You’re up to date: Instagram will let you know when you’ve seen everything new that your friends have shared
Instagram seems to be taking the digital well-being of its users seriously. The latest news about the application informs that they will be added Notices that will indicate to your users and users that they are already up to date with everything their contacts have shared. In this way, it will not be necessary to continue investigating a profile beyond what it should be and waste more time than is really necessary.
And what will that ad look like? This one that you can see below:
The idea is as follows: With the loss of the chronological feed there was no way to know if you were really up to date with the content shared on the social network. By changing the order, posts from two days ago can appear earlier than photos taken ten hours ago, and so on over any period of time. Therefore, the experience of “going down” through the feed is no longer so straightforward. With this notice, therefore, it is made known quite clearly when all the photographs uploaded by our contacts have actually been seen.
Digital wellness on Instagram: on the right track
For now, the company has only confirmed that they are working on the function and that several users are serving as guinea pigs. However, they have not provided more details regarding the final operation, so the 48-hour limit seen in the image may or may not be the only one that exists. Above all, this implementation is the first step of Instagram in the care of the digital well-being of its members.
The social network needed to get away from the shadow of Facebook and its data scandal, so taking these steps to better spend time in the app is big news. It remains to be seen how the new desktop works, which will allow us to really see how we use it, as well as see how it works in conjunction with the new digital well-being tools that Android P will offer from the end of 2018.