Instagram's new feature to track users' time spent on the app, will also include tools for setting daily time limits
Popular photo-sharing app Instagram is introducing a new feature. Titled, 'Your Activity', the upgraded feature will track the amount of time users spend on the app.
Reportedly, the feature will also include tools for setting daily time limits and the option to temporarily mute push notifications. The feature was introduced aiming to give users more control over how they interact with social media that may be harmful to the mental health and well-being of the users if used excessively.
As per reports, social media giant Facebook is also expected to follow Instagram and add the feature to its activity dashboard, which is to be called "Your time on Facebook".
A similar feature called "Screen Time" has been introduced by Apple on its iOS, and with Google also releasing a "Digital Wellness" dashboard with Android 9.0, tech companies are thinking about helping users better manage their time using apps, the report added.