Instagram gets tool to show how much time users spend in app

May

16

2018

Instagram gets a built-in tool to show how much time users spend within the app of the social network. The Facebook daughter wants to make users more aware of spending time online.

Instagram Usage Insights Instagram director Kevin Systrom says that the tools should contribute to the solution for gaining insight into what people spend time online. He also emphasizes that everyone should find every minute on Instagram positive, with which he probably means that people should not feel addicted to the social network.

Google has recently announced new features for Android P with about the same purpose. With Dashboard users can monitor how long they are in which app, after which they can set timers for using that app.

Systrom announces the functions after TechCrunch had derived from the apk file of the Android version of the app based on code that the option was coming. There will also be an emoji bar to respond quickly to an image with an emoji.

It is unknown when the new features will appear in Instagram. The social network recently also announced to monitor responses to remove negative reactions from trolls via algorithms.

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