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Apr 12, 2001

Instagram parent company Facebook said in August said that it would introduce tools to let users know how much time they're spending in the Instagram app, and as of today, that feature is rolling out to Instagram users.

As noted by The Verge, Instagram has a new "Your Activity" section accessible by tapping the hamburger button on your profile page.


"Your Activity" displays the time that you've spent in the Instagram app over the course of the last week, providing a daily average.

There are options to set a daily time limit with a reminder to be sent when that time limit is reached, useful for those who want to cut down on their social media usage. This section also allows includes controls for managing notifications, with toggles for customizing the notifications that you receive.

Apple also natively monitors time spent in various apps like Instagram through the Screen Time feature that was introduced in iOS 12. Screen Time info can be accessed in the Settings app on iPhones and iPads.

Facebook, like Instagram, is supposed to be gaining an activity monitoring feature, but it hasn't yet been introduced.

Article Link: Instagram Rolling Out 'Your Activity' Feature Detailing Amount of Time Spent Using the App


macrumors 603
Aug 18, 2016
I would spend less time if they switched back to chronological.


macrumors newbie
Nov 14, 2018
On the other hand others have left or started using it all lesss because of those kinds of things.
I totally agree. I am one of those, I open the app from time to time just to see if I have an DM (Instagram notifications is off).


macrumors 6502a
Mar 4, 2018
Instagram is primarily used by younger folk IMO who won’t care how much time they spend or will feel like big brother is watching and turn it off.
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