A real Instagram craze has exploded for a couple of years. We are all intent on publishing moments of our life in a photo or video format. On the feed or via Stories. Indeed, it seems that the latter mode is the preferred one since you can add songs as a background and because they disappear after 24 hours. Although the Story still ends up in an archive of your profile, so it can be viewed whenever we want and we can also highlight it so that others can access it.
Few people may know that this app has existed since 2010. App born from the mind of Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, initially available only on iOS then became compatible with any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch having iOS 3.1.2 or higher. Since 2012 it is also available for devices that support Android, from version 2.2 or higher.
But just in that year, it was bought by Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook, for a billion dollars. Since then, with an acceleration from 2014, when Facebook bought another app that will also become a real craze, namely WhatsApp, Instagram has experienced a real explosion of captivating novelties. So much so that today it travels to 2 billion users.
How to find out if you are sick of Instagram
To understand if you are Instagram addicted, just enter your profile by pressing the little man symbol at the bottom right. Then press on the three horizontal lines at the top right and enter “Your activities”, with the clock symbol.
Here you can view the average time you have spent on the app over the last week, complete with a histogram showing the minutes of each day. From here you will understand how many minutes a day you spend there if there are days during which you have somewhat exaggerated.
Personally, I think you are sick of Instagram if you don’t exceed the hour a day. But maybe I’m wrong.
How to heal from Instagram
If you find that the time you spend on the app is too much, fear not. Instagram is the disease and the cure. In fact, at the bottom of the graph, there is the item “Set a daily reminder”, where, once clicked, you can set the time after which the app will send you a notification.
This way, once you have received the notification, you may decide not to enter it again until 00:59 or enter it on the fly a couple more times.
A sort of self-control that will allow you not to spend too much time and devote yourself more to those around you and the beautiful things that surround you.
My average at the time of writing is 36 minutes, with a peak of 58 minutes in a day. I guess that’s okay, right?