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Addicted to Instagram? The app may soon tell you about it

17 May 2018

Code spotted in the Instagram app reveals an as-yet-unreleased "usage insights" feature that will allow Instagrammers to see the amount of "time spent" on the app.

The "Usage insights" feature is expected to show the time a user spends on Instagram each day as well as their overall usage across an extended period. Instagram initially said that it had nothing to announce at this point in time but the Facebook-owned company's CEO has now confirmed that Instagram is indeed developing this Usage Insights feature to give users a more in-depth look at their Instagram usage statistics. By showing users how much time they spend on Instagram, the social networking service might risk prompting people to spend less time on the app.

We don't want to know FFS.

. "I take that responsibility seriously".

Systrom did not specify if the feature will show the total time someone spends on the app, or whether these figures will be broken down further by day, week, or month.

With Instagram well on its way to a billion monthly active users, there's a whole lot of people spending a whole lot of time on the popular app. A 2017 study released by analytics firm Flurry showed the average USA user spends five hours a day on their device, a 20 percent year-over-year increase.

Addicted to Instagram? The app may soon tell you about it