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Instagram expands in-app prompts to limit screen time and harmful content

June 16, 2022

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Responding to criticism of harmful content exposure and the effects of too much social media screen time on younger users, Instagram this week added in-app prompts that aim to redirect users away from negative content and spending too much time in the app.

Teenagers will begin to see nudges to encourage them to switch to a different topic that excludes associations to image comparison.

The social app said that a recent study found 58% of respondents agree that prompts made their social media experience better by making them more mindful of their time on the app.

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