Instagram to roll new features in March 2022 around teen usage of the app

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December 07, 2021, 5:21 PM UTC

The new features will be available on an opt-in basis.

Ahead of Instagram head Adam Mosseri’s congressional hearing, the platform has announced a fresh set of parental controls, to be launched in March next year. The controls aim to give parents and guardians more control over their teens’ usage of the app.

Parents will now be able to set time limits and receive notifications when their child reports another user on the photo-sharing app. The “take a break” feature allows users to take some time off after using the app for a set amount of time.

Apart from the “take a break” feature, the new update will also have parental controls where teen users can give access to their parents. The Meta-owned company is also working towards an educational hub for parents, focused on children’s social media use.

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