Instagram Tests a New Feature Dubbed, ‘Take a Break’: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Instagram Take a break feature

Instagram is currently testing a new feature, that will remind people to take short breaks from the social media platform. The Facebook (now Meta) owned platform is calling this feature, ‘Take a Break which will let users take a quick break from scrolling through their feeds. The feature has been announced by Instagram’s head Adam Mosseri to prevent Instagram addiction.

How ‘Take a Break’ Works on Instagram

Instagram Head, Adam Mosseri revealed that the ‘Take a Break’ feature could be released sometime in December and it is currently being tested with a limited set of users. He further stated that the feature will roll out later this week.

If you opt-in to try out Instagram’s ‘Take a Break’ feature, it will ask you to take a break from the social media platform after you spend a certain amount of time on the app. Currently, there are three timestamp options include 10, 20, and 30 minutes. Users can otherwise disable or not opt for the feature at all as well.

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Instagram has reportedly worked with some third-party experts to test this new ‘Take a Break’ feature, which will be released to a small percentage of users in the coming days. The social media platform is likely to launch this feature for all the users in the coming months if the testing goes smoothly.

Mosseri’s video also suggests that Instagram will actively show posts within the app, where it asks users to turn this feature on. In addition to this, the Instagram Head said,’’ the feature is part of a broader effort to try and give people more control over their experience on Instagram by providing tools for users’’.

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