If Instagram is the main cause of your phone addiction, the app may soon be able to help.
We’ve now gotten another look at how Instagram’s upcoming “usage insights” feature will help users curb their Instagram addiction.
In addition to stats showing just how long you’ve spent in the app, Instagram will soon add a feature that can alert you after you’ve reached a pre-determined time limit in the app, according to new screenshots. The images were shared by developer Jane Manchun Wong, who’s made a hobby out of digging through Instagram’s code for unlaunched features. The photos show a feature that looks similar to the new app limits feature in iOS 12.
A new menu will let you monitor your time spent in the app, with a chart breaking down your daily usage over the course of a week. From there, you can set a “daily reminder,” which lets you set daily time limits for the app. Once you’ve reached the time limit, you’ll get a notification.
It’s not clear when these features will officially launch, but their presence in the code for Android app suggests the company is actively testing them out and that the launch could be imminent.
Though Instagram hasn’t confirmed these features specifically, CEO Kevin Systrom did previously confirm that the company was working on a series of features meant to help provide users with an “understanding [of] how time online impacts people.” That confirmation came after Wong discovered a “usage insights” tab in the app.
The new Instagram usage tracking features come as tech companies are facing increased pressure to reduce the addictive qualities of their products. Earlier this year, Google announced that the next version of Android, Android P, will come with app-monitoring and time limit features built in. Apple’s upcoming iOS 12 release will also feature more detailed usage stats and the ability to set time limits for specific apps.