1. SEJ
  2.  ⋅ 
  3. News

A Hidden Instagram Feature Shows Users Time Spent in the App

Instagram is testing a hidden “Usage Insights” feature, which shows users how much time they spend in the app.

This feature was discovered by a computer science student who has a history of uncovering new features in Instagram before they’re rolled out to the public.

All that we have to go on at this time is the screenshot shared by Jade M. Wong, so it’s unclear how detailed these insights are.

It’s also unclear whether or not this feature will be widely released, although it’s not something that’s out of the realm of possibility.

Earlier this week, Google announced it will be rolling out a feature designed to keep users informed about how much time they’re spending on YouTube.

This is being done as part of a “digital wellbeing” initiative, which encourages users to adopt healthier habits such as limiting screen time.

Will Instagram be next to look out for the digital wellbeing of its users? The company has declined to comment on the discover of this Usage Insights feature, so we’ll have to wait and see.

SEJ STAFF Matt G. Southern Senior News Writer at Search Engine Journal

Matt G. Southern, Senior News Writer, has been with Search Engine Journal since 2013. With a bachelor’s degree in communications, ...

A Hidden Instagram Feature Shows Users Time Spent in the App

Subscribe To Our Newsletter.

Conquer your day with daily search marketing news.