“Take a Break”: Instagram’s New Feature
The “Take a break” feature has recently been announced by Instagram, which is a reminder to take a break from Instagram and have a rest or do what you are supposed to do in your work or personal life.
But this is not by default, and you have to turn on the notification yourself after the feature is released.
You have options to choose between 10, 20, or 30 minutes, and after that, an alert will remind you to stop and do something else.
This platform announces this feature to prevent Instagram addiction, and set a daily limit on it.
After the company admitted that Instagram is an addictive application for its users, Adam Mosseri launched this new and exciting feature.
Of course, everybody knows that Instagram, this visual and colorful platform, can be easily attractive and addictive. There is no doubt.
Testing “Take a Break” 🧑🔬
We started testing a new feature called “Take a Break” this week. This opt-in control enables you to receive break reminders in-app after a duration of your choosing.
I’m excited to dig into the results & hopefully launch this sometime in December. ✌🏼 pic.twitter.com/WdSTjL6ZdH
— Adam Mosseri 😷 (@mosseri) November 10, 2021
He mentioned that this test gives the users the control of managing their time spent on Instagram.
He also added for some people, and this feature is available in the next few days and for some others in a couple of months if the new feature proves itself.
How to use Instagram “Take a break” feature?
As you know, you can see your activity on your home page of Instagram, and if you think you spent lots of time on Instagram, this update will help you.
You have to be able to manage your time and use Instagram effectively. But you can work your time on this addictive platform in another way, too; you didn’t know that, did you?
For setting a daily reminder, you have to follow these steps:
- Go to your home page.
- In the right upper corner, tap on the three lines.
- Select “your activity.”
- It gives you two options: Links and Time.
- Choose the time.
- As you can see the average time spent on Instagram, in the “manage your time” section, tap on the “Set Daily reminder.”
- You can set your favorite time, and it will remind you after the chosen time has passed.
- And then choose “Set Reminder.”
- Now you are done.
This is another option that you can use while the new update is available for all of us.
The last discussion:
In recent decades, time has become precious because many distraction tools distract us from our main works, goals, and purposes.
We should learn how to manage our time to be able to do our business and also entertainment. Unfortunately, we are lost in the world of business or studying, and we cannot separate time for ourselves to rest.
That is why, most of the time, we are tired. As we use Instagram for any purpose, it is better to rest and do something else, like walking or meditating, to increase our creativity and ability.
What is the usage of Instagram for you? How much time do you spend on this addictive platform, Would you mind sharing your answers with us?