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Instagram now notifies if ‘you’re all caught up’ with your friends

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : December 26, 2018 4:03 pm

Instagram is rolling out a new feature to its original app which will notify you every time you’re done catching up to your friends’ lives on Instagram. With the latest update, Instagram will flash a large green checkpoint if you’ve done scrolling through all your posts in the feed for the past two days.
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Earlier last month, Instagram revealed its secret sauce behind the algorithm that lets you scroll through your friends’ post on the platform without missing out on one. Weeks after launching its IGTV app for long-form videos, the Facebook-owned company is rolling out a new feature to its original app which will notify you every time you’re done catching up to your friends’ lives on Instagram.

 

With the latest update, Instagram will flash a large green checkpoint if you’ve done scrolling through all your posts in the feed for the past two days. The message will read “You’re all caught up“ when you’ve gone through all new posts in the last 48 hours from the people whom you may follow. 

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Upon crossing the checkpoint, users will be greeted with older posts which would still be new to you if you hadn’t checked the app in over two days and these posts will be mixed with pictures and videos from recent posts which you might already have viewed. 

 

There are also reports that Facebook and Instagram are developing a tool to let users know how much time they spend on their platform. The updates will come as an added screen which will work like Google’s Dashboard feature or Apple’s Screen Time and will break down your different patterns of usage on opening either of those two social networking apps. 

 

There might also be a “Do Not Disturb“ mode on Instagram as well as Facebook which would allow users to block any notification from the apps for a certain amount of time. The feature is already being tested for 30 minutes, one hour, two hours, eight hours, one day or until the user manually switches it off.

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