Instagram will now give users a dashboard so they can see how much time they’re spending on it.
Users can curb their usage by adding a time limit.
It would be recalled that Instagram and its parent company Facebook said back in August they would introduce these tools in response to calls about the addictive nature of social media.
To access your dashboard, you’ll need to go to the ‘hamburger’ menu – those three horizontal lines – inside the app and click into the ‘Your Activity’ option.
You can set daily time limits or mute notifications for a select time to give yourself a bit of a break from the ‘gram.’
Apple and Google have introduced similar dashboards into iOS and Android so that users can take more control of how they use apps.
It’s been proven over and over again that repeated social media use is not always good for you. For many people, being able to place a limit on their browsing could help them break the Instagram habit.