2018, 09:35 | Author: Darnell Taylor
  • Instagram Usage Insights

Recently, Instagram is testing feature, which shows users how much time they spend on the app.

The feature was first discovered by app investigator Jane Manchun Wong via code hidden inside Instagram's Android application package, which shows the Usage Insights tool that will disclose the "time spent" on the platform. With the app usage feature, people can consider putting their phones down and adopt more healthy behaviors.

Instagram is building a new tool that'll inform users how long they are spending aimlessly scrolling through feeds. It hasn't been enabled as yet so it's unclear when this feature will be rolled out for all users.

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The social network's CEO Kevin Systrom, linking back to the original report from TechCrunch, confirmed in a series of tweets that the code Wong found is the groundwork for the Usage Insights feature.

Systrom says Instagram wants the time spent within the app to be "positive and intentional".

He said: "Understanding how time online impacts people is important, and it's the responsibility of". Companies have focused on wellbeing-related features in recent months, that likely due in part to a string of studies highlighting potential health issues associated with too much screen time.

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