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.
Instagram is testing "Usage Insights" to show the amount of time users have spent on the app
Be self-aware or be prepared to be ashamed for Instagram addiction pic.twitter.com/WzyRGWIOgZ
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) May 15, 2018
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.
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