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How to activate the ‘Take a Break’ tool, which will tell you to close Instagram for a while

Instagram has radically changed its objective, since this social network was created in order to publish only your favorite photographs, however, later on they added different options such as: the possibility of uploading videos, chatting by instant messaging, statuses and the famous Reels, a section with a mechanism similar to that of TikTok, which can cause addiction among users. Today we will teach you the trick to activate the ‘Take a Break’ or ‘Take a break’ function. What does it consist of? Here we will explain it.

Instagram It has a section called Reels, it is a space where content creators can upload all kinds of videos such as: educational, politics, humor, video games, etc. Because Reels cause addiction among users, since some spend it for several hours, the aforementioned social network has decided to create a new tool, which will warn you that you must stop after having been for a certain amount of time in the application, reported CNN.

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It is important to clarify that the function ‘Take a Break’ It has been officially launched this Tuesday, December 7, however, it will first gradually reach users in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. It is estimated that in the coming months it will expand for all the remaining countries.


  • First, enter the Google Play Store or App Store and make sure you have updated Instagram from your Android or Apple iOS mobile.
  • Then, open the app and click on your profile photo, which is located in the lower right corner.
  • The next step is to tap on the icon of the three horizontal stripes that are located in the upper right.
  • Now, click on Settings.
  • Finally, select if you want to receive an alert after 10, 20 or 30 minutes.
  • The alert will warn you to close the application, and it will also suggest that you take a deep breath, write something, consult a to-do list, or listen to a song.

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