Instagram introduces quiet mode to help users take a break on the platform. Young users on the platform will be prompted to enable quiet mode in the event that they are using Instagram during odd hours of the day.
Instagram Introduces Quiet Mode
On Thursday, Instagram announced and launched Quiet Mode, which will update your activity status, pause notifications and then send autoreply when someone on the platform DMs you.
And while at the moment is only available to users in the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, Quiet Mode is basically aimed at young users on the platform who uses Instagram as a messaging tool.
Meta’s Reaction in a Press Release
“Teens have told us that they sometimes want to take time for themselves and might be looking for more ways to focus at night, while studying and during school,” Meta, in a press release said.
Teenagers on the platform will be prompted to pause notifications “when they spend a specific amount of time on Instagram late at night,” the company said. The social media platform also rolled out new ways and mediums to control recommendations.
How the Feature Works
When users on the platform select “Not Interested” on a post in Explore, Instagram will avoid recommending similar content in Search, Reels, and other areas of the app. You can also add emojis, words, and hashtags to the Hidden Words section in your Privacy settings, and then your feed will immediately stop suggesting content to you with the captioned terms.
The Explore feature of Instagram has also been updated to let users hide multiple posts at once.