Mental health experts suggest, if the time spent on Social networking sites is intentional then, it should be positive and inspiring in some sense. However, a large majority of users mostly keep scrolling through their posts and images aimlessly just to kill the boredom. If continued over long periods of time, this behavior can be unhealthy. So, taking deliberate steps to keep this in check can not only improve your health but overall productivity as well. Read to find how to spend less time on Instagram and focus attention on other important tasks.

How to manage and spend less time on Instagram

Instagram can be highly addictive, especially when you are not bothered to check average time spent on the site. You should make conscious effort to spend less time on Instagram. To that end, if you feel like you’re spending too much time, here’s how to check activity on Instagram and control it!

Go to your profile.

Tap Menu.

Instagram Settings
Instagram Settings

Choose Settings.

Instagram Your Activity
Instagram Your Activity

Tap Your Activity.

Spend Less Time on Instagram
Spend Less Time on Instagram

If you can’t find it here, go to your profile and tap > Your Activity. This will show you how much time you spend on Instagram in a week. Using this you can easily find the average time spent on Instagram per day.

Why can’t I see time spent on Instagram?

It’s likely you are running an older version of the app. So, update the app to its latest version. Time spent on Instagram starts when you open the app, and ends when you close it or switch to using another app on your device.

You can also set a reminder to know when you’ve spent a certain amount of time on Instagram. To set a time spent reminder,

Go to your profile and tap the Menu button (visible as 3 horizontal bars)

Tap Your Activity.

Set Daily Reminder
Set Daily Reminder

Choose Set Daily Reminder.

Set Reminder Time
Set Reminder Time

Enter the desired amount of time and tap Set Reminder.

Tap OK.

Hope that helps!

Also read, How to disconnect your Instagram account from another social network.

Source – Instagram Help