Instagram began to struggle with addiction users

Some users in the Instagram app for mobile platforms there was a mode of activity control, reports TechCrunch, citing CEO Kevin Systrom confirmed the launch of the innovation. According to him, in Instagram are going to provide users with clear usage statistics to combat the addiction to social networks.

Instagram and dependence

“We are working to create tools that will help members of the community Instagram to find out how much time they spend in the app, says SISTROM. — We believe that any pastime should have only a positive impact. It is very important that people understand how serious this is, and the onus is on all companies. We want Instagram to be part of this endeavor.”

Methods of dealing with addiction

Activity tracker in Instagram is fundamentally different from what Apple offers in iOS 12. If the operating system ROM a section with detailed schedule of usage and visual chart, the application presents only a minutes counter, as well as the ability to limit the number of incoming notifications and manually set the desired time of interaction with the social network.

The last parameter does not automatically disable the application when the exhaustion of a predetermined time, sending only a notification with the recommendation to leave it alone. In Instagram believe that more stringent restrictions will not give a positive effect and will only piss off users. From the point of view of dealing with addiction, assured the representatives of social network, much better would be to give them the opportunity to decide what to do.

Activity tracker in Instagram is still available only to selected users. If you can not find the appropriate item in the settings menu, be patient. He’ll probably appear in the next few weeks.

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