Digital Desk, San Francisco. Instagram has started testing a new feature called Take a Break to encourage and encourage people to take regular breaks from using the Meta-owned photo-sharing app. According to Instagram head Adam Mosseri, the long-awaited Take a Break feature will remind users that they have spent a long time on the platform.
If you choose this, it encourages you to take a 10, 20 or 30 minute break from Instagram after spending a certain amount of time on the app, Mosseri said in a video posted on Twitter.
Mosseri said Take A Break is expected to become more widely available in December. The new feature comes amid criticism that Instagram is harmful to its teen users. Recently, American whistleblower Frances Haughan revealed that popular social media apps can adversely affect the mental health of youth.
Meanwhile, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs, Nick Clegg, said the photo-sharing platform will introduce new features to remove bad content. “We’re going to present something that I think will make a big difference,” Clegg said.
Where our systems see that a teen is watching the same content over and over and it is content that may not be conducive to their well-being, we will prompt them to watch other content.