Instagram gets Quiet Mode, recommendation controls to give you more control over the app


Instagram announced today that it is introducing a bunch of new features to the app that aim to give users more control and help them disconnect from the app whenever necessary. First among these is the new Quiet Mode, which essentially works like the Do Not Disturb mode available on our smartphones. Instagram does not send any updates or notifications to users when Quiet Mode is enabled.

In addition, the company changes the user’s profile activity status to reflect that the particular user has enabled Quiet Mode in the app. In addition, the company will also send an auto-reply to anyone who sends a direct message to the user.

Users can turn on Quiet Mode in Instagram by tapping on the profile icon at the bottom > tapping on the hamburger menu at the top > tapping on the Settings option > notification button > tapping on the Quiet Mode button and toggling the toggle button on. Alternatively, users can also customize Quiet Mode hours to fit their schedule by selecting the time period between which they want the feature to automatically turn on. “…once the feature is turned off, we’ll show you a quick summary of notifications so you can catch up on anything you missed,” Instagram wrote in a blog post.

As far as availability is concerned, Instagram says anyone can use quiet mode, but the company will prompt teens to do so when they spend a certain amount of time on Instagram late at night. The Meta-owned photo and video app also said that Quiet Mode is available to everyone in the US, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand starting today and that it will be rolling out the feature to more countries in the coming days. ,

recommendation control

The second feature that Instagram is rolling out for users is to give users more control over the content they see in their feed. The company said that users will now be able to choose to hide multiple pieces of content in Explore that they are not interested in at a time. Additionally, when they select ‘Not interested’ on a post they see in Explore, Instagram will try to prevent them from ‘advancing this type of content to other places where we make recommendations, like Reels, Discovery and more’ some’.

Furthermore, the company said that users will now be able to hide recommended posts containing select words specified by the user. This is similar to how users can hide comments and DMs containing specific words. Users can access it in the Hidden Words section of the Privacy Settings.

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