Over the past year, Instagram has improved its platform by emphasizing its creators more and enhancing user safety with a variety of tools. In order to improve the browsing experience even further, the platform is now introducing a brand-new Quiet Mode, which will allow users to better manage the amount of time they spend using the app, in addition to brand-new methods for filtering content.
Users will no longer receive app notifications when Quiet Mode is enabled, allowing them to live their lives without interruption. Users will also be able to see a new status icon when Quiet Mode is turned on. In addition, the app will automatically respond to incoming direct messages when Quiet Mode is enabled, notifying users that the person they are attempting to reach is away from the app and will not see their notifications until they return.
It’s great that when a user comes back from Quiet Mode, they will see what they missed in a new notification. Even though Instagram’s new Quiet Mode is intended for teenagers, anyone can use it to create more personal space when they need to step away from the app.
We first mentioned that Instagram was looking into new ways to filter content on the app in the summer. Users now have more control over what they see thanks to the company’s new content filtering options. The Explore hub will now allow users to hide content, and the app will attempt to hide content in other areas as well.
Additionally, users will be able to filter out content from their recommended posts by employing keywords, emojis, or hashtags. Finally, the app will now have parental-accessible Supervision Tools, giving parents more control over their children’s Instagram experience. Even though we are still in the first month of the new year, Instagram is already providing its users with useful tools. Watching how the platform develops over the next year will be fascinating.