Instagram now has a new “Quiet Mode,” which allows users to pause notifications whenever they want to take a break from the social networking platform. Users will not receive notifications once the new mode is enabled, and their profile’s activity status will change to notify others, the company said in a blog post on Thursday.
Furthermore, when a user sends a direct message, the platform will automatically send an auto-reply (DM). Users can easily personalise their Quiet mode hours to fit their schedule, and once the feature is disabled, the platform will display a quick summary of notifications so they can catch up on what they missed.
In addition, the company introduced new features that will allow users to tell the platform which content they do not want to be recommended to them. Users can now hide multiple pieces of content from the Explore page that they are not interested in, and the platform will try to avoid showing them that type of content in the future.
The platform has also expanded a feature that allows users to hide comments and direct messages that contain specific words. Users can now avoid a single word or a list of words, emojis, or hashtags.