Over the last few years, there’s been a lot of talk about “social media addiction.” It’s easy to lose track of time reading through endless photo feeds on applications like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
That’s why Instagram added “Take a Break” and “Daily Limit” to deal with social media addiction. Both features urge users to exit the program after a certain amount of time has passed, thus breaking the scrolling cycle.
Although the Take a Break option is only accessible on the iPhone, you can set your Daily Limit on both the iPhone and Android. Here’s how you do it.
How to set up the “Take a Break” feature on Instagram?
Once you’ve used the app for a long period without closing it, the “Take a Break” feature will remind you to stop using it.
Step 1: Open Instagram and tap the bottom-right corner of your profile image.
Step 2: Select Your Activity from the three stacked lines in the top-right corner of the page and select “Your Activity.”
Step 3: Tap “Set reminder to take breaks” in the Time tab, under Manage Your Time.
Step 4: Select whether you want the reminders to appear after 10 minutes, 20 minutes, or 30 minutes, and then tap Done.
Your reminder will appear if you keep the app open for that long without closing it.
How to set up a daily limit on Instagram?
Once you’ve used Instagram too much in a single day, the Daily Limit feature will remind you to close it.
Step 1: Open Instagram and tap on your profile photo in the bottom-right corner.
Step 2: Tap the three stacked lines at the top-right corner of the page, then tap “Your Activity.”
Step 3: In the Time tab, under Manage Your Time, tap “Set daily time limit.”
Step 4: Decide on the length of your daily time restriction. You can set the timer for 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, or 3 hours on an Android device, whereas you can choose any amount of time up to 23 hours and 5 minutes on an iPhone.
Step 5: Tap Done (Android) or Set Reminder (iPhone).
A pop-up will show whenever you’ve reached your time restriction, informing you.