Instagram wants users to ‘take a break’ from non-stop scrolling
Instagram wants users to ‘take a break’ from non-stop scrolling

Most of us started using social media as a hobby or to interact with family and friends or simply to kill our spare time.

It may seem to be a harmless hobby but in reality, it’s addictive. It is estimated that an average person spends around 2 hours and 33 minutes on social media daily.

As promised by Instagram to boost healthier social media habits. Social network head Adam Mosseri has stated that Instagram is currently testing its “Take a Break” feature.
This special feature will remind the Instagram user to do something else than scrolling on the app for good 10, 20, or 30 minutes.

The updated option will soon be available for all the users if you’re part of the test. Mosseri has claimed that the feature will be launched for everyone in December.

Instagram would “take feedback” and improve the design. Take a Break doesn’t necessarily apply the pause. Simply tap “done” and continue scrolling.

This is a development towards taking a break from the addictive hobby of social media scrolling, which may not seem much but it is indeed slowly affecting our mental health.

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