Instagram has announce a new feature call as Quiet Mode to help people focus and to encourage people to set boundaries with their friends and followers. As per Instagram, the feature aims to ease users’ anxiety about spending time away from the app by silencing incoming alerts, auto-replying to direct messages (DMs), and setting an account’s status to ‘In Quiet Mode‘ to notify followers that the user is not currently active on the app.
Even though the feature is available for everyone, the feature is specially target to its teenage users.
In a blog post explaining the new features, Meta, said that teens had inform the company that they sometimes “wanted to take time for themselves and might be looking for more ways to focus at night, while studying and during school.”
The new Quiet Mode is aim at encouraging people to spend less time on the app, and the Meta says that it will urge teenage users to enable Quiet Mode during the night through prompts on the app.
Meta says that it has develop this feature “to help people focus and to encourage people to set boundaries with their friends and followers“.
Turning it on will silence all notifications, while your profile’s activity status will change to let people know that you are in Quiet Mode.
Instagram will also send an auto-reply when someone sends you a DM, as per the Meta.
Instagram has also introduce newer ways to control recommendations and update its Parental Supervision Tools.
You can now choose to hide many pieces of content in Explore at one time.
You can also “add a word or list of words, emojis or hashtags that you want to avoid.”
As per blog post :
Quiet Mode is available to all users in Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the US starting 20th January 2023, and will be introduce in other regions soon.
Nick Clegg, Meta President, Global Affairs tweeted :
Today we’re rolling out more features to help people manage their time and content on Instagram. 'Quiet Mode' lets users mute all notifications, signal to friends and followers they’re ‘in quiet mode’, and send an auto-reply when someone sends a DM. /1 pic.twitter.com/plmPw5T4dF— Nick Clegg (@nickclegg) January 19, 2023
Instagram has also attempt to develop features to help users manage their time before.
The app already includes a feature that allows users to know, track, and control their daily time spent on the app by sending them alerts.
Instagram also offers a feature that allows you to set up “take a break” prompts when specific app sessions go over a certain amount of time, as well as tools to pause, snooze, restrict, and unfollow pages, groups, and people to help reduce interaction with addictive or otherwise irrelevant posts.