Instagram is testing a new feature and you may be part of the test group.
Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri announced on Monday, Nov. 10 that the social media company is beginning to beta test a new digital wellbeing feature called “Take a Break.”
Just like it sounds, the new feature is designed to encourage users of the app to take regular breaks from the social media platform.
In a video shared on Nov. 10, Mosseri explains that the new feature is “Opt-in control that enables you to receive break reminders inside the app after a duration of your choosing.” He continued with “What we’re starting to test this week on Instagram is one that I’m personally very excited about. It’s called ‘Take a Break”, and it does what you think it does. If you opt in, it encourages you to take a break from Instagram after you’ve spent a certain amount of time on the app – 10, 20, 30 minutes. We’ve worked with third-party experts and gotten advice on what tups there should be and how to frame taking a break.”
The “Time for a break?” prompt encourages users to “take a moment to reset by closing Instagram”
- Take a few deep breaths
- Writedown what you’re thinking
- Listen to your favorite song
- Do something on your to-do list
The new feature is currently in testing for certain users. Mosseri says the company hopes to launch the new feature sometime in December
Mental Health is important and limiting social media consumption is a great way to take care of your mental health, so do you think this new feature will be useful. Do you plan on using it? Let me know by hitting me up on Twitter or Instagram @MikeStarkCA