Social media addiction is real. We are aware of how easy it is to just spend a couple of hours endlessly scrolling through your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter feed.
To show that they care about their users, Instagram recently introduced two new features “Take a Break” and “Daily Limit” - to remind users to stop scrolling on the app after a set time limit and break the endless scrolling.
Update: The “Take a Break” option is now available both to iPhone and Android users.
So if you feel like you need to limit your Instagram time, keep on reading to find out how to use both the functions Instagram offers.
The Daily Limit feature allows you to set up a daily time limit after which Instagram reminds you to close the app if you have reached it. To set it up follow the steps:
If you reach your limit, you will get a notification in the app informing you about it.
The “Take a Break” feature will alert you if you’ve been using the app for the period of time you have set up and remind you to take a break.
You can choose to be notified to take a break after 10 minutes, 20 minutes or 30 minutes. Also, when the Take a Break reminder pops up, Instagram will suggest activities you can do during your break, such as take a few deep breaths, write down what you are thinking, listen to your favorite song or do something on your to-do list. The reminder also gives you the option to set another reminder.
You can set up this feature on iPhone and Android. To do it, follow the steps below:
If you are scrolling through Instagram without a break, the reminder will pop up encouraging you to take a break.
In case the "Take a Break" and "Daily Limit" features on Instagram don't help you in limiting the time you spend on the app, you might want to consider temporarily deactivating your Instagram profile.
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