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Instagram introduces a new feature- 'You're All Caught Up'

A green tick appears on the screen along with the message ?You?re All Caught Up? helping the user

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MUMBAI: Instagram has come up with a new feature named ‘You’re All Caught Up’ that informs the user when they have seen every posts on their feeds in the last 48 hours. A green tick appears on the screen along with the message ‘You’re All Caught Up’ helping the user to have a better understanding of their feed and to inform them that they haven’t missed recent photos or videos.

This update is a supposed antidote to Instagram’s algorithmic which shows posts in a non-chronological order which was launched about two years back and was widely criticised. People objected that the feature will use information based on user’s interaction in the app to plan its feed which will spoil the usual way of scrolling through the app.

This feature is also supposed to help users to manage the time that is spent on the app and stop them from ‘over programming’. Not just this, Instagram also might be working on a ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature to help the users.

Facebook  CEO Mark Zuckerberg  has been vocal about prioritizing well-being over profits, to the point that the network reduced the prevalence of viral videos in the feed so much that that app lost 1 million users in the U.S. and Canada in Q4 2017. “I expect the time people spend on Facebook and some measures of engagement will go down. If we do the right thing, I believe that will be good for our community and our business over the long term too,” said Zuckerberg as quoted by Techcrunch.

Apple is going to introduce Screen Time in iOS 12. Google’s Dashboard, which is going to be a part of Android P. These features are going to let the user track their usage patterns and understand which apps are taking up most of their time.

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