The Instagram social network has adjusted the ability to set a minimum time limit for using the social network – if recently it was possible to set a limit of 15 minutes a day, now this time has increased to 30 minutes. A seemingly small change may indicate important processes taking place in the bowels of the Meta group.
Instagram has increased the minimum daily app usage limit to 30 minutes
Back in 2018, the company announced the introduction of a special feature for some regions. Users who are too busy browsing the Instagram feed could set the time period after which they would receive notifications to remind them to divert their attention to other activities. But, if earlier the minimum time period was 15 or even 10 minutes a day, now it has been increased to 30 minutes. Other options are available; allowing you to use the application for up to 3 hours without reminders, or not turn them on at all.
The interface change comes just a few weeks after Meta reported a drop in daily users for the first time in the company’s history. It is possible that with such a simple measure, the business intends to partly raise the level of user involvement.
Notably, when the time limits were introduced in 2018, the company stated: “ It’s not just about how much time people spend on Facebook and Instagram, but how they spend that time. It’s our responsibility to be open about how time spent online affects people – and we take that responsibility very seriously. These new tools have been an important first step; and we intend to continue our work in order to promote safe, kind, and supportive communities for everyone .”
It remains to be see whether the company will take steps to “edit” other tools; designed to reduce dependence on its social networks.
Insta now lets you simply “like” Stories
The team of the popular Instagram network, which is part of Meta (formerly Facebook), announced recently the launch of a new feature. Now users can simply mark “Stories” with a heart.
Until now, any response to Stories, be it a smiley face or a full-fledged response; was a private message to direct. Now, these systems work independently from each other. Simply put, you can express your appreciation for the “History” without clogging up the author’s private messages.
It is noteworthy that the “Stories” does not provide the calculation of “likes”; but the author will be able to see who exactly left them.
The new feature has already begun rolling out to Instagram users.