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

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    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
  2. martyjmclean macrumors regular


    Jan 24, 2018
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    I suppose this is so Facebook won't look bad, as it's usually the biggest offender in Screen Time.
  3. now i see it macrumors 68030

    Jan 2, 2002
  4. -BigMac- macrumors 65816


    Apr 15, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Lol just another thing Facebook can track now.
  5. mollyc macrumors 65816

    Aug 18, 2016
    I would spend less time if they switched back to chronological.
  6. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2013
    This is absolute truth from a statistical point of view.
  7. TiaZhu macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2018
    And this is why the won’t go back to that.
  8. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    On the other hand others have left or started using it all lesss because of those kinds of things.
  9. TiaZhu macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2018
    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).
  10. m0sher macrumors 6502


    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.

Share This Page