Instagram has launched a new functionality to control the time that users spend connected to the platform. It is about boards, baptized with the name of ‘Your activity’, in which the statistics of use of the social network will appear.
This new tab will appear in the menu in the form of three horizontal lines located in the upper right corner of the profile screen, to which the “Your activity” tab has been added.
“With this functionality you can manage the time spent in the social network in favor of a healthier use of the platform.”
In addition to showing how much time each user spends on Instagram, options have been added to limit the use of the social network and to silence the emergent notifications during a certain time.
This new service, announced in August of this year, will allow users to have more control over the abusive use that many people make of the platform, since it has been shown that an excessive activity in this type of applications can be detrimental to the Health.
When this new functionality was presented for Instagram, it was announced that its parent company, Facebook, would also have these control boards. However, there is still no confirmed date for the implementation of these panels of “Your activity on Facebook”, although it is suspected that those responsible for the company will not take long to enable this function.
Other large technology companies, such as Google and Apple, had already launched their own tools to limit the time of use of mobile devices. In the case of the company of the apple, its application Time of Screen allows to know what is the use that is given to the terminals with iOS. For its part, Google implemented the Bienestar Digital panel with the update of Android 9.0.
There are several studies that relate the development of personality or sleep disorders with an inadequate use of social networks, which is why several companies have developed their own applications to limit the time that mobile phones are used in favor of a healthier use of the new technologies.