Instagram is testing a ‘take a break’ feature

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Instagram is meticulously working on a new feature named “Take a break” which would aid people in taking a brisk break from the social media platform. The company is calling this feature “Take a Break” because with this feature, one can take a brief hiatus after spending a certain amount of time on the app. The feature has been announced by the company’s head Adam Mosseri to attenuate Instagram addiction. The long-awaited feature could be rolled out to all users in the month of December 2021.

This feature is programmed to give reminders when they’ve spent a long time on the platform.

The feature is “part of a broader effort to try and give people more control over their experience of Instagram,” Mosseri added. “Ultimately, you know what’s best for you when it comes to how you use the app. And we want to make sure we provide tools for you to shape Instagram into what works for you.”

The update comes at a time when several media reports have revealed that Facebook’s own research depicts that it is cognizant of the fact that its apps are extremely addictive for users. Instagram, in specific with its numerous and unending stories can be very addictive for most users. This feature won’t be activated by default and users will have to turn it on in order to receive in-app reminders to take a break from the Instagram app after continuously using it for 10, 20, or 30 minutes.

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