Instagram, the photo-sharing platform, is testing a new feature for user convenience. This Instagram feature is called “Take a Break.” This feature is being introduced in the interest of users in order to keep them away from social media for a period of time.
Adam Mosseri, the company’s CEO, has provided information about this feature. Mosseri has stated that this feature will aid in the recovery from Instagram addiction.
Testing “Take a Break” 🧑🔬— Adam Mosseri 😷 (@mosseri) November 10, 2021
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
Instagram has begun testing this feature at a time when many reports have claimed, citing Facebook’s research report, that the company is fully aware that users of all apps are becoming addicted to social media. However, no action is being taken by the company in this regard. Instagram Stories and Reels are the number one addiction that never ends.
How to enable Take a Break on Instagram
The Instagram take a break feature will not be enabled by default. Users will be able to turn it on and off at their leisure.
The break will be available in increments of 10, 20, and 30 minutes. On Twitter, Adam Mosseri also shared a video about this feature.
Adam has also stated that many more such features will be made available to users in the near future.
Instagram is currently testing a new feature called subscriptions. Users will be able to charge their followers for exclusive content with this assistance. Instagram’s subscription model is said to be based on Twitter’s Blue.
Instagram’s subscription fee per follower in the United States will range between $0.99 and $4.99, while it will cost Rs 89 per month, per user, in India. Subscription baggage will be available in addition to the Instagram account. Twitter Blue, a paid service, was launched in May of this year.