By showing users how much time they spend on Instagram, the social networking service might risk prompting people to spend less time on the app. According to Wong, this "Usage Insights" option shows up when you tap on the hamburger menu (those three horizontal lines) at the top-left corner of the screen.
When most sites are clamoring harder than ever for your time and clicks, it's interesting that Instagram is building a tool that might actually cause some users to put down their phones for a while and take a break from tapping and swiping.
The "Usage insights" feature is expected to show the time a user spends on Instagram each day as well as their overall usage across an extended period. This should also help people deal with their Instagram addiction.
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We don't want to know FFS.. A line of computer code for the feature mentions the words "time_spent", Wong said in a tweet.
It seems Instagram is ready to embrace the impact of the reduction in usage as soon as such a tool goes live for users.
Last week at Google I/O, the company unveiled a Digital Wellbeing platform for Android P. This will make it easier for Android device owners to limit their smartphone usage, by setting restrictions.
We expect to see Instagram rolling out all these features in the coming weeks.