The facebook-owned photo-sharing app, Instagram will roll out the latest measures to push teenagers away from lousy content and promote them to “take a break” from the photo-sharing application.
According to a report issued by The Verge, Nick Clegg, the vice president of global affairs shared,
“We’re going to introduce something which I think will make a considerable difference, which is where our systems see that a teenager is looking at the same content over and over again, and it’s content which may not be conducive to their well being, we will nudge them to look at other content.”
However, Clegg didn’t give any exact date when the company would roll out these features. A Facebook representative stated in reaction to an email from The Verge looking for additional information, and the features are “not testing yet; however, will shortly.”
Apart from this, the representative pointed to a September 27 blog post by Instagram chief Adam Mosseri which referred the tech giant was “investigate” the features:
“We announced last week that we’re exploring two new ideas: encouraging people to look at other topics if they’re dwelling on content that might contribute to negative social comparison, and a feature tentatively called “Take a Break,” where people could put their account on pause and take a moment to consider whether the time they’re spending is meaningful”.