Instagram wants to start helping users spend less time on its app.
Starting today, the photo-sharing app is adding a new tool that tells users when they’ve already seen all the new photos that have been posted over the last two days.
Keeping up to date on hundreds of accounts that you follow can be nearly impossible. Especially, ever since Instagram changed timelines so that photos aren’t arranged in chronological order anymore and are instead presented based on algorithmic values. If you find yourself refreshing Instagram every hour or so hoping you’ll see new content, the app will now tell you to stop.
With the new “You’re All Caught Up” message, you’ll now be able to easily tell if you’ve already seen the photos and videos in your feed.
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. TechCrunch has learned that Instagram is also prototyping a new Do Not Disturb feature. Once it rolls out to the public, you’ll be able to turn off notifications for 30 minutes, an hour, two hours, or even the entire day.