To promote setting boundaries with friends and followers and to aid in focus, Meta introduced Quiet mode on Instagram. The function is intended specifically for its teenage users. Users will not get any notifications once it’s enabled, but it will send an auto-reply whenever someone sends a direct message (DM). Moreover, the profile’s activity status will also change to let people know.
Meta via its blog post announced the new Instagram features. It said, “Today, we’re launching Quiet mode on Instagram to help people focus and to encourage people to set boundaries with their friends and followers. Once it’s enabled, you won’t receive any notifications, your profile’s activity status will change to let people know and we’ll automatically send an auto-reply when someone sends you a DM.”
According to the social networking site, teenagers have stated that they occasionally want to take time for themselves and maybe seeking more ways to concentrate at night, when studying, and at school. Now that the Quiet mode hours can be readily customised to meet a user’s schedule, Instagram will briefly summarise all alerts after the feature is disabled so that you may catch up on anything you missed.
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Despite being specifically designed for its teenage users, the Quiet mode is accessible to all users. But Instagram will remind teenagers to do it after they spend a certain amount of time online at night on Instagram. Starting today, everyone can use quiet mode in the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The photo-sharing app intends to expand the availability of quiet mode to other nations.
It is introducing new features that allow people to tell what content they don’t want to be recommended to them. In addition, if you choose Not Interested in a post that you saw in Explore, it will try to avoid displaying similar content to you in the future in other places where it makes recommendations, such as Reels, Search, and other locations.
Additionally, while you can currently block DMs and comments that contain certain terms, Instagram is now extending this option to include any recommended posts that you could see on the platform. It will stop recommending content with phrases like “fitness” or “recipes” in the caption or the hashtag once you add a word or list of words, emojis, or hashtags that you want to avoid. This is accessible in the Privacy settings’ Hidden Words section.
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Instagram has also updated its Parental Supervison tools. is working to make parents more aware of the decisions their children make and to make it simpler for them to have conversations with their children about their settings through the Family Center and other supervision tools, in addition to giving teens more tools to manage their time and experiences on the platform.
It just launched a feature that allows parents to view their teen’s Instagram privacy and account settings. Parents will be notified if their kid updates a setting so they may chat to their teen about the change. Now, parents may see accounts that their adolescent has blocked.
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