Instagram wants to please its users with as many features as it can provide and the company’s new Quiet Mode is proof of that. With Quiet Mode, Instagram wants its users to stay away from the app for a while and focus more on the outside world. Apart from that, it is coming up with new ways to filter content, to make the browsing experience even better.
Instagram Quiet Mode: What is it, how it works?
As per Instagram, Quiet Mode has been launched to help people focus, and to encourage people to set boundaries with friends and followers. Once enabled, you won’t receive any notifications, and your profile’s activity status will change to ‘In quiet mode’.
Not only that, but Instagram will automatically send an auto-reply when someone DMs you. This will help people know that you are currently away from the app. While the feature is aimed at teens to help them focus on their studies, anyone can use it to boost their productivity if they feel that Instagram is hampering it. “Anyone can use ‘Quiet mode’, but we’ll prompt teens to do so when they spend a specific amount of time on Instagram late at night”, says the company.
You can easily customize your ‘Quiet mode’ hours to fit your schedule and once the feature is turned off, Instagram will show you a quick summary of notifications so you can catch up on what you missed. ‘Quiet mode’ will be available to everyone in the US, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. More countries should be added to the list soon.
New ways to filter content on Instagram
Now, the company will allow you to filter content you see on Instagram in new ways. You can now choose to hide multiple pieces of content in Explore that you aren’t interested in at one time. Additionally, when you select “Not interested” on a post seen in Explore, Instagram says that it would try to avoid showing you that kind of content going forward in other places where it makes recommendations, like Reels, Search and more.
Next, while you can already hide comments and DMs containing specific words, the feature is now expanding to apply to recommended posts you might see across Instagram. One can now add a word or list of words, emojis or hashtags that they want to avoid – like “fitness” or “recipes”. Instagram will work to no longer recommend content with those words in the caption or the hashtag. You can access this in the Hidden Words section of Privacy settings.