New Delhi. Instagram wants you not to stay online for a long time or spend too much time on screen. The company is actually testing a new feature called Take a Break with a view to better health of its users. According to the company’s head Adam Mosseri, this feature was being demanded for a long time. The Take a Break feature will remind users that they have spent a long time on the platform.
In a video posted on Twitter, Mosseri said, this feature prompts you to take a break of 10, 20 or 30 minutes from Instagram after spending a certain amount of time on the app. Adam Mosseri said Take a Break is expected to become more widely available in December.
There was criticism about mental health
The new feature comes amid criticism that Instagram is harmful to its teen age users. Recently, American whistleblower Frances Haughan revealed that popular social media apps can adversely affect the mental health of teens.
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 teenager is watching the same content over and over again and this is content that may not be good for their well-being, we will encourage them to watch other content.