There’s been an influx of complaints about Instagram’s new timeline algorithm. The seemingly random order of posts that appear in your feed could have been published at any time or day and are never in chronological order. Instagram has come up with a new feature that tells you when you’ve seen all new posts from the past 48 hours to prevent you from having to scroll forever through your feed.
The “You’re all caught up!” notification will appear in your feed once you’ve scrolled through all new posts in the past 2 days. Any posts that appear after this message will be a combination of posts older than 2 days and posts you may have already viewed.
This feature is meant to prevent you from mindlessly scrolling through your feed and is just another example of both Instagram and Facebook’s attempts at making users more aware of their time spent online. We should soon start to see more features surrounding screen time and app activity to highlight just how much time we spent on our devices every day. Look out for this feature appearing on your Instagram feed in the near future.
Are you concerned by how much time you spend on your devices? What measurements would you like to see to help you reduce your screen time?
Source: Instagram Press