Instagram tests new 'Take A Break' feature

Encourage users to close the app

Adam Mosseri, the Head of Instagram has announced that the social media platform will be testing a "Take a Break" feature.

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Mosseri has explained that if you opt-in the "Take a Break" feature, it will "encourage its users to take a break from Instagram after the user spends a certain amount of time on the app."

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The new feature is a part of Instagram's effort in giving its users more control over their experience by giving them tools such as the new feature to shape their experiences on the platform. Users will be able to choose the length of time they spend on the app before they receive a reminder prompt on their feed, if they opt-in to the new feature.

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We can expect it to begin rolling out sometime in December according to Adam Mosseri. The new feature comes after Instagram's parent company Meta formerly known as Facebook began getting scrutiny after Frances Haugen, a whistleblower testified in Congress about Meta's internal research showing that Instagram has a negative effect on the mental health of many teens.

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