Instagram introduces 'You're All Caught Up' feature

By Anuj Sharma - July 3, 2018
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You’ll find posts that you’ve already viewed as well as posts that are older than two days below the “You’re All Caught Up” message.

While Instagram’s out-of-order timeline still remains a conundrum to all its users, the photo-messaging app has introduced “You’re All Caught Up” feature that will let you know when you’ve scrolled through all new posts from the last 48 hours.

We’ve heard that it can be difficult to keep track of your seen posts. With this message, you’ll have a better understanding of your Feed and know you haven’t missed recent photos or videos.

When you come across it, you’ll see a big green checkmark and a message saying “you’re all caught up.” Beyond the line break will be posts that have been up for longer than two days mixed with more recent ones you’ve already seen and scrolled past.

You’ll find posts that you’ve already viewed as well as posts that are older than two days below the “You’re All Caught Up” message.

This feature is available on iOS and Android starting today, July 2. 

If, Instagram is the main cause of your phone addiction, the app is working on an “Usage Insights” feature that will help curb your inclination towards the social network.

The feature was first spotted by developer Jane Manchun Wong, who has for long showed Instagram’s unlaunched features. The new “Usage Insights" feature will alert you after you've reached a pre-determined time limit in the app, according to new screenshots.

The photos show a feature that looks similar to the new app limits feature in iOS 12.

The app will include a new menu that will let you monitor time spent in the app, along with a chart which will crack down your daily usage over the course of a week. From there, you can set a "daily reminder," which lets you set daily time limits for the app. Once you've reached the time limit, you'll get a notification.

While it's not yet known as to when these features will be officially launched, but the fact that they are present in the code for Android app positively suggests that the launch could be soon.

Earlier Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom has confirmed that the company is working on a series of features meant to help provide users with an "understanding [of] how time online impacts people." That confirmation came after Wong discovered a "usage insights" tab in the app.

This new move from Instagram for usage tracking comes soon after major tech companies are facing increased pressure to reduce the addictive qualities of their products. Earlier this year, Google announced that Android P, will come with app-monitoring and time limit features built in.

Apple at the WWDC 2018 showcased iOS 12 with a feature that will detail usage stats and the ability to set time limits for specific apps.

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