01 February 2023
Instagram has announced a new feature called Quiet Mode to help users take a break from notifications. It has further revealed a bunch of features including the ability to manage your recommendations. There are also updated parental supervision tools to help parents keep their teens' user experience pleasant and safe.
Quiet Mode is the biggest feature released by Instagram in the latest package of changes. It works as the name suggests which is to give you quiet time to spend by yourself. Users will not receive any notification during the time the mode is turned on. The user profile will show "In Quiet Mode" to let others including your followers know you will not be receiving any notifications.
Even when someone sends a message, Instagram will notify them the recipient will not be notified as the quiet mode is enabled. The good thing is this mode can also be scheduled so that it can turn on or off automatically. Once the mode is disabled, all pending notifications will be shown in a quick summary. The feature is currently available only in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Next up, Instagram is allowing users to give feedback to the platform about the kind of content they do not want to get recommended. It is now possible to hide multiple content pieces simultaneously in the Explore section. Instagram says when you hide a particular content type, it will also try to exclude it in other places like Reels and Search as well.
The app now lets you add particular words, emojis, and hashtags to avoid related posts. This works similarly to how you can avoid certain comments under your posts.