Leaked Instagram feature shows how much time you waste

Leaked Instagram feature shows how much time you waste

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.

Instagram app on Android has a hidden code that details the new "Usage Insights" feature revealing the amount of time spent looking at those square-shaped photos on the platform. According to Wong, this "Usage Insights" option shows up when you tap on the hamburger menu (those three horizontal lines) at the top-left corner of the screen. This should also help people deal with their Instagram addiction.

Application makers usually encourage users to spend more time engaging with their app, but Kevin Systrom, Instragram's chief executive, said in a Tweet that Instagram should help ensure that any time spent using the app should be "positive and intentional".


The feature was discovered in the Instagram for Android app by TechCrunch, which reports that Usage Insights includes a "time spent" element. He also says tech companies need to be honest with users about the time they're spending online. We want to be part of the solution. "I take that responsibility seriously".

We expect to see Instagram rolling out all these features in the coming weeks.

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