Instagram Releases Set Of New Features Ahead Of Senate Hearing

Instagram has pushed forward a set of new features just days before its’ senate hearing about the Facebook Files, a set of internal reports stating how the app, as well as its partner Facebook, have distinctly negative effects on teens and young adults.

The changes include a “Take a break” feature, allowing users to set their app to remind them to take a break on a predetermined time frame, and a Digital footprint feature, allowing users to view their posts in chronological order.

Whether or not these changes will have any effect is yet to be known, but the proximity of the changes to Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri’s meeting with US senators tomorrow raises some suspicion as to the reasoning behind the changes.