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Instagram Rolls Out “Your Activity” Feature

The feature is expected to be available for all Instagram users soon

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Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is now rolling out its own “Your Activity” feature that would track how much time users spend on the app.

The feature, which lies inside the “hamburger” icon on the upper right corner of your profile page, includes tools for setting daily time limits and the option to temporarily mute push notifications, The Verge reported on Wednesday.

The feature was announced in August aiming to give users more control over how they interact with social media that may be harmful to the mental health and well-being of the users if used excessively.

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Facebook is expected to follow Instagram and add the feature to its activity dashboard, which is to be called “Your time on Facebook”.

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A similar feature called “Screen Time” has been introduced by Apple on its iOS, and with Google also releasing a “Digital Wellness” dashboard with Android 9.0, tech companies are thinking about helping users better manage their time using apps, the report added.

The feature is expected to be available for all Instagram users soon. (IANS)

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Central Intelligence Agency to Make a Debut on Instagram

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) already have official Instagram accounts

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After marking its social presence on Facebook and Twitter, US-based civilian foreign intelligence service Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) will now make a debut on Instagram.

The Director of CIA, Gina Haspel, while addressing a crowd at Auburn University in Alabama, confirmed that the CIA would soon have a presence on Instagram, The Verge reported on Monday.

With nearly a million followers on Facebook and 2.58 million followers on Twitter, the CIA keeps connected with the youth through sharing memes and updates about the organisation and its work.

Now Instagram would be the intelligence agency’s latest foray into social media.

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Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of Instagram, prepares for an announcement about IGTV in San Francisco. VOA

“Our team worked with the CIA, as they do with many partners, to provide best practices and guidance when it comes to launching an Instagram account,” the report quoted an Instagram spokesperson as saying.

As of now, it remains unclear exactly by when would CIA’s official Instagram account be launched.

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However, it is not new for federal agencies maintaining official accounts on social networking platforms.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) already have official Instagram accounts. (IANS)