Instagram is testing a new feature that will let you know “when you’re all caught up,” helping you fight your FOMO anxiety on the platform.
Last week we reported that Instagram has an unreleased “Usage Insights” feature that may soon be telling you just how much time you spend on the platform. Now, it’s testing another “time well-spent” feature, that will help you fight that anxiety you feel when you’re scrolling through your Instagram feed and think: “Have I seen everything there is to see?”
The feature, currently being tested amongst a small group of users, brings up an alert that says “You’re All Caught Up – You’ve seen all new post from the past 48 hours.” It lets them know that they can stop scrolling as they’ve seen everything there is to see right now. Instagram has confirmed the feature to TechCrunch but has not provided any further details about how it might work exactly.
Does the alert mean you’ve seen every single post from everyone you follow, or the ones that Instagram’s algorithm has decided to show you? We don’t know, yet. Either way, we’ll update you once we know more.