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

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    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.

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    "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

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    I suppose this is so Facebook won't look bad, as it's usually the biggest offender in Screen Time.
     
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    Lol just another thing Facebook can track now.
     
  5. mollyc macrumors 65816

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

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    This is absolute truth from a statistical point of view.
     
  7. TiaZhu macrumors newbie

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

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

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    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

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    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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