Instagram will let you track how much time you waste on its app

I have an Instagram account. Chances are, you probably have one too — just like the more than 500 million people who reportedly use the social media platform every day. But how much time is too much time? Instagrammers will be able to check out their “time spent” within the “Usage Insights” feature.

I have an Instagram account. Chances are, you probably have one too — just like the more than 500 million people who reportedly use the social media platform every day.

But how much time is too much time? Instagrammers will be able to check out their “time spent” within the “Usage Insights” feature, according to TechCrunch.

It’s really happening

But this isn’t all hearsay — Instagram CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom also said the news was true on Twitter, retweeting TechCrunch‘s story with a brief comment of his own:

But he didn’t stop there …

Or there, for that matter.

TechCrunch reports that app investigator Jane Manchun Wong unearthed the code featuring “time spent” within “the Instagram for Android application package, or ‘APK.’ ” But the publication also makes it clear that we don’t yet know what time period “time spent” will be tracking.

Either way, someday, you just might be able to tell how many hours you’ve spent checking out other people’s photos on Instagram.

Jane Burnett|is a reporter for Ladders and can be reached at jburnett@theladders.com.