What is the Instagram supervision feature? We all know Instagram isn’t excellent for anybody, but it’s especially terrible for teenagers. Although some claim the broader research does not back such firm conclusions, Facebook’s own data revealed that Instagram has a negative influence on teenage users’ mental health.
Nonetheless, if you’re a parent or caregiver for a young person, you might want to know more about their Instagram activity. Supervision, a set of parental controls released by Meta recently, provides limited monitoring abilities and is only accessible in the United States for now.
This new feature allows parents and guardians to set time restrictions for app usage as well as get notifications on who their kids are following (and who is following them). It must be done by the teen’s account, however. In the future, caregivers will be able to create Supervision settings as well as restrict access times for Instagram.
How to set up Instagram supervision?
Teens aged 13–17 must first invite their parent or guardian to join Instagram, who must then accept their invitation.
To access this feature, go to your child’s profile on Instagram, then tap the three vertical lines in the upper right corner. Select Settings > Supervision > Next. Choose whether you’d want the parent or guardian to accept the invitation and how you’d like them to do so.
When you receive an invitation, simply open Instagram and log in to your account. Then, if you received the invite via messaging app, go to the Instagram Family Center by opening the link there. Select “Next” > “Yes, accept invite.”
How to adjust Supervision features on Instagram?
To increase or decrease your child’s Instagram time limit, go to Settings > Supervision > Accounts you supervise and choose your kid’s account. Select Set limit, set the limitation, and then Save. You may also view their Instagram usage in the last 7 days here.
You may also see your kid’s follower and following lists. Tap Followers & Following > See more after selecting your kid’s account.