In yet another effort to focus on users’ well-being, Instagram’s new feature will inform users when they’ve seen all new post published by their followers in the last 48 hours.
Instagram’s chronologically sorted feed doesn’t make it any easier to decipher whether or not you’ve actually seen all the posts from your followers. This causes heavy Instagram users who are hoping for that dopamine hit to waster their time endlessly scrolling through stale content.
The Facebook-owned company is currently testing a “You’re All Caught Up” feature in the mobile app for iOS and Android. A company spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch yesterday that the feature is currently being tested with a limited subset of the company’s user base.
It should show up for everyone once it officially launches.
The company is testing yet another unlaunhred feature, dubbed “Usage Insights”, that was designed to tell customers a bit more—way more—about the time they spend on Instagram.
“Understanding how time online impacts people is important, and it’s the responsibility of all companies to be honest about this,” Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom said recently.
He added that the company aims to be part of the solution.
A sidebar and a whole lot of other goodies are coming soon to Instagram!
“I take that responsibility seriously,” he added.
Do you find yourself passively browsing Instagram, endlessly scrolling through your feed?
If so, the upcoming “You’re All Caught Up” feature should be right what you need to keep your Instagram addiction under control.